San Francisco Ballet Programme 3
By Gavin Roebuck for The Stage
Allegro Brilliante, composed by Tchaikovsky, choreographed by Balanchine and most ably danced by this company, is a treat. With courtly grace, Lorena Feijoo, partnered by Vadim Solomakha, dances with a stylish joy. The ensemble delivers crisp and confident dancing, especially Brett Bauer, whose elegant long line and bouncy elevation suggest he will go further as a dancer.
Natalia Makarova’s staging of the Petipa classic pas de trois from Paquita underpins the classicism of the company and reveals some magnificent sunny dancing from the Russian Guennadi Nedviguine and his two partners, Frances Chung and Vanessa Zahorian. click for more