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Getting the Whole Story 

Wednesday, Mar 13 2013
After last year’s rave reviews, an encore presentation of John Cranko’s dramatic ballet, “Onegin,” based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel, returns to SF Ballet this spring. The ballet, scored by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, has themes anyone can understand – unrequited love, anguish, jealousy and revenge, and it’s not just the story that’s rich and lavish, but the costumes and scenery as well, says the ballet’s Kyra Jablonsky. “It’s not a modernist piece with minimal sets,” she says. “It’s a true period piece with costumes from that era.” Also, rather than a mixed bill with three different ballets in one evening, audience members see the entire ballet, so they can get fully engaged with the story of a jaded Russian aristocrat who destroys the dreams of an innocent, romantic young woman. “They can immerse themselves,” Jablonsky says. “They can get wrapped up in the characters and the story.”
March 21-26, 8 p.m., 2013

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