Program 03

In Space & Time

The Fifth Season
Composer: Karl Jenkins
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Sleek and neoclassical, Tomasson’s The Fifth Season was called “mesmerizing and breathtakingly beautiful” by The Orange County Register.

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

British choreographer Cathy Marston drew from Edith Wharton’s novella Ethan Frome to create a stunning character study of a doomed love triangle in a repressive New England winter.

Arranged and Orchestrated by: Knudåge Riisager
Choreographer: Harald Lander

This ode to pure joy of dance starts with dancers moving simply at the barre, blossoming through increasingly complex movement into a rapturous crescendo of 39 dancers leaping and turning.

Part of the Principal 8 and 5 packages.

2 hours and 26 minutes with two intermissions

Cathy Marston's Snowblind


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The Fifth Season

Scenic and Costume Design: Sandra Woodall
Lighting Design: Michael Mazzola


Scenic and Costume Design: Patrick Kinmonth
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
Assistant to the Choreographer: Jenny Tattersall


Staged by: Johnny Eliasen
Artistic Advisor: Lise Lander
Lighting Design: Craig J. Miller


The 2006 world premiere of The Fifth Season was made possible in part by The Herbert Family and the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund of the San Francisco Ballet Endowment Foundation.

The 2018 world premiere of Snowblind was made possible by Unbound Festival Presenting Sponsor Diane B. Wilsey and Grand Benefactor Sponsor Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis.