San Francisco Ballet
"Serenade," "Raku", "Lambarena"
War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco, CA
January 27, 2015
by Rita Felciano
copyright © Rita Felciano 2015
Why not start a new season with the best of the best, follow it with a blockbuster and close with a bow to cross-cultural communi- cation? For the balleto- mane, the triple bill that opened Helgi Tomasson's 30th year as Artistic Director offered the assurance of first class performances. They were not disappointed even though it was the blockbuster and not the best of the best that garnered the most applause.
Maria Kochetkova and Vitor Luiz in Balanchine's Serenade. Photo © Erik Tomasson