"Seven Sonatas" "Optimistic Tragedy" "Pas Parts 2016'
San Francisco Ballet
War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco, CA
January 26, 2017
by Rita Felciano
copyright © Rita Felciano, 2017
Yuri Possokhov’s “Optimistic Tragedy” is both a tribute to his Bolshoi training and a farewell gift to Principal Lorena Feijoo who will retire at the end of this season. The world premiere was seen between two superb works from last season, Ratmansky’s “Seven Sonatas” to Scarlatti, and Forsythe’s “Pas/Parts 2016”. This trio of works offered an encouraging perspective on ballet in our time, at least as presented by San Francisco Ballet.
Lorena Feijóo in Posskhov's "Optimistic Tragedy. Photo copyright Erik Tomasson