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From Bach to Björk and from pointe shoes to sneakers, Unbound’s four distinct programs encompass a dozen world premieres from 12 acclaimed international choreographers.

Alonzo King, Christopher Wheeldon, and Justin Peck offer three distinct takes on where ballet’s headed.

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Choreographers Myles Thatcher, Cathy Marston, and David Dawson examine the ties that bind and the differences that distinguish.

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Stanton Welch, Trey McIntyre, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa propel ballet forward by drawing upon the past.

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Edwaard Liang, Dwight Rhoden, and Arthur Pita explore the otherworldly beauty and pain of love and relationships.

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April 27–29: BOUNDLESS: A SYMPOSIUM ON BALLET'S FUTURE

Join us as we bring together noted artists, scholars, and critics to discuss, debate, and collaborate about ballet in the 21st century.

Where has ballet been? Where is it going? And what needs to happen next? Join San Francisco Ballet for a discussion on where ballet goes from here.

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May 4: Unbound Nite Out

On May 4, SF Ballet invites their biggest fans in the LGBTQ community to the arts event of the season, Unbound: A Festival of New Works. Dance the night away with DJ Will Magid and SF Ballet dancers, plus enjoy a complimentary signature cocktail and cash bar in the Dress Circle. Hosted by choreographer and corps de ballet dancer Myles Thatcher and Solomon Golding, Nite Out is sure to be a night to remember. 

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Featured Unbound Events

Join us for two exciting social events.

May 3: Anina x SF Ballet

May 5: Ballet Chat

Unbound On Screen

As part of Unbound, we’ve partnered four festival choreographers with film directors to create short dance films inspired by the emotional impact, daring physicality, and artistic expression of these new ballets.

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Guernica
LET'S BEGIN AT THE END
Snowblind
The Collective Agreement

2018 SEASON
UNBOUND: A FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS

We're celebrating the San Francisco spirit of curiosity, experimentation, and invention with Unbound—a festival of 12 world premieres spanning 4 programs over 17 days. Curious? Join us. #Unbound2018

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“Where ballet goes from here is anyone’s guess, but as dancers and choreographers continue to flock to Tomasson, the tell-tale signs may well be found in California.”

The Financial Times (UK)
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