Dores André on “Salome” – A World Premiere at San Francisco Ballet, 3/9–19

by Sean Martinfield | See: By Sean, Sean's Reviews and Interviews, The Pink Section

Dores André, 2, for FFSShe’s sexual, she’s selfish, she wants what she wants,” says Dores André. “But at the same time she is not certain – because it’s all an experiment to her.”

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Program 5 at San Francisco Ballet opens Thursday, March 9 for seven performances through Sunday, March 19. The repertoire includes two revivals – Yuri Possokhov’s Fusion, Liam Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries and the world premiere of Arthur Pita’s Salome. This marks Pita’s first major American commission and will feature principal dancer Dores André in the title role. I met with Dores last week prior to the company’s morning class.Dores André. Photo, Seán MartinfieldAs I edged toward the Dance of the Seven Veils, I watch as she worked needle and thread through shiny satin slippers. Are they for Salome? Is Salome a virgin?

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