Program

UNBOUND: A FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS

Bespoke
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Stanton Welch

Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem
Composer: Chris Garneau
Choreographer: Trey McIntyre

Guernica
Composers: Joe Andrews, Michel Banabila, Tom Halstead, and Charles Valentin-Alkan
Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

The ephemeral in the eternal. Family heritage. Savage beauty. Three artists move forward while drawing from the past. Stanton Welch’s ballet, a moving tribute to the fleeting role of individual dancers in an enduring art form, illuminates Bach’s intricacy with joyous bravura. Trey McIntyre has crafted an evocative exploration of the connections across generations to songs by indie folk singer/songwriter Chris Garneau. And Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s powerful new work, inspired by the violence and eroticism captured in Picasso’s art and set to an electronic score, creates a fractured tableau of flamenco, bullfighting, and ballet.

Watch Unbound On Screen: Guernica for a taste of Unbound C.

Program Dates
Tue, Apr 24, 7:30pm
Fri, Apr 27, 8pm, Unbound Symposium Opening
Wed, May 2, 7:30pm
Sat, May 5, 2pm

Runtime: 2 hours and 5 minutes, including 20 and 15-minute intermissions
Lonnie Weeks and Daniel Deivison-Oliveria // © Erik Tomasson

“For artistic director Helgi Tomasson and San Francisco Ballet, it’s not enough to be the country’s oldest and consistently excellent ballet troupe… the company also is vying for a top spot among innovators.”

San Francisco Examiner

May 5: Ballet Chat

So you saw Unbound C on May 5 at 2 pm. Now what? Join SF Ballet’s Audience Engagement staff to chat about what you just saw. This isn’t an artist interview and it’s not an expert telling you what to think. It’s a chance to have a glass of wine, mingle with fellow ballet fans, and participate in an informal moderated conversation about BespokeYour Flesh Shall be a Great Poem, and Guernica. Curious? Join us. Tickets are just $12.

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Program Notes

Unbound Choreographer Interviews

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

Stanton Welch
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Trey McIntyre

Explore all the choreographers of SFBallet's Unbound Festival

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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.

Costume Design

Bespoke
  • Holly Hynes
Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem
  • Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Guernica
  • Mark Zappone

Lighting Design

Bespoke
  • James F. Ingalls
Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem
  • James F. Ingalls
Guernica
  • James F. Ingalls

Scenic Design

Guernica
  • Alexander V. Nichols

SPONSORS


SUPPORT FOR UNBOUND: A FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS was 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