2019 PROGRAM



SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director


2019 PROGRAM



SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director

San Francisco Ballet will bring 38 Company dancers from 13 countries to perform two completely different programs in the iconic Sun Valley Pavilion.

Program A on July 5 presents an evening of mixed repertory work and pas de deux. Program B on July 7 features three ballets from the 2018 Unbound Festival of New Works. The conductor of the Festival orchestra will be Maestro Martin West, acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost ballet conductors.

JULY 5

PROGRAM A

THE FIFTH SEASON
Composer:  Karl Jenkins
Choreographer:  Helgi Tomasson

GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE
Composer:   Daniel Auber
Choreographer:  Victor Gsovsky

CONCERTO GROSSO
Composer:  Francesco Geminiani, after Corelli
Choreographer:  Helgi Tomasson

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Pas de Deux, Act III

Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson, after Marius Petipa

UNSAID
Composer:  Ezio Bosso
Choreographer:  Danielle Rowe

DIVING INTO THE LILACS
Excerpt

Composer:  Boris Tchaikovsky
Choreographer:  Yuri Possokhov

DON QUIXOTE 
Pas de Deux, Act III
Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Choreographers: Alexander Gorsky and Marius Petipa
Staging and additional Choreography: Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov

JULY 7

PROGRAM B

BESPOKE
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer:  Stanton Welch

YOUR FLESH SHALL BE A GREAT POEM
Composer:  Chris Garneau
Choreographer:  Trey McIntyre

HURRY UP, WE’RE DREAMING
Composers:  Anthony Gonzalez, Yann Gonzalez,
Bradley Laner, and Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Choreographer:  Justin Peck

*Please note: Programming is subject to change.

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ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has a history of making history. Founded in 1933, San Francisco Ballet staged the first full-length American productions of Coppélia (1938) and Swan Lake (1940) and, in 1944, SF Ballet launched an annual holiday tradition when the Company produced the first full-length production of Nutcracker in the US.

Led by Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer, Helgi Tomasson, SF Ballet is accompanied by its own orchestra and operates one of the country’s most prestigious schools of ballet. Today SF Ballet builds on its heritage by commissioning groundbreaking dance from today’s top choreographers, by uncovering new choreographic talent, and by staging modern classics and the works that make up the canon of classic ballet. The Company’s approach defines ballet in the 21st century, and it makes San Francisco Ballet the essential place to see the most adventurous dance in America. Learn more about San Francisco Ballet.

Header Image: Photo Courtesy San Francisco Ballet // Mathilde Froustey and Davit Karapetyan in Gsovsky’s Grand Pas Classique // © Erik Tomasson