Works by Robbins, Tomasson, Wheeldon, and Lubovitch Are on San Francisco Ballet's 2006 Schedule

Classic Arts News   Works by Robbins, Tomasson, Wheeldon, and Lubovitch Are on San Francisco Ballet's 2006 Schedule
 
San Francisco Ballet's 2006 season will include an all-Jerome Robbins program, along with a world premiere and a number of local premieres.

The company's season with its annual gala on January 25, and runs through the beginning of May.

It features two full-length ballets—artistic director Helgi Tomasson's version of Swan Lake (January 28-February 4) and Mark Morris's Sylvia (April 21-May 5)—along with the company's revamped Nutcracker in December 2005.

Mixed programs include the world premiere of Tomasson's Chaconne for Piano and Two Dancers and the San Francisco premieres of works by Christopher Wheeldon, Lar Lubovitch, and Paul Taylor.

In March, the company presents a program of Jerome Robbins works featuring Afternoon of a Faun, Dybbuk, and Glass Pieces.

This summer, the company will be featured in the inaugural Summer of Dance Festival, which takes place in Paris July 5-23.

"Having had the privilege of working closely with Jerome Robbins while I was a dancer at New York City Ballet, I am especially thrilled to devote a full program to some of his most acclaimed works," artistic director Helgi Tomasson said in a statement. "In addition, I am honored that three of the dance world's most prestigious choreographers, Paul Taylor, Lar Lubovitch, and Christopher Wheeldon, have created new works expressly for our company to premiere at the dance festival, Les _t_s de la danse de Paris, this summer."


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