Program 2 features the purity and delicacy of Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas, the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov’s emotionally intense Optimistic Tragedy, and William Forsythe’s pulsating Pas/Parts 2016. Set to Scarlatti, Seven Sonatas is a neoclassical ballet The Washington Post hailed for “its extreme musical sensitivity.” Be the first to see Optimistic Tragedy, a world premiere by Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov, whose Swimmer was the undisputed hit of the 2015 season. And finally, William Forsythe’s astounding Pas/Parts 2016. Upon its debut, the SF Chronicle raved, “dense in detail, yet airy in effect, classical in its language…yet resolutely contemporary in its sensibility—a major acquisition for the company.”


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