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PROGRAM 6

PROGRAM 6

PRISM

Prism, Tomasson's ballet of dazzling precision, a tender and seductive duet, a thrilling showcase of male virtuosity, and witty, radiant solos to the music of Beethoven.

FINALE FINALE—WORLD PREMIERE

Christopher Wheeldon's world premiere Finale Finale is an effervescent tribute to Helgi Tomasson's last year as artistic director, capturing the circus–like spirit of Darius Milhaud's rollicking Le Boeuf sur le toit.

THE PROMISED LAND—WORLD PREMIERE

Dwight Rhoden's meditation on the upheaval of the past few years, with a focus squarely on resiliency. Just as the past few years have ricocheted from extreme change to sudden stillness, there's a range of textures within Rhoden's piece, from fast and chaotic to pensive and serene.

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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San Francisco Ballet is carefully monitoring the evolving pandemic and continues to follow the health guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of California, and the City and County of San Francisco. We cannot wait to get back on the Opera House stage and as an organization, we are planning accordingly to ensure the safety of audiences, artists, and staff.

Apr 6–15, 2022

Prism

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

FINALE FINALE World Premiere

Composer: Darius Milhaud

Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

The Promised Land World Premiere

Composers: Rodrigo Sigal, Luke Howard, Philip Glass, Kirill Richter, Hans Zimmer

Choreographer: Dwight Rhoden

BEHIND THE SCENES

about tomasson’s prism

Clarity, Classicism, and Precision: Tomasson’s Dance Heritage

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about wheeldon’s finale finale

“SF Ballet really is a choreographers’ company.”

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about rhoden’s the promised land

Embodying the Resiliency of the Human Spirit

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Prism

Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design: Mark Stanley

World Premiere: May 3, 2000—New York City Ballet, Diamond Project, New York State Theater; New York, New York

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: January 30, 2001—War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15. Costumes constructed by Barbara Matera, Ltd., New York, New York. Fabric dyeing by Dye-Namix, New York, New York.

Finale Finale World Premiere

Costume Design: Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Lighting Design: Alexander V. Nichols

Finale Finale© by Christopher Wheeldon. Produced by San Francisco Ballet in collaboration with the Impossible Festival, Mexico.

World Premiere: April 6, 2022—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Le Bœuf sur le toit, Op. 58. Costumes constructed by Colin Davis Jones Studios, New York, New York.

Dwight Rhoden World Premiere

Costume Design: Christine Darch
Lighting Design: Michael Korsch
Assistant to the Choreographer: Clifford Williams

World Premiere: April 6, 2022—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Original composition by Rodrigo Sigal; Prelude for a Single Voice and The Map Is Not the Territory by Luke Howard, used by permission of the composer; The Secret Agent for Solo Cello, “Primacy of Number” from Naqoyqatsi and Song V from Songs and Poems for Solo Cello by Philip Glass, © 1995, 2001 Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. used by permission; Chronos by Kirill Richter, used by permission of the composer; “Time” from Inception by Hans Zimmer, © 2010 Universal Music Corp. and Warne Olive Music LLC, used by permission. Costumes constructed by Christine Darch.