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2 / CLASSICAL (RE)VISION

2 / CLASSICAL (RE)VISION

a tasting flight of contemporary ballet

Classical (Re)Vision features ballets that highlight the range of San Francisco Ballet’s versatile dancers. Set to J.S. Bach’s violin concertos, Welch’s Bespoke is a neoclassical ode on the brevity of a dance career, created to show off the dancers of SF Ballet and their love for and commitment to the art form. Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet, created here in 1999, is a cleverly tongue-in-cheek ballet exemplary of this choreographer’s signature musical sensibility, set to the music of Leroy Anderson. Between these two works is a rotating group of ballets called “Director’s Choice.” Director’s Choice is made up of “gala style” pieces—ballet terminology for a series of short ballets or excerpts that showcase individual dancers—that illuminate the range of the company’s artists.

"The audience left grinning."—San Francisco Chronicle

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BESPOKE

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Stanton Welch

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Director’s Choice

Feb 11, 7:30 pm • Feb 14, 8 pm • Feb 22, 8 pm

Foreshadow (Val Caniparoli)
After the Rain Pas De Deux (Christopher Wheeldon)
Soirees Musicales (Helgi Tomasson)

Feb 12, 7:30 pm • Feb 20, 7:30 pm

05:49 (Myles Thatcher)
For Pixie (Danielle Rowe)
Grand Pas Classique (Victor Gsovsky)

Feb 16, 2:00 pm • Feb 22, 2:00 pm

After the Rain Pas De Deux (Christopher Wheeldon)
Swan Lake Pas De Deux (David Dawson)
Concerto Grosso (Helgi Tomasson)

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SANDPAPER BALLET

Composer: Leroy Anderson
Choreographer: Mark Morris


Approximate run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15 and one 20 minute intermission

Program 02 Casting

BESPOKE
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Stanton Welch
Conductor: Ming Luke
Violin: Cordula Merks
WanTing Zhao, Frances Chung, Kamryn Baldwin, Isabella DeVivo, Thamires Chuvas, Lauren Parrott
Angelo Greco, Steven Morse, Davide Occhipinti, Cavan Conley, Diego Cruz, Mingxuan Wang

 

INTERMISSION

 

Pas de Deux from AFTER THE RAIN
Composer: Arvo Pärt
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Violin: Cordula Merks
Piano: Natal'ya Feygina
Yuan Yuan Tan, Luke Ingham

 

Pas de Deux from SWAN LAKE
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: David Dawson
Conductor: Martin West
Violin: Cordula Merks
Cello: Eric Sung
Sofiane Sylve, Carlo Di Lanno

 

CONCERTO GROSSO
Composer: Francesco Geminiani
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Violin I: Cordula Merks
Violin II: Ani Bukujian
Viola: Yi Zhou
Cello: Eric Sung
Lucas Erni, Diego Cruz, Mingxuan Wang, Cavan Conley, Daniel Deivison-Oliveira

 

INTERMISSION

 

SANDPAPER BALLET
Composer: Leroy Anderson
Choreographer: Mark Morris
Conductor: Ming Luke
Trumpeter: Joseph Walsh, Julia Rowe
Pas de Deux: Benjamin Freemantle, WanTing Zhao
Lonnie Weeks, Hansuke Yamamoto, Sean Bennett, Cavan Conley, Vladislav Kozlov, Lucas Erni, Nathaniel Remez
Norika Matsuyama, Sasha Mukhamedov, Isabella DeVivo, Kimberly Marie Olivier, Ami Yuki, Maggie Weirich, Swane Messaoudi, Thamires Chuvas, Kamryn Baldwin, Anatalia Hordov, Natasha Sheehan, Lauren Parrott, Leili Rackow, Jasmine Jimison
BESPOKE
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Stanton Welch
Conductor: Ming Luke
Violin: Cordula Merks
Mathilde Froustey, Frances Chung, Jennifer Stahl, Isabella DeVivo, Ellen Rose Hummel
Esteban Hernandez, Carlo Di Lanno, Benjamin Freemantle, Cavan Conley, Alexandre Cagnat, Lonnie Weeks

 

INTERMISSION

 

FORESHADOW
Composer: Ludovico Einaudi
Choreographer: Val Caniparoli
Conductor: Martin West
Jennifer Stahl, Elizabeth Powell, Tiit Helimets

 

Pas de Deux from AFTER THE RAIN
Composer: Arvo Pärt
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Violin: Cordula Merks
Piano: Natal'ya Feygina
Yuan Yuan Tan, Luke Ingham

 

SOIRÉES MUSICALES
Composer: Samuel Barber
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Conductor: Martin West
Misa Kuranaga, Angelo Greco

 

INTERMISSION

 

SANDPAPER BALLET
Composer: Leroy Anderson
Choreographer: Mark Morris
Conductor: Martin West
Trumpeter: Esteban Hernandez, Misa Kuranaga
Pas de Deux: Luke Ingham, Sarah Van Patten
Wei Wang, Max Cauthorn, Myles Thatcher, Steven Morse, Henry Sidford, Diego Cruz, Joseph Warton
Jahna Frantziskonis, Jennifer Stahl, Dores André, Kimberly Marie Olivier, Elizabeth Powell, Miranda Silveira, Gabriela Gonzalez, Bianca Teixeira, Blake Johnston, Megan Amanda Ehrlich, Carmela Mayo, Samantha Bristow, Ellen Rose Hummel, Elizabeth Mateer
*Denotes role debut in current production
‡Denotes role debut at San Francisco Ballet
†Denotes debut in current production

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BESPOKE
Costume Design: Holly Hynes
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls

World Premiere: April 24, 2018—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

The 2018 world premiere of Bespoke was made possible by possible by Unbound Festival Presenting Sponsor Diane B. Wilsey.



SANDPAPER BALLET
Costume Design: Isaac Mizrahi
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
Assistant to Mr. Morris: Tina Fehlandt

World Premiere: April 27, 1999—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

The 1999 world premiere of Sandpaper Ballet was made possible by The Bernard Osher Foundation, the Phyllis C. Wattis New Works Fund, and Philip Morris Companies Inc.