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SF Ballet's farewell performance for two Principal Dancers

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San Francisco Ballet says farewell to two of its Principal Dancers on Sunday May 11, in a special performance celebrating the artistry of Damian Smith and Rubén Martín Cintas.

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Damian Smith, from New South Wales in Australia, joined the Company from Ballet du Nord in 1996, was promoted to Soloist in 1998, and to Principal Dancer in 2001.

Spanish-born Reubén Martín Cintas has been with San Francisco Ballet since he joined as a member of the corps de ballet in 2000, having previously danced with English National Ballet. He was promoted to soloist in 2003 and to Principal Dancer in 2006.

Sunday evening's program features five works:

Excerpts from Helgi Tomasson’s The Fifth Season

Hans Van Manen’s Variations for Two Couples

The Man I Love from George Balanchine’s Who Cares?

The pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain, and

Jerome Robbins’ In the Night

There are also two special short film screenings honoring Cintas and Smith

Find out more about these dancers and view video excerpts of some of their performances with San Francisco Ballet via the following links: Damian Smith and Rubén Martín Cintas.

For further information on this special performance - which takes place at the War Memorial Opera House at 7.00 pm on May 11 - and for tickets, visit the San Francisco Ballet website