ballet program 2

img_8172  The second installment of the 2016 season of the San Francisco Ballet was made up of three beautiful dances.

The first was a Balanchine piece, “Rubies”, where the ballerinas glittered in red costumes as they danced across the stage.  The choreography was beautiful – synchronized and delicate.

Next was “Drink to Me only with Thine Eyes”, which featured the pianist, Natal’ya Feygina.  Ms. Feygina was phenomenal – her music was melodic and beautiful and I was so impressed with her strong performance through the whole dance.  The dancers, however, seemed to be dressed in their warm up clothes and doing random movements across the stage.  But even in the randomness, it was still beautiful.

And last up was “Fearful Symmetries” – a modern dance with dark skin tight costumes, a heavy beat, and moving lights across the stage.  My favorites, Yuan Yuan Tan and Frances Chung, were highlighted but the whole company was quite strong.  There was a lot of sexual movement throughout the dance – more sex than love – which I was surprised by.  I am always in awe of how graceful Yuan Yuan is but her part in the dance seemed disjointed from everyone else – or maybe because she really is the best. 🙂

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