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Kaleidoscope

KALEIDOSCOPE

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.”

A Jewel of a Ballet — READ & LISTEN


Appassionata—SF Ballet Premiere

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.

Elegant Precision and Passionate Abandon: Benjamin Millepied’s Appasionata — READ & LISTEN


Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

Composer: Anthony Gonzalez, Yann Gonzalez, Bradley Laner, and Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Choreographer: Justin Peck

Justin Peck, inspired by the light of San Francisco, crafted an ever-changing dreamscape in Hurry Up We’re Dreaming. Created for the 2018 Unbound festival and set to music of the electronic group M83, Peck’s contemporary ballet is danced in sneakers.

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming Program Notes — WATCH, READ, & LISTEN
In the Studio with Justin Peck — WATCH

2 hours and 10 minutes with two intermissions

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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

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

Costume Design: Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls


The 2018 world premiere of Hurry Up, We're Dreaming was made possible by Unbound Festival Presenting Sponsor Diane B. Wilsey and Grand Benefactor Sponsor Yurie and Carl Pascarella.