Program 02


Divertimento No. 15
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreographer: George Balanchine©

Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15 has “the most sublime choreography ever made to music by Mozart” according to The New York Times. Helgi Tomasson calls it, simply, “a jewel.”

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Choreographer: Benjamin Millepied

Created for Paris Opera Ballet by Benjamin Millepied, Appassionata explores relationships—passionate and tumultuous, tender and intimate—through the soaring abandon of three couples.

Anima Animus
Composer: Ezio Bosso
Choreographer: David Dawson

Anima Animus is ballet pushed to the extreme; technique stretched to its outer limit. Choreographer David Dawson calls it “physically emotional virtuosity;” audiences call it “riveting.” 

Part of the Principal 8 and 3 packages.

2 hours and 10 minutes with two intermissions

David Dawson's Anima Animus


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Divertimento No. 15

Staged by: Elyse Borne
Additional Coaching by: Helgi Tomasson
Costume Design: after Karinska
Lighting Design: Mark Stanley

Appassionata (SF Ballet Premiere)

Staged by: Janie Taylor and Sebastien Marcovici
Scenic Design: Camille Dugas
Costume Design: Alessandro Sartori
Lighting Design: Jim French

Anima Animus

Scenic Design: John Otto
Costume Design: Yumiko Takeshima
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
Assistant to the Choreographer: Rebecca Gladstone

The 2018 world premiere of Anima Animus was made possible by Unbound Festival Presenting Sponsor Diane B. Wilsey and Grand Benefactor Sponsor Yurie and Carl Pascarella.