San Francisco Ballet (© Erik Tomasson)

Mathilde Froustey in Tomasson's Giselle (© Erik Tomasson)

Perhaps George Balanchine said it best: “Like Hamlet, Giselle is a classic…people go to see Giselle and to see ballerinas dance it for the same reason we go to see new interpretations of Hamlet…we always discover something in it we hadn’t seen before.” Helgi Tomasson’s haunting Giselle showcases SF Ballet’s dancers in some of the most coveted roles in the classical repertory. Experience a new generation of artists in Giselle, an epic ballet that has captivated audiences for over 170 years.

Performance Dates

Thursday, January 29, 8pm
Saturday, January 31, 2pm
Saturday, January 31, 8pm
Tuesday, February 3, 8pm
Wednesday, February 4, 7:30pm
Friday, February 6, 8pm
Sunday, February 8, 2pm
Tuesday, February 10, 8pm


The 1999 world premiere of Helgi Tomasson's Giselle was underwritten by The Hellman Family, The Edward E. Hills Fund, Lucy and Fritz Jewett, and an anonymous donor, in honor of Chris Hellman.  This project was made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Dance Residency Program (NDRP), a program underwritten by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered at the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Composer: Adolphe Adam
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson


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