Program

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Bright Fast
Cool Blue

Serenade
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: George Balanchine

The Chairman Dances—Quartet For Two
Composer: John Adams
Choreographer: Benjamin Millepied

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
Composer: Aaron Copland
Choreographer: Justin Peck

Balanchine turned up the volume on classical ballet, making the movement bigger, faster, and more energetic, and New York City Ballet alums Benjamin Millepied and Justin Peck have put their own stamp on this aesthetic. Balanchine’s moonlit Serenade is followed by Millepied’s propulsive and expanded The Chairman Dances—Quartet For Two, and Peck’s Rodeo, an athletic, high-energy interpretation of Aaron Copland’s iconic music.

SF Ballet in Serenade. (Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust) // © Erik Tomasson
Runtime: 2 hours, including 20 and 15-minute intermissions

“This may just be the best Serenade performed by the company in 30 years.”

San Francisco Chronicle
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EXPLORING SERENADE

Join SF Ballet on February 11 for an exploration of George Balanchine’s iconic ballet Serenade and discover why this ballet is one of America’s favorites.

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PODCASTS: AN INSIDE LOOK AT SF BALLET

We have two new podcasts for an insider look at Bright Fast Cool Blue: To the Pointe, for an in-depth exploration, and Demi-Pointe, for a quick overview.

To the Pointe
Demi-Pointe

GROUP TICKETS

Groups of 10+ receive 20% off Tuesday–Saturday and 30% off Friday in select sections. Share a sensational performance with friends and family.

Call 415 865 6785 Monday–Friday 10 am–4 pm, or email groups@sfballet.org.

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LISTEN ON SPOTIFY

Preview the music for Bright Fast Cool Blue on our Spotify playlist, including Tchaikovsky classics, a John Adams favorite, and Aaron Copland’s familiar throwbacks.

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Costume Design

Serenade
  • after Karinska
Rodeo: four dance episodes
  • Reid Bartelme, Harriet Jung, and Justin Peck 

Original Lighting Design

Serenade
  • Ronald Bates

Costume and Lighting Design

The Chairman Dances—Quartet For Two
  • Benjamin Millepied

Lighting Design

Rodeo: four dance episodes
  • Brandon Stirling Baker