San Francisco Ballet Update
The Little Mermaid Receives Prestigious TV and Film Award Nomination
SF Ballet’s filmed production of Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid has received a nomination for the “Best in Arts Documentary and Performing Arts” award from the Rose d’Or Global Entertainment Television Festival. Entertainment programs from around the world are submitted to the competition, and an international jury of leading industry professionals is given the task of selecting a shortlist of nominees for final consideration. The winners will be announced at the Rose d’Or Awards Ceremony on May 10. For more information, visit the Rose dor website.
Liang World Premiere Named
Edwaard Liang’s world premiere, which opens on March 21 as part of Program 5, has been named Symphonic Dances. The work is Liang’s first commissioned piece for SF Ballet, and is set to Rachmaninov’s score of the same name. For more information, visit San Francisco Ballet’s website.
News from Choreographer Val Caniparoli
On April 25, The Joffrey Ballet will present a new work by Choreographer and Principal Character Dancer Val Caniparoli, as well as works by Edwaard Liang and Jerome Robbins, as a part of the company’s “Spring Desire” program.
On April 27, Smuin Ballet will debut Caniparoli’s Swipe, a highly technical piece for four men and three women. Swipe is set to a remix of String Quartet No. 2 by London composer Gabriel Prokofiev, grandson of Sergei Prokofiev and a classically-trained composer known for electro-club and hip-hop music.
Finally, the Metropolitan Opera recently released a DVD of Capriccio, starring Renee Fleming and featuring choreography by Caniparoli. For more information, please contact the Met.