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  • PBS Arts from San Francisco: The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet

GREAT PERFORMANCES: The Little Mermaid From San Francisco Ballet | Preview | PBS

Duration: 00:31
Program: PBS Arts from San Francisco: The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet
Broadcast Date: Dec. 6, 2011

Experience Hans Christian Andersen's haunting tale of love in San Francisco Ballet's production of this inventive ballet. Hamburg Ballet's chief choreographer John Neumeier blends dance, dramatic storytelling and spectacle in a darkly emotional interpretation of the classic fable. Performed by the world-class San Francisco Ballet, the production features an original score by acclaimed young composer Lera Auerbach, with prima ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan in the title role. Kristi Yamaguchi hosts the program. GREAT PERFORMANCES is a production of Thirteen for WNET New York Public Media. The evening's presentation is in collaboration with PBS member station KQED. GREAT PERFORMANCES "The Little Mermaid From San Francisco Ballet" airs as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

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Post Date: December 5, 2011