Program

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UNBOUND: A FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS

The Infinite Ocean
Composer: Oliver Davis
Choreographer: Edwaard Liang

LET’S BEGIN AT THE END
Composers: Johann Sebastian Bach, Philip Glass, and Michael Nyman
Choreographer: Dwight Rhoden

Björk Ballet
Composers: Björk Gudmundsdottir and Sigurjon Sigurdsson
Choreographer: Arthur Pita

The space between life and death. Passionate connectivity. The music of Björk. Three dancemakers evoke the spiritual connections that span life and death, the beauty and pain in relationships, and a surrealist dream ballet. Edwaard Liang’s poignantly explores the “infinite ocean” between life and death, to a commissioned score by Oliver Davis. Dwight Rhoden brings brilliant contemporary physicality to a meditation on the complexities of love and relationships. Arthur Pita unleashes his imaginative, theatrical movement style in a ballet rave set to songs by Icelandic singer/songwriter Björk.

Program Dates
Thu, Apr 26, 7:30pm
Sat, Apr 28, 2pm
Tue, May 1, 7:30pm
Sat, May 5, 8pm

Ana Sophia Scheller and Tiit Helimets // © Erik Tomasson

“The San Francisco Ballet, led by the artistic director Helgi Tomasson, is a national treasure, prized for its dancers along with its fervent insistence on commissioning new ballets.”

The New York Times
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Scenic Design

The Infinite Ocean
  • Alexander V. Nichols
LET’S BEGIN AT THE END
  • Alexander V. Nichols

Costume Design

The Infinite Ocean
  • Mark Zappone
LET’S BEGIN AT THE END
  • Christine Darch
Björk Ballet
  • Marco Morante

Lighting Design

The Infinite Ocean
  • James F. Ingalls
LET’S BEGIN AT THE END
  • James F. Ingalls
Björk Ballet
  • James F. Ingalls

Sponsors

Support for Unbound: A Festival of New Works is provided by
Festival Grand Benefactor Sponsors
  • David and Kelsey Lamond
  • Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis
  • Yurie and Carl Pascarella
  • Denise Littlefield Sobel
  • Ms. Susan A. Van Wagner
  • Miles Archer Woodlief
Festival Lead Sponsors
  • Ms. Laura Clifford
  • Mrs. Randee Seiger
  • Judy C. Swanson
Festival Major Sponsors
  • Koret Foundation
  • Tom Horn and the Bob Ross Foundation