21 May — 5 June 2016
 
V Hátindar á ferli Helga ens

Helgi Tomasson's homecoming

San Francisco ballet

With Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Harpa, Eldborg
May 28 20:00 Premiere May 29 14:00 May 29 20:00 May 30 20:00 May 31 20:00

Price: 5.500 — 12.900 ISK.
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San Francisco Ballet presents an evening of dance composed of the company’s most loved pieces in Harpa’s Eldborg main hall, accompanied by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Under Helgi Tomasson’s artistic direction, San Francisco Ballet has achieved an international reputation as one of the pre-eminent ballet companies in the world.
 
San Francisco Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States and the oldest, founded in 1933. Under the three-decade-long direction of Helgi Tomasson, the company has received international recognition as one of the ballet world’s foremost companies, known for its broad repertory, dancers of uncommon range and skill and a vision that continually sets the standards for the international dance world.
 
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra accompanies San Francisco Ballet in Harpa, conducted by Martin West, music director and principal conductor of San Francisco Ballet, who is considered one of the world’s foremost conductors of ballet.
 
This will be the first time that San Francisco Ballet performs in Iceland with live accompaniment and the fourth time that Reykjavík Arts Festival’s guests have the opportunity to enjoy the company’s artistry.
 
The performance is a collaboration between Harpa, the Reykjavík Arts Festival and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
 
Programme
Trio

Choreographer: Helgi Tómasson
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
 
Rubies (úr from Jewels)
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Music: Igor Stravinsky: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
 
Le Corsaire: Pas de deux

Choreographer: Marius Petipa
Music: Riccardo Drigo: Le Corsaire
 
Solo

Choreographer: Hans van Manen
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita #1 in b–moll for violin — Corrente & Double
 
Within the Golden Hour

Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Ezio Bosso, Antonio Vivaldi