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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Upcoming Events

World Ballet Day LIVE Thursday, October 5 at 11 am 

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Festival Schedule

Titles and choreographers for each program have not been announced. 
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PROGRAM A
April 20–May 6, 2018

PROGRAM B
April 21–May 4, 2018

PROGRAM C
April 24–May 5, 2018

PROGRAM D
April 26–May 5, 2018

 

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UNBOUND LIVE HIGHLIGHTS

Our first Unbound LIVE featured excerpts from new ballets by choreographers Edwaard Liang, Arthur Pita, and Stanton Welch. Before we archived the full live stream, we selected our favorite moments from the broadcast.

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UNBOUND ARTIST INTERVIEWS

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

First up?

Stanton Welch

July—October, 2017

Unbound LIVE

Ever wonder how a ballet is made? We're presenting a series of 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 six Unbound choreographers with film directors to create six 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 GRAND BENEFACTOR SPONSORS

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

FESTIVAL LEAD SPONSORS

Ms. Laura Clifford
Judy C. Swanson

FESTIVAL MAJOR SPONSORS

Koret Foundation
Tom Horn and the Bob Ross Foundation