S.F. Performances Announces 2012-2013 Season

18 Apr

San Francisco Performances’ 2012-2013 season, its 33rd, was announced April 17 by President Ruth A. Felt, starting  October 4, 2012 and running through May 28, 2013.  It will feature Hilary Hahn, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Midori, celebrate Philip Glass’ 75th birthday and host a special series on the life and influence of Robert Schumann.  It will include pianists, string quartets, and vocalists.

Of most importance to dance lovers, are the three dance presentations, representing a marvelous range of styles and interests.  The English contemporary dance company of Russell Maliphant will appear October 132 and 14 at Novellus Theatre, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

April 16, the enchanting Shantala Shivalingappa will return to Herbst Theatre with a program choreographed in collaboration with Pina Bausch, Ushio Amagatsu of Sankai Juku and Savitry Nair.

May 1-5 at the Novellus Theatre the Paul Taylor Company will return for its every-other season appearance under S.F. Performances’ auspices.  The three program repertoire will include  a yet unnamed premiere from the 2012 or 2013 season, the 2011 works Gossamer Gallants and The Uncommitted in their West Coast Premieres, along with the 1987 Kith and Kin, never seen on the West Coast.

The programs will include  Book of Beasts, 1971; Last Look, 1985; Company B, 1991; Cascade, 1999;  Spring Rounds, 2005.

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