Program

B

UNBOUND: A FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS

Otherness
Composer: John Adams
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher

Snowblind
Composers: Amy Beach, Philip Feeney, Arthur Foote, and Arvo Pärt
Music Arranger: Philip Feeney
Choreographer: Cathy Marston

Anima Animus
Composer: Ezio Bosso
Choreographer: David Dawson

Groupthink. Tragic passion. Opposing energy. Three innovative thinkers examine the ties that bind and the differences that distinguish. Myles Thatcher’s narrative ballet, set to John Adams’ Absolute Jest, follows a protagonist in a rigidly divided society uncovering the beautifully complex individuality behind simplified labels. Cathy Marston takes inspiration from the doomed love triangle in Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, telling a story of repression, love, and desperation. David Dawson contrasts the diverse talents of SF Ballet’s dancers with “physically emotional virtuosity” and music by Ezio Bosso.

Watch Unbound On Screen: Snowblind for a taste of Unbound B.

Program Dates
Sat, Apr 21, 8pm
Wed, Apr 25, 7:30pm
Sun, Apr 29, 2pm
Fri, May 4, 8pm

Runtime: 2 hours and 13 minutes, including 20 and 15-minute intermissions
Sarah van Patten // © Erik Tomasson

“Under the leadership of Helgi Tomasson, the company has become one of the world’s most important vehicles for new ballet choreography...”

The New York Times

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Program Notes

Choreographer Interviews

Learn more about the choreographers of San Francisco Ballet's Unbound B.

David Dawson
Cathy Marston
Myles Thatcher

About Myles Thatcher

Learn more about choreographer Myles Thatcher.

Myles Thatcher

Myles Thatcher Testimonial

Explore all the choreographers of San Francisco Ballet's Unbound Festival

UNBOUND
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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Opera House Dining Experiences

Cafe at the Opera, located on the lower level of the Opera House is perfect for pre-performance or intermission dining with a changing seasonal buffet and elevated a la carte dishes. Reservations are strongly recommended and available on OpenTable or by calling 415 861 8150. Or, pre-order The Champagne Experience before your performance, and you and your guests will enjoy bubbly refreshments and appetizers in Dress Circle South.

Scenic Design

Otherness
  • Alexander V. Nichols
Anima Animus
  • John Otto

Costume Design

Otherness
  • Sylvie Rood
Anima Animus
  • Yumiko Takeshima

Lighting Design

Otherness
  • James F. Ingalls
Snowblind
  • James F. Ingalls
Anima Animus
  • James F. Ingalls

Scenic and Costume Design

Snowblind
  • Patrick Kinmonth

SPONSORS


SUPPORT FOR UNBOUND: A FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS IS PROVIDED BY

FESTIVAL presenting sponsor

Diane B. Wilsey

FESTIVAL GRAND BENEFACTOR SPONSORS

Kate and Bill Duhamel
Gaia Fund
David and Kelsey Lamond
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis
Yurie and Carl Pascarella
Kathleen Scutchfield
Denise Littlefield Sobel
David H. Spencer
Ms. Susan A. Van Wagner
Miles Archer Woodlief

FESTIVAL LEAD SPONSORS

Bently Foundation, in honor of Glenn McCoy’s
30 years of leadership at San Francisco Ballet
Ms. Laura Clifford
Randee Seiger
Judy C. Swanson

FESTIVAL MAJOR SPONSORS

Sue and John Diekman
Teri and Andy Goodman
Tom Horn and the Bob Ross Foundation
Koret Foundation