SFB American Tour: Chicago

Chicago reviews: Within the Golden Hour and Don Quixote Pas de Deux
"Wheeldon has crafted a series of hauntingly lovely duets for three principals couples, with particularly hypnotic dancing by the petite, technically bravura, highly expressive Maria Kochetkova (a standout dancer in all of the company’s programs) and her partner, Joan Boada" "As for the gala, there were three standout sections [including the] grand pas de deux from “Don Quixote,” in which Kochetkova and Boada set the stage on fire." Chicago Tribune
On a Theme of Paganini
"At its heart is an utterly glorious pas de deux, telegraphing Tomasson's riveting sense of drama, danced exquisitely Wednesday at the Harris Theater by creamy, swarthy Davit Karapetyan and delicate Maria Kochetkova, one of the more artful ballerinas on view during this visit by the San Francisco Ballet, where Tomasson is artistic director." Chicago Tribune
"Tomasson's strongest work here is in the more intimate sequences, with tiny, delicate, Russian-bred Maria Kochetkova wholly captivating in the way she seemed to completely defy gravity with her exquisite pointe work" Chicago Sun-Times
American tour: Chicago