...to CriticalDance's coverage of San Francisco Ballet's 2004 tour to London. The company's 2001 visit to Sadler's Wells was a huge success with critics and audiences alike: "Audiences left the Royal Opera House during SFB's one-week incumbency aglow with pleasure at the finesse, versatility and exuberance of this young-spirited company..."(Sunday Times)
SF Ballet boasts a company of world-class dancers performing an excellent and diverse repertory, including recent commissions from some of today's most interesting choreographers.
This page acts as a gateway to CriticalDance's special feature on San Francisco Ballet's performances at Sadler's Wells Theatre. We've included links to previews, interviews, and reviews by our writers as well as the national press. Also provided are an image gallery and links to other websites with information relevant to SF Ballet in London.
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West Coast Wonders:
Preview - San Francisco Balletís London Season
By Mary Ellen Hunt
With three completely different programs at Sadlerís Wells this month, San Francisco Ballet is bringing a little something for everyone to London. Versatility and style have always been hallmarks of the company, and with the eleven works planned for the tour, director Helgi Tomasson seems intent on showcasing those strengths.
Casting for the performances will be available as the dates draw closer, but here are a few glimpses of the ballets on the tour from a long-time observer of the company.
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