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CANIPAROLI / BREINER / OISHI PREMIERES

CANIPAROLI / BREINER / OISHI PREMIERES

next@90

Caniparoli / Breiner / Oishi Premieres

 

Emergence

Val Caniparoli joined SF Ballet in 1973 and will celebrate his 50th anniversary with the Company in 2023. His next@90 ballet, Emergence is set to Dobrinka Tabakova's Concerto for Cello and Strings, and includes costume designs by Susan Roemer and lighting designs by Jim French. In addition to dancing as Principal Character Dancer since 1985, he has created more than 20 works for SF Ballet, including Ibsen's House, which premiered during the 75th anniversary New Works Festival in 2008.

The Queen's Daughter

Bridget Breiner creates her first work for SF Ballet with The Queen's Daughter, an adaptation of the biblical story of Salome. Breiner's Salome will depart from Oscar Wilde's femme fatale character, opting instead to explore the relationship between a very young girl and her mother: "In certain interpretations, Salome is a young girl who is pushed around and manipulated by her family," said Breiner. "I found the idea of her dancing, then, as a moment of power for her. Maybe she's a shy and introverted person, but she takes this opportunity to perform, and with this expression of herself she can ask for anything. The Queen's Daughter uses a Greek chorus among the cast of 13 dancers.

BOLERO

Yuka Oishi makes her United States and SF Ballet debut with BOLERO. Oishi's creative process for BOLERO began in 2020, when she experienced two major life changes at once: her pregnancy and subsequent birth of her son, and the death of a loved one. "Death and life kissed each other," described Oishi, who was motivated not to create a heartbreaking ballet, but one with energy: "When I listened to Bolero, I had to start moving," she said about Maurice Ravel's iconic piece. "The repetition of rhythm and melody completed my idea of a constant beating, the idea of growing a cell to the universe's scale."

 

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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Emergence

Composer

Dobrinka Tabakova

Choreographer

Val Caniparoli

The Queen’s Daughter

Composer

Benjamin Britten

Choreographer

Bridget Breiner

BOLERO

Composer

Maurice Ravel

Additional Music Composed by

Shinya Kiyokawa

Choreographer

Yuka Oishi

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BRIDGET BREINER CHOREOGRAPHER PROFILE

Listen to Bridget Breiner talk about The Queen's Daughter, the new work she created for next@90 festival, which runs January 21 to February 8.

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

 

Emergence

Costume Design: Susan Roemer
Lighting Design: Jim French

World Premiere: January 21, 2023—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Concerto for Cello and Strings, used by arrangement with European American Music Distributers Company, sole U.S. and Canadian agent for Schott Music, Ltd., London, publisher and copyright owner. Costumes constructed by S-Curve Apparel, San Francisco, California.

The Queen’s Daughter

Scenic and Costume Design: Jürgen Kirner
Lighting Design: Jim French
Assistant to the Choreographer: Lynne Charles

World Premiere: January 21, 2023—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Violin Concerto, Op. 15, by Benjamin Britten, used by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner. Costumes constructed by San Francisco Ballet Wardrobe Department. Scenic construction and painting by San Francisco Ballet Carpentry and Scenic Departments.

BOLERO

Costume Design: Emma Kingsbury
Projection Design: Jun Nishida and Hiroki Inokuchi
Lighting Design: Jim French
Assistant to the Choreographer: Orkan Christopher Dann

World Premiere: January 21, 2023—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Bolero by Maurice Ravel, used by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., sole agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Durand S.A. Editions Musicales, a Universal Music Publishing Group company, publisher and copyright owner. Costumes constructed by Colin Davis Jones Studios, New York, NY.