Beaux arts

Paul Parish for The Bay Area Reporter

San Francisco Ballet charged into its spring season with two triple bills which play through this weekend at the Opera House. Both are full of variety, superlatively well-danced, well worth seeing, and contrast chiefly in that Program 2 is "Modern and Challenging" and Program 3 is "Romantic and Melodramatic." Each has a premiere, Mark Morris' Beaux (#2) and Yuri Possokhov's Francesca da Rimini (#3), and that's the major story.