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Work-in-Progress Showing by Arist Fellow Monique Jenkinson's "Instrument" | Friday Nights at the de Young

October 19, 2012 -

Artist Fellow Monique Jenkinson performs excerpts from her work-in-progress Instrument. Since the beginning of September, Jenkinson and her three choreographic collaborators have been working in the museum in an experimental process inspired in part by Rudolf Nureyev: a Life in Dance. The result, her new dance-based solo performance Instrument, premieres November 29 at CounterPULSE. Please join us for a glimpse into her process.

Inspiration by Tiit Helimets, Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet | Friday Nights at the de Young

October 12, 2012 -

Inspiration by Tiit Helimets
This evening features a multifaceted installation inspired by Estonia, the home country of Tiit Helimets, including the premiere of Blue, Black and White.

Part I: Film screening of Eastern Odyssey

6:30–7:15 pm

This film chronicles the journey of Helimets back to Estonia with a group of dancers from San Francisco Ballet, Ballet San Jose, and Milwaukee Ballet. Directed by Quinn Wharton

Members' Opening Night of "Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance" | Friday Nights at the de Young

October 5, 2012 -

Live music by EOS Ensemble with performance by trainees of San Francisco Ballet. This exciting program will include the White Swan pas de deux from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and the Kitri variation from Don Quixote, along with a selection of Russian chamber music masterpieces. This event is co-presented by San Francisco Ballet.  Craig Reiss, violin; Mariya Borozina, violin; Caroline Lee, viola; Thalia Moore, cello; Olga Rakitchenkov, harp.


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