San Franciso Ballet’s Balanchine Tribute Honors the Company’s 60th Anniversary of Performing the Masterworks of Choreographic Legend George Balanchine
San Francisco Ballet’s all-Balanchine program, its nearly annual tribute to the late Great and Powerful George Balanchine, known fondly as ‘Mr. B’ to his dancers, one of the world’s most prolific and most musical choreographers, who also just happened to change the face of American Ballet as we knew it, is finally upon us and we are all abuzz with anticipation for the revival of the master’s Scotch Symphony, not performed by this company in 40+ years.
The opening night cast honors for Scotch Symphony are given to Yuan Yuan Tan, Davit Karapetyan, & Courtney Elizabeth (a perfect cast based on Odette’s rusty memories of her one and only time seeing the ballet as performed by Sacramento Ballet over a decade ago), with additional excitement peppering the program as company favorites Taras Domitro and Vito Mazzeo will be making their debuts…
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