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PROGRAM 4

PROGRAM 4

LA SYLPHIDE • THE SEASONS

LA SYLPHIDE

A magical world about forbidden love unfolds with a young Scotsman who, on his wedding day, falls spellbound to the charms of an ethereal fairy and follows her into her kingdom in the woods. August Bournonville’s most everlasting ballet is sure to enrapture and pull at your heartstrings while dazzling you with technical fireworks.

THE SEASONS—WEST COAST PREMIERE

The Seasons is “born from joy and bursting at the seams” (The New York Times). Alexei Ratmansky, one of the world’s most sought–after, visionary choreographers, premieres his new work on the West Coast in this reimagined ballet of Marius Petipa. This allegorical ballet showcases a choreography that is fiendishly challenging with tornado ferocity.

COVID SAFETY – BOOSTER SHOT AND MASKS REQUIRED

Orchestra level seats for $39 and $59, Thursday and Friday performances.

Mar 15–20, 2022

La Sylphide

Composer: Herman Løvenskiold

Choreographer: August Bournonville

The Seasons (SF Ballet Premiere)

Composer: Alexander Glazunov

Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky

Run time: 2:32 with two 20-min intermissions

Casting and run times subject to change.

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BEHIND THE SCENES

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PROGRAM 4

Escape Into Nature Through Movement

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Homage Meets Contemporary Creative Energy

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ABOUT BOURNONVILLE’S LA SYLPHIDE

The Most Beautiful Way of Living Life

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Instant expert: The Seasons

The Seasons Highlights Ballet Through the Generations

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La Sylphide

A Ballet in Two Acts

Production Directed by: Helgi Tomasson
Staged by: Helgi Tomasson with Anita Paciotti and Katita Waldo
Additional Coaching by: Ulrik Birkkjaer
Scenic and Costume Design: Jose Varona
Lighting Design: Sara Linnie Slocum

World Premiere: November 28, 1836—Royal Danish Ballet; Copenhagen, Denmark

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: October 25, 1987—Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall; Honolulu, Hawaii

Music: La Sylphide. Costumes constructed by Dallas Ballet Costume Department, Dallas, Texas. Additional costumes constructed by San Francisco Ballet Wardrobe Department.

The Seasons (SF Ballet Premiere)

Staged by: Nancy Raffa
Costume Design: Robert Perdziola
Costume Design Assistant: Caitlin Rain
Lighting Design: Mark Stanley

World Premiere: May 20, 2019—American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera House; New York, New York

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: March 15, 2022—War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

The Seasons is a co-production with American Ballet Theatre.

Music: The Seasons, Op. 67. Costumes constructed by Colin Davis Jones Studios, New York, NY; Euro Co Costumes, New York, NY; Krostyne Studio, Pittsburg, PA; Tricorne, Inc., New York, NY. Millinery by Lynne Mackey Studio, New York, NY; Rodney Gordon, Inc., New York, NY. Fabric Printing and Dyeing by Dyenamix Inc., New York, NY.