San Francisco Ballet Programme 2
By Gavin Roebuck for The Stage
Four superb ballets showing off the high standard of the dancers are presented. To the music of Verdi, George Balanchine’s Ballo Della Regina opens the show. It is his tribute to ballet scenes in opera and was created for ballerina Merrill Ashley, who staged it. It is gloriously danced by all, especially the leading couple of Vanessa Zahorian and Gonzalo Garcia. With snappy beaten jumps and smooth circular lines, it is a pleasure to view.
Helgi Tomasson, the Icelandic artistic director, showed off the men in his company with Concerto Grosso to music by Geminiani. The work for five male dancers, led by a carefree Pascal Molat, was a display of elegant vitality. click for more