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PROGRAM 1

PROGRAM 1

 TRIO • MRS. ROBINSON • SYMPHONY IN C

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Helgi Tomasson's elegant Trio is a visual feast of billowing gowns and velvet jackets against sumptuous sets as lush as the choreography and the music of Tchaikovsky.

MRS. ROBINSON—world premiere

Step into Cathy Marston's seductive retelling of The Graduate (the iconic American novella and film) from the perspective of the notorious seductress Mrs. Robinson. This will be an alluring ride through the forbidden passion of this tantalizing dance drama.

Symphony in c

Balanchine's masterpiece Symphony in C is ballet at its most glorious and unbridled with over fifty San Francisco Ballet dancers onstage. An irresistible thrill!

COVID SAFETY

Updated 1/20/2022: Per San Francisco city guidelines, beginning February 1, 2022, San Francisco Ballet will require up-to-date vaccination, including proof of a COVID-19 booster—received at least one week prior to the performance they are attending—for entrance into the venue. This expands upon the Company's current requirement that all patrons ages 12 and up present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and audience members under the age of 12 to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test taken within 48 hours of the performance start time or antigen [rapid] test within 24 hours of the performance start time).

Patrons will also be required to show a photo ID alongside proof of vaccination and booster shot to enter. Patrons can show either paper or electronic documentation (including a photo of the card).

If your child under the age of 12 does not meet the two-week or greater completion requirement to qualify as being fully vaccinated, they must show proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within one day for antigen or two days for PCR tests prior to entry into the War Memorial Opera House or 455 Franklin Street. Fully vaccinated children under 12 may present proof of full vaccination and if eligible booster shot in lieu of a negative test result.

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Feb 1–12, 2022

Trio

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Mrs. Robinson World Premiere

Music Composed by: Terry Davies

Choreographer: Cathy Marston

Symphony in C

Composer: Georges Bizet

Choreographer: George Balanchine

 

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BEHIND THE SCENES

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ABOUT BALANCHINE'S SYMPHONY IN C

Complex. Powerful. Breathtaking.

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ABOUT TOMASSON'S TRIO

Death, Love, and Remembrance

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RECONSIDERING MRS. ROBINSON

“This is the piece that I need to make for SF Ballet.”

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Symphony in C

Staged by: Sandra Jennings
Additional Coaching by: Helgi Tomasson
Costume Design: after Karinska
Original Lighting Design: Ronald Bates

World Premiere: July 28, 1947—Paris Opera Ballet (originally titled Le Palais de cristal), Théâtre National de l’Opéra; Paris, France

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: March 17, 1961—Alcazar Theatre; San Francisco, California

©The School of American Ballet

Music: Symphony No. 1 in C Major. This presentation of Symphony in C, a Balanchine© Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The School of American Ballet and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style© and Balanchine Technique© service standards established and provided by The George Balanchine Trust. Costumes constructed by Ann Beck Dance and Specialty Costumes, San Francisco; Corps men’s unitards constructed by Dale Wibben.

Trio

Scenic Design: Alexander V. Nichols
Costume Design: Mark Zappone
Lighting Design: Christopher Dennis

World Premiere: February 25, 2011—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: String Sextet in D minor “Souvenir de Florence,” Op. 70. Costumes constructed by Mark Zappone et Co., Seattle, Washington. Scenic construction and painting by San Francisco Ballet Carpentry and Scenic Departments.

The 2011 world premiere of Trio was made possible by Lead Sponsors The Bernard Osher Foundation, and Jennifer and Steven Walske; and Sponsors Sue and John Diekman, and O.J. and Gary Shansby.

Mrs. Robinson (World Premiere)

Scenic and Costume Design: Patrick Kinmonth
Scenario: Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp
Lighting Design: Jim French
Dramaturg: Edward Kemp
Choreographic Collaborator: Jenny Tattersall

World Premiere: February 1, 2022—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Mrs Robinson, a ballet by Terry Davies, commissioned by San Francisco Ballet. Costumes constructed by Parkinson Gill Ltd. London, United Kingdom. Scenic construction and painting by San Francisco Ballet Carpentry and Scenic Departments.