Glitterati from the Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater and San Francisco Ballet share the stage in Tour de Force II. Like an eveninglong dessert table of ballet bonbons, there's some Petipa, some Balanchine and even some premieres danced by some of the world's top dancers. Among the participants is Natalia Osipova, the Russian dancer who was a revelation in the debut Tour de Force two years ago and increasingly is regarded as the ballerina of her generation. She has stellar company with Diana Vishneva, Marcelo Gomes, David Hallberg, Polina Semionova, Guillaume Cote, Gil Roman, Ivan Vasiliev, Tiler Peck and Joaquin de Luz. Any one of these dancers would be worth braving the freeways. All of them in one show makes this a must-see.
Thu., April 28, 7:30 p.m., 2011