April 20–May 6, 2018

Unbound: A Festival of New Works

Twelve choreographers explore dance without limits.

What happens when 12 of the most innovative international choreographers are given the opportunity to create with our uniquely expressive and daring dancers? 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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Festival Schedule

PROGRAM A: King, Wheeldon, Peck
April 20–May 6, 2018

PROGRAM B: Thatcher, Marston, Dawson
April 21–May 4, 2018

PROGRAM C: Welch, McIntyre, Lopez Ochoa
April 24–May 5, 2018

PROGRAM D: Liang, Rhoden, Pita
April 26–May 5, 2018

 

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UNBOUND LIVE HIGHLIGHTS

We've selected our favorite moments from our first two Unbound LIVE broadcasts. Watch now to see previews of the new ballets for this festival as well as choreographer interviews.  

Unbound LIVE with Stanton Welch, Edwaard Liang, and Arthur Pita

Unbound LIVE with Christopher Wheeldon, Myles Thatcher, and Justin Peck

Unbound LIVE with Alonzo King, Cathy Marston, and Trey McIntyre

2017 World Ballet Day Highlights

UNBOUND ARTIST INTERVIEWS

Meet the Unbound choreographers and hear about the new ballets they’re creating, in their own words.

First up: Stanton Welch

Unbound LIVE

Ever wonder how a ballet is made? Take a look at our live broadcasts of Unbound rehearsals. You'll meet the choreographers, watch them work, and get a sneak peek at their new ballets.

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April 27–29, 2018
Boundless: A Symposium on Ballet’s Future

Join us for three days of lectures, panels, and receptions. We’ll explore how issues around choreography, diversity, and technology are shaping ballet’s future.

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unbound on Screen

We’re matching four Unbound choreographers with film directors to create four short dance films inspired by their new ballets.

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SPONSORS


SUPPORT FOR UNBOUND: A FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS IS PROVIDED BY

FESTIVAL presenting sponsor

Diane B. Wilsey

FESTIVAL GRAND BENEFACTOR SPONSORS

Kate and Bill Duhamel
David and Kelsey Lamond
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis
Yurie and Carl Pascarella
Denise Littlefield Sobel
David H. Spencer
Ms. Susan A. Van Wagner
Miles Archer Woodlief

FESTIVAL LEAD SPONSORS

Ms. Laura Clifford
Mrs. Randee Seiger
Judy C. Swanson

FESTIVAL MAJOR SPONSORS

Tom Horn and the Bob Ross Foundation
Koret Foundation