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The Shostakovich Trilogy and The Rite of Spring Come to the San Francisco Ballet

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We have two amazing programs coming to our beloved San Francisco Ballet in early April. The Shostakovich Trilogy from April 2-13 and Program Six Triple Bill, which includes the Rite of Spring piece from April 4-15. Go to www.sfballet.org for the specific performance dates and ticket information.

The Shostakovich Trilogy, as you would guess, is three pieces set to the music of Shostakovich.and is a co-production with American Ballet Theatre. The work of two revolutionary artists comes together in this work, a groundbreaking, intensely personal tribute to composer Dmitri Shostakovich by American Ballet Theatre Artist in Residence, Alexei Ratmansky. Shostakovich Trilogy explores Ratmansky’s complex relationship with his native country through powerful music, athletic choreography, and thought-provoking scenic design by George Tsypin (director of the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony).

Program 6 includes the world premiere of Caprice by SF Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer, Helgi Tomasson, and is set to the immensely joyful Symphony No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saëns. The program continues with the 20th anniversary presentation of Maelstrom, the first work created for SF Ballet by Mark Morris. Upon its premiere, the San Francisco Bay Guardian called Maelstrom “a jewel that goes right to the core of classical European dance.” The program concludes with Yuri Possokhov’s The Rite of Spring, a gripping interpretation of Stravinsky’s masterwork, which made its premiere during the 2013 season.

Go to www.sfballet.org for more information.

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