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GARLAND / ROBERTS / ROWE PREMIERES

GARLAND / ROBERTS / ROWE PREMIERES

next@90

Garland / Roberts / Rowe Premieres

 

Haffner Serenade

Robert Garland finds motivation in the African word Sankofa, which represents the need to understand the past in order to move into the future. For Haffner Serenade, set to Mozart's Serenade for orchestra in D major, Garland has created a solo which involves West African movement set in a classical context, adding "There are elements to older music that retain what I feel are African American and African-centered rhythms and syncopation."

Resurrection

Jamar Roberts enters a new era of his choreography by creating a narrative ballet for the first time. Roberts' Resurrection, set to Gustav Mahler's dramatic Totenfeier for orchestra, involves a "witchy" lead woman who enlists the help of her community to resurrect and control a dead man, when something goes awry. Roberts is influenced by his studies in visual art in his youth: "The idea of the cinematic lives rent free in my mind," Roberts said.

MADCAP

Danielle Rowe creates her second repertory work for SF Ballet with MADCAP. Rowe's love of storytelling and theatrics is brought to the fore in this premiere, which dissects the anatomy of a clown and uses its motion as inspiration for the choreography. Set to eerie, carnival-inspired music, MADCAP offers an unusual task for the dancers: using their voices, with recitation, singing, percussive hisses and hoops and hollers throughout the ballet.

 

next@90 festival

The future of ballet is coming Next. We’ve celebrated maker culture here in the Bay Area for decades, so to celebrate San Francisco’s 90th anniversary we’re looking forward. The next@90 festival presents 9 world premiere ballets by 9 innovative, international choreographers, centering the innovation of the dance world right here in San Francisco. next@90 festival features new works by Nicolas Blanc, Bridget Breiner, Val Caniparoli, Robert Garland, Yuka Oishi, Yuri Possokhov, Jamar Roberts, Danielle Rowe, and Claudia Schreier.

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JAN 20–FEB 11

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Haffner Serenade

Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Choreographer

Robert Garland

Resurrection

Composer

Gustav Mahler

Choreography and Scenic Design

Jamar Roberts

MADCAP

Composer

Pär Hagström

Music arranged by

Philip Feeney

Choreographer

Danielle Rowe

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ROBERT GARLAND CHOREOGRAPHER PROFILE

Listen to Robert Garland talk about Haffner Serenade, the work he created for next@90 festival.

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JAMAR ROBERTS CHOREOGRAPHER PROFILE

Listen to Jamar Roberts talk about Resurrection, the work he created for next@90 festival.

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DANIELLE ROWE CHOREOGRAPHER PROFILE

Listen to Danielle Rowe talk about MADCAP, the new work that she created for next@90 festival.

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

 

Haffner Serenade

Costume Design: Pamela Cummings
Lighting Design: Jim French
Assistant to the Choreographer: Tai Jimenez

World Premiere: January 20, 2023—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Serenade No. 7 in D major, K. 250 “Haffner Serenade”. Costumes constructed by Colin Davis Jones Studios, New York, NY.

Resurrection

Costume Design: Jermaine Terry
Lighting Design: Jim French
Assistant to the Choreographer: Alessio Crognale

World Premiere: January 20, 2023—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Totenfeier, used by arrangement with European American Music Distributers Company, sole U.S. and Canadian agent for Schott Music, Mainz, Germany, publisher and copyright owner. Costumes constructed by Colin Davis Jones Studios, New York, NY. Scenic construction and painting by San Francisco Ballet Carpentry and Scenic Departments.

MADCAP

Costume Design: Emma Kingsbury
Lighting Design: Jim French
Assistant to the Choreographer: Garen Scribner

World Premiere: January 20, 2023—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: “Before You Know”, “Imaginary Circus”, “I Can Feel You’re Close Now”, “Wind Spirits”, “Don’t Look Under Your Bed”, “The Forgotten Memories”, “The Old Forgotten Funfair Band”, and “You Can Never Catch Me”, written and composed by Pär Hagström, courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com. Costumes constructed by Colin Davis Jones Studios, New York, NY.