Although British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s “Borderlands” made its world premiere at the War Memorial Opera House on Tuesday night, the piece looks rather familiar.
The finale to San Francisco Ballet’s Program 1, “Borderlands” feels like a B-side to McGregor’s 2006 work “Chroma” – which SFB performed just last year. The works share similar sets, costumes, lighting and staging but use different music. Read More
Not all story ballets are created equal. In most cases, a flimsy tale is an excuse for the dancing. But San Francisco Ballet’s production of John Neumeier’s “The Little Mermaid” is the opposite, clinging tightly to the tragic Hans Christian Andersen story on which it is based. Read More
When San Francisco Opera Artistic Adviser Francesca Zambello staged “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” on Broadway in 2008, the New York Times' called it “an unfocused spectacle, more parade than narrative ... achieves the dubious miracle of translating an animated cartoon into something that feels like less than two dimensions.” Read More