Take advantage of any opportunity to witness the wealth of talent with which the company is blessed. You don’t have to be an admirer of the ballet to realize that you are watching some of the best dancers in the world. I was enthralled when watching Giselle. Their synchronicity, along with their raw ability, was mesmerizing. But the principal dancers Tina LeBlanc and Gonzalo Garcia, performing the lead parts of Giselle and Count Albrecht, are in a company all their own. They moved as if possessed- their bodies defy gravity. There was an energy and finesse that emanated from them with every movement.
San Francisco has so much to offer culturally: There is the symphony, the opera, a variety of plays and musicals from Broadway, and, of course, the ballet. If you’ve never been to a ballet, Giselle is a wonderful starting point. You may decide that it’s not your cup of tea. But I am pretty sure that you will come away impressed with the performance.