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August 24, 1987 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
At the Saturday matinee performance by the Bolshoi, Nina Semizorova didn't so much dance the role of Raymonda as the Glazunov score. Characterization remained minimal, emotions barely suggested in acting terms. However, the expressive extremes of the music were fully embodied in Semizorova's dancing, from the floating, pluperfect balances in the dream pas de deux to the exultant bravura of the Grand Pas Hongrois.
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September 22, 2002 | CHRIS PASLES
Yuri Possokhov is a heartthrob San Francisco Ballet principal dancer who, at 38, is beginning to think of choreography as a way of extending his career. His "Damned," which the company will dance this week at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, is only his second ballet. But at least in his current hometown, it was called "the dance event of the season."
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August 17, 1987 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
The Bolshoi matinee on Saturday revealed new facets of several important artists seen earlier in the current Music Center engagement and confirmed the achievements of some others. The "Black Swan" pas de deux, for instance, definitively established that Alexei Fadeyechev is more than just a noble partner and stylish soloist. It proved him the master of effortless stratospheric jumps--a quietly serene virtuoso.
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October 1, 1996 | RITA FELCIANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In Yuri Posokhov, San Francisco Ballet's Ukrainian-born, Bolshoi-trained leading man, American dance seems to have its hands on that rare commodity, a true danseur noble. Refinement, nuanced attention to detail and an impeccable technique are the hallmarks of that elusive breed of male dancers--the princes of classical ballet.
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September 22, 2002 | CHRIS PASLES
Yuri Possokhov is a heartthrob San Francisco Ballet principal dancer who, at 38, is beginning to think of choreography as a way of extending his career. His "Damned," which the company will dance this week at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, is only his second ballet. But at least in his current hometown, it was called "the dance event of the season."
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October 1, 1996 | RITA FELCIANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In Yuri Posokhov, San Francisco Ballet's Ukrainian-born, Bolshoi-trained leading man, American dance seems to have its hands on that rare commodity, a true danseur noble. Refinement, nuanced attention to detail and an impeccable technique are the hallmarks of that elusive breed of male dancers--the princes of classical ballet.
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December 5, 1994 | LEWIS SEGAL
The final weekend performances of "Romeo and Juliet" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion offered several major casting firsts in the new San Francisco Ballet staging. On Friday, Yuri Posokhov danced as a member of the company for the first time, playing Romeo opposite the previously reviewed Elizabeth Loscavio.
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December 1, 1995 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, TIMES MUSIC/DANCE CRITIC
The San Francisco Ballet has a lot to show. The question is: Does Orange County want to see it? Wednesday night, Helgi Tomasson's elegant, energetic and eminently versatile company offered its second performance of three short ballets billed as "Repertory Highlights." The Performing Arts Center yawned with empty seats. It was sad. It was embarrassing. The message seems clear. If it isn't "Nutcracker," it isn't compelling. Civilization must be in trouble.
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December 1, 1995 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, TIMES MUSIC/DANCE CRITIC
The San Francisco Ballet has a lot to show. The question is: Does Orange County want to see it? Wednesday night, Helgi Tomasson's elegant, energetic and eminently versatile company offered its second performance of three short ballets billed as "Repertory Highlights." The Performing Arts Center yawned with empty seats. It was sad. It was embarrassing. The message seems clear. If it isn't "Nutcracker," it isn't compelling. Civilization must be in trouble.
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November 27, 1995 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Midway through Act I of the San Francisco Ballet "Nutcracker," little Clara gets shunted off to the sidelines and becomes a peripheral figure: a nonentity in her own Christmas dream and a very tiny pretext for a million-dollar spectacle. To those who come to the Orange County Performing Arts Center seeking only a display of company prowess, Clara's fate at the hands of choreographers Lew Christensen, his brother Willam and current artistic director Helgi Tomasson could seem a blessed relief.
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August 24, 1987 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
At the Saturday matinee performance by the Bolshoi, Nina Semizorova didn't so much dance the role of Raymonda as the Glazunov score. Characterization remained minimal, emotions barely suggested in acting terms. However, the expressive extremes of the music were fully embodied in Semizorova's dancing, from the floating, pluperfect balances in the dream pas de deux to the exultant bravura of the Grand Pas Hongrois.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1987 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
The Bolshoi matinee on Saturday revealed new facets of several important artists seen earlier in the current Music Center engagement and confirmed the achievements of some others. The "Black Swan" pas de deux, for instance, definitively established that Alexei Fadeyechev is more than just a noble partner and stylish soloist. It proved him the master of effortless stratospheric jumps--a quietly serene virtuoso.
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November 27, 1995 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Midway through Act I of the San Francisco Ballet "Nutcracker," little Clara gets shunted off to the sidelines and becomes a peripheral figure: a nonentity in her own Christmas dream and a very tiny pretext for a million-dollar spectacle. To those who come to the Orange County Performing Arts Center seeking only a display of company prowess, Clara's fate at the hands of choreographers Lew Christensen, his brother Willam and current artistic director Helgi Tomasson could seem a blessed relief.
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June 12, 1987 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
Principal casting has been announced for the 22-performance, three-week engagement by the Bolshoi Ballet in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, Aug. 11-30. The Music Center performances--the Bolshoi's first visit to Los Angeles since its September, 1979, engagement at Shrine Auditorium--conclude the 1987 U.S. summer tour of the Soviet company; the tour begins in New York City, June 30, and is scheduled to stop also in Washington and San Francisco.
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