SF Ballet presents its final two mixed bills of the 2013 season (followed by Cinderella in May) with alternating performances peppered throughout the rest of this week.
Program 6 brings Rudolf Nureyev’s classical dance Raymonda Act III, Val Caniparoli’s dramatic, stray-from-societal-norms Ibsen’s House, and Edwaard Liang’s spiritual Symphonic Dances set to the complex music of Rachmaninov. Program 7 features Helgi Tomasson’s Criss-Cross (last seen in 1999), Francesca da Rimini, the riveting love story based on Dante’s Inferno and set to an intense Tchaikovsky score, and Balanchine’s high-energy Symphony in Three Movements. Check here for the various dates and times. Through Sunday 4/21, War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave.
ODC Theater showcases the multi-faceted Sheetal Gandhi in Bahu-Beti-Biwi, a solo theatrical dance solo that binds North Indian music and family characters into a contemporaneous probe of comic portraiture and active resistance. Tickets start at $20, purchase here. Fri 4/19 - Sun 4/21. Next week, dancers challenge the laws of physics in FACT/SF's presentation Falling, an evocative and contemporary movement set to a rousing musical score by Emmy Award-winning Dan Cantrell. Tickets start at $23, purchase here. Thurs 4/25 - Sun 4/28, 3153 17th St.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet kicks off its 30th Spring Season with a collaboration with Grammy winning double bassist and composer Edgar Meyer. Read more details about the program here. Friday 4/19 through 4/28, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St.
It's a couple of weeks away, but mark your calendar for Company C's contemporary spring program that will feature one world premiere and two company premieres. Tickets start at $23, purchase here. Thurs 5/2 - Sat 5/4. Z Space, 450 Florida St.
In Mid-May, the Smuin Ballet takes the stage at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for its spring dance series. Look forward to a sultry ballet set to jazz music, romantic pieces set to French folk tunes, and more. Tickets start at $24, purchase here. 701 Mission St.