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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 – BOOSTER SHOT AND MASKS REQUIRED

$29 and $59 seats on the orchestra floor and dress circle level for performances on Apr 6, 7, and 12. 

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

Choreographer: Dwight Rhoden

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

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Casting and run times subject to change.

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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.

The promised land 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: 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; 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; 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.