PROGRAM 4 – Tonight at San Francisco Ballet

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By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

PROGRAM 4 at San Francisco Ballet plays tonight at 8:00 PM and continues with evening performances on Friday and Saturday, as well as a 2:00 matinees on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Casting has been announced for the final performances. The mixed repertoire begins with the Company’s premiere of Petrouchka, set to the music of Igor Stravinsky and as choreographed by Mikhail Fokine for its premiere at the Ballet Russes in 1911. Isabelle Fokine, the choreographer’s granddaughter, has re-staged the work which originally starred the provocative ballet divo, Vladimir Najinsky, in the title role. Tonight’s performance* will feature Taras Domitro as “Petrouchka” – the puppet who comes to life. Elizabeth Miner appears as “the Ballerina” and Daniel Deivison-Oliveira takes on the role of “the Moor”.

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San Francisco Ballet in Fokine’s Petrouchka. Photo, Erik Tomasson

The second work, Diving into the Lilacs, premiered in the 2009 Season. The music is by Boris Tchaikovsky (no relation to Peter), is from his Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, and the choreography by Yuri Possokhov. Scheduled are Frances Chung, Hansuke Yamamoto, and Maria Kochetkova. Both Petrouchka and Diving into the Lilacs are conducted by Martin West.

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SF Ballet – Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs. Photo, Erik Tomasson

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Yuan Yuan Tan and Anthony Spaulding.
Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs. Photo, Erik Tomasson

The final dance – in the middle. somewhat elevated – is set to a recording by composer Thom Willems, a frequent collaborator of its choreographer, William Forsythe. The staging is by Laura Graham who observes that it re-evalutes and re-defines how an audience experiences ballet. “There are many, many things, on so many layers.” And in the middle, suspended above the dancers and “somewhat elevated” – a cluster of cherries.

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Lorena Feijoo and Davit Karapetyan.
Forsythe’s in the middle, somewhat elevated. Photo, Erik Tomasson

* All casting is subject to change.

Friday, March 5th, 8:00 PM
Petrouchka: Pascal Molat, Clara Blanco, Brett Bauer
Diving Into The Lilacs: Frances Chung, Hansuke Yamamoto, Yuan Yuan Tan, Anthony Spaulding, Lorena Feijoo, Vitor Luiz
in the middle, somewhat elevated: Sofiane Sylve, Katita Waldo, Vanessa Zahorian, Lorena Feijoo, Elana Altman, Courtney Elizabeth. Tiit Helimets, Pascal Molat, Gennadi Nedvigin

Saturday, March 6th, 2:00 PM
Petrouchka: Gennadi Nedvigin, Clara Blanco, Brett Bauer
Diving Into The Lilacs: Maria Kochetkova, Pascal Molat, Yuan Yuan Tan, Anthony Spaulding, Elizabeth Miner, Daniel Deivison-Oliveira
in the middle, somewhat elevated: Kristin Long, Frances Chung, Vanessa Zahorian, Lorena Feijoo, Charlene Cohen, Jennifer Stahl. Pierre-François Vilanoba, Davit Karapetyan, Garen Scribner

Saturday, March 6th, 8:00 PM
Petrouchka: Taras Domitro, Elizabeth Miner, Daniel Deivison-Oliveira
Diving Into The Lilacs: Frances Chung, Hansuke Yamamoto, Maria Kochetkova, Joan Boada, Lorena Feijoo, Vitor Luiz
in the middle, somewhat elevated: Sofiane Sylve, Katita Waldo, Vanessa Zahorian, Sarah Van Patten, Elana Altman, Courtney Elizabeth. Tiit Helimets, Pascal Molat, Gennadi Nedvigin

Sunday, March 7th, 2:00 PM
Petrouchka: Gennadi Nedvigin, Clara Blanco, Brett Bauer
Diving Into The Lilacs: Frances Chung, Hansuke Yamamoto, Maria Kochetkova, Joan Boada, Elizabeth Miner, Daniel Deivison-Oliveira
in the middle, somewhat elevated: Lorena Feijoo, Lily Rogers, Maria Kochetkova, Elana Altman, Charlene Cohen, Jennifer Stahl. Anthony Spaulding, Luke Willis, Joan Boada, Garen Scribner.

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PASCAL MOLAT – in Fokine’s Petrouchka. Photo, Erik Tomasson

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Click on the photo to order these recordings on-line:

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STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka

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TCHAIKOVSKY: Sinfonietta for String Orchestra

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THOM WILLEMS: in the middle, somewhat elevated

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”, which is being prepared for publication. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

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