San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) will shut Helgi Tomasson’s 37th and last season as Inventive Director and Principal Choreographer with Swan Lake, opening April 29, and working for 10 performances by Might 8, on the Battle Memorial Opera Home. Tomasson, who choreographed his first Swan Lake in 1988, three years after his appointment to SF Ballet, debuted the present manufacturing in 2009. The manufacturing has remained one of the vital standard within the Firm’s repertory. You possibly can watch Swan Lake’s trailer right here.
SF Ballet will honor Tomasson this month with Helgi Tomasson: A Celebration on April 24. The occasion consists of a 5:30pm efficiency of choreographic highlights from all through Tomasson’s profession.
“After I choreographed Swan Lake in 1988, I approached the ballet as a take a look at of this firm’s customary, decided to point out the general public what we had been able to,” stated Tomasson. “The dancers are on the high of their sport, cherishing the possibility to carry out this ballet that's so near our firm’s roots. It's a poignant second for me to share this expertise with our audiences and current Swan Lake on the shut of my tenure at SF Ballet.”
Probably the most well-known of the classical ballets, Swan Lake made its U.S. premiere at SF Ballet in 1940. Tomasson’s Swan Lake consists of set and costume designs by Tony Award–winner Jonathan Fensom and is danced to the rating by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, carried out dwell by SF Ballet Orchestra. It presents a dramatic and choreographic problem for the dancer within the twin position of Odette/Odile, who encompasses each the innocence of Odette and the flashy malevolence of Odile. In his manufacturing, Tomasson additionally showcases male dancers within the first act, presents standout moments for the corps of 30 swans, retains Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s authentic second act, and provides a divertissement within the third. Swan Lake was final offered in San Francisco in the course of the 2017 Repertory Season.
San Francisco Ballet will current Swan Lake from 29-Might 8, on the Battle Memorial Opera Home. Casting can be introduced quickly at www.sfballet.org.