BLAKE WORKS I • CAPRICE • IN THE NIGHT
Set aglow with mesmerizing, shifting beams of golden light, Helgi Tomasson's vivid Caprice fills the stage with nineteen dancers in this elegant and lyrical dancing set to the music of Camille Saint-Saëns.
IN THE NIGHT
The curtain rises to reveal a midnight sky awash in glittering stars to feature three lovers in contrasting stages of their relationships. Set to Frédéric Chopin's dreamy piano nocturnes, Jerome Robbins' In the Night unfolds with the richness of the human experience immersed in exquisite and sublime musicality.
BLAKE WORKS I—wEST COAST PREMIERE
Inspired by James Blake's evocative album The Colour in Anything, Forsythe's work is "a love letter to the art of ballet itself" (The New York Times). This kaleidoscopic, layered ballet reverberates with Blake's intensely emotional, electronic score.
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Feb 3–13, 2022
Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
In The Night
Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Blake Works I (West Coast Premiere)
Composer: James Blake
Choreographer: William Forsythe
Run time: 2:13 with two 20-min intermissions
Casting and run times subject to change.
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BEHIND THE SCENES
Scenic Design: Alexander V. Nichols
Costume Design: Holly Hynes
Lighting Design: Christopher Dennis
World Premiere: April 4, 2014—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California
Music: Symphony No. 2 in A minor, Op. 55 & Adagio from Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78. Costumes constructed by Cygnet Studios, New York, New York. Scenic construction and painting by San Francisco Ballet Carpentry and Scenic Departments.
The 2014 world premiere of Caprice was made possible by Lead Sponsors Gaia Fund, and Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis, with additional support from the TeRoller Fund for New Productions of the SF Ballet Endowment Foundation.
In the Night
Staged by: Jean-Pierre Frohlich and Anita Paciotti
Costume Design: Anthony Dowell
Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton
World Premiere: January 29, 1970—New York City Ballet, New York State Theater; New York, New York
San Francisco Ballet Premiere: April 2, 1985—War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California
Music: Nocturnes Op. 27, No. 1; Op. 55, No. 1 & 2; Op. 9, No. 2. Jerome Robbins’ In the Night is performed by permission of The Robbins Rights Trust. Costumes constructed by Christopher Read and Ruth Bartel, and by Sandra Woodall Costumes, San Francisco, California.
Blake Works I (SF Ballet Premiere)
Staged by: Ayman Harper
Costume Design: Dorothee Merg and William Forsythe
Lighting Design: Tanja Ruehl and William Forsythe
World Premiere: July 4, 2016–Paris Opera Ballet, Palais Garnier; Paris, France
San Francisco Ballet Premiere: February 3, 2022—War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California
Music: Songs from The Colour in Anything: “I Need a Forest Fire”, “Put That Away and Talk to Me”, “The Colour in Anything”, “I Hope My Life (1-800 Mix)”, “Two Men Down”, “Waves Know Shores”, and “f.o.r.e.v.e.r.”. Costumes courtesy of Boston Ballet Company.