Pandora: Curiosity Unveiled
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2024 • 5 PM
GALA CHAIR • Michelle C. Harris
DÉCOR CHAIR • Maria Hemphill
DINNER CHAIR • Pam Preston
HONORARY CHAIRS • The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Emerita of the US House of Representatives and Mr. Paul Pelosi
Step into the immersive world of Pandora’s Myth filled with beauty, boldness, innovation, and curiosity at this year's Opening Night Gala, Pandora: Curiosity Unveiled. From a decadent dinner at City Hall, a transformative performance at the War Memorial Opera House, to an electrifying afterparty, all your senses will be captivated for a truly unforgettable evening!
The 2024 Gala features a modernized naming convention to correlate with the Pandora: Curiosity Unveiled theme. Tickets and tables will start at the PANDORA: Unveiling a bold vision level ($100,000). Followed by HERMES: Heralding a new era, ATHENA: Envisioning the future of ballet, and APHRODITE: Embracing an immersive experience (previously Grand Benefactor Tier I, II, and III, respectively). Additionally, the Benefactor level is now known as OLYMPUS: Achieving new heights in artistic excellence.
This year’s theme draws inspiration from the forthcoming world premiere of Mere Mortals—a ground-breaking new ballet set to debut just two days after the Gala, that contextualize the ancient myth of Pandora for our current technological world. 2024 Gala will transport guests to an other-worldly dimension where innovation, creativity and the curious spirit of humanity ignite.
By attending and supporting our Gala, you contribute directly to SF Ballet’s mission to share the joy of dance with everyone. You will be funding the creation of new works and preservation of the classics, scholarships for aspiring SF Ballet School students, and community education programs that serve thousands of Bay Area youth, families, and seniors.