San Francisco Examiner, April 6, 2007
... music dominated all evening long, continuing with Ned Rorem's score in the world premiere of Helgi Tomasson's On Common Ground. An orchestral version of the composer's String Quartet No. 4 - powerful yet lyrical music - was well conducted by Martin West. (West was also on the podium for the concluding piece, Agnes de Mille's Rodeo, to Copland's music.)
In a dizzying succession of solos, pas de deux and pas de trois, some of the ballet's best danced up a storm in On Common Ground - whose meaning, unlike Night, is rather elusive. Pairing Tina LeBlanc and Joan Boada, Lorena Feijoo and Davit Karapetyan, with the trio of Elana Altman, Jennifer Stahl and Rory Honenstein - now that's true depth for any company...