The San Francisco Ballet, one of the country's oldest and most esteemed professional ballet companies, will return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in September for the first time in three years.
The company will perform Sept. 27 to 28 and Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa. The six performances, divided into two programs, include the Southern California premieres of Yuri Possokhov's "RAkU" and "Trio," choreographed by Helgi Tomasson, the San Francisco Ballet's artistic director and principal choreographer.
The company is scheduled to open the center's 2011-12 season International Dance Series, as well as headline a weekend commemorating the center's 25th anniversary. Tickets for the series at Segerstrom Hall will go on sale Aug. 28, but are currently available to the center's dance season subscribers.
The San Francisco Ballet's Sept. 27 and 28 program will be a mixed repertoire. It will feature "RAkU", "Trio" and George Balanchine's "Symphony in C."