UNBOUND
A FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS

Twelve choreographers explore dance without limits.

What happens when 12 of the most innovative international choreographers are given the opportunity to create with our uniquely expressive and daring dancers? We're celebrating the San Francisco spirit of curiosity, experimentation, and invention with Unbound—a festival of 12 world premieres spanning 4 programs over 17 days. Curious? Join us. #Unbound2018

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UNBOUND A

King, Wheeldon, Peck
Sculpted space. Digital dependency. Classicism in sneakers. Three unique voices offer three distinct takes on where ballet’s headed. 
April 20–May 6

UNBOUND B

Thatcher, Marston, Dawson
Groupthink. Tragic passion. Opposing energy. Three innovative thinkers examine the ties that bind and the differences that distinguish.
April 21–May 4

UNBOUND C

Welch, McIntyre, Lopez Ochoa
The ephemeral in the eternal. Family heritage. Savage beauty. Three artists move forward while drawing from the past.
April 24–May 5

UNBOUND D

Liang, Rhoden, 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. 
April 26–May 5

 

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UNBOUND LIVE HIGHLIGHTS

We've selected our favorite moments from our Unbound LIVE broadcasts. Watch now to see previews of the new ballets for this festival as well as choreographer interviews.  

Welch, Liang, and Pita
Wheeldon, Thatcher, and Peck
King, Marston, and McIntyre
2017 World Ballet Day Highlights

UNBOUND On screen

Unbound On Screen celebrates the marriage of dance and film with four original short films premiering late February 2018.

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UNBOUND ARTIST INTERVIEWS

Watch Unbound choreographers Annabelle Lopez OchoaEdwaard Liang, and Stanton Welch  discuss their new ballets.

APRIL 27–29, 2018
BOUNDLESS: A SYMPOSIUM ON BALLET’S FUTURE

Join us for three days of lectures, panels, and receptions. We’ll explore how issues around choreography, diversity, and technology are shaping ballet’s future.

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sf ballet's commitment to new works

San Francisco Ballet has always been committed to commissioning and performing new work. Learn more about our work with some of ballet's most forward-thinking choreographers. Includes interviews with Justin Peck, William Forsythe, Liam Scarlett, and Arthur Pita, among others.

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SPONSORS


SUPPORT FOR UNBOUND: A FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS IS 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
Mrs. 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