San Francisco Ballet Announces 2007 Season

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The San Francisco Ballet's 2007 season will include three world premieres, including a new Firebird by newly appointed choreographer in residence Yuri Possokhov.

The season opens with a gala on June 24 and will run from June 30 to May 5.

Possokhov, who will retire after 12 years as a principal dancer at the end of the current season, has previously staged Firebird for Oregon Ballet Theatre, but he is creating a new version for SF Ballet. It is set to Stravinsky's 1910 score.

There are also world premieres from artistic director Helgi Tomasson and choreographer Matjash Mrozewski on the schedule, as well as the American premiere of Wayne McGregor's Eden/Eden, set to music by Steve Reich. For the first time, the company will perform Jerome Robbins Fancy Free.

Revivals include Tomasson's full-length Sleeping Beauty and Tomasson and Possokhov's Don Quixote, as well as 30 performances of The Nutcracker.

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