Program 3

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Variations for Two Couples
Myles Thatcher World Premiere
The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadère, Act II


San Francisco Ballet (© Erik Tomasson)

Sarah Van Patten and Anthony Spaulding in van Manen's Variations For Two Couples ( © Erik Tomasson)

A truly eclectic SF Ballet sampler featuring works by two of Europe’s most esteemed choreographers: The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude is an exhilarating work by William Forsythe, and Variations for Two Couples by Hans van Manen who was hailed by The Guardian (UK) as the “Mondrian of ballet.” Then, as part of Helgi Tomasson’s ongoing commitment to new work, SF Ballet presents a world premiere by Myles Thatcher, a member of the Company’s corps de ballet since 2010.The program concludes with Natalia Makarova’s staging of The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadère, Act II, described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “an ideal of classical purity.”

Performance Dates

Tuesday, February 24, 8pm
Wednesday, February 25, 7:30pm
Friday, February 27, 8pm
Sunday, March 1, 2pm
Thursday, March 5, 8pm
Saturday, March 7, 2pm
Saturday, March 7, 8pm

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Choreographer: William Forsythe

Variations for Two Couples
Choreographer: Hans van Manen

Myles Thatcher World Premiere!
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher

The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadère, Act II
Choreographer: Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa



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