Program

05

Contemporary Voices

Fusion
Composers: Graham Fitkin and Rahul Dev Burman
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov

Salome
Composer: Frank Moon
Choreographer: Arthur Pita

Fearful Symmetries
Composer: John Adams
Choreographer: Liam Scarlett

This program shows you where ballet is heading. East meets west in Yuri Possokhov's expansive ballet Fusion. Next is Salome, the first major American commission for Arthur Pita—the self-styled “David Lynch of dance.” Program 5 closes with Liam Scarlett’s physical and deeply sensual Fearful Symmetries which debuted to standing ovations in 2016.

Salome deals with mature themes and subject matter. Not recommended for children under 12. ­

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours and 22 minutes, including two 20-minute intermissions
Header Image: Lorena Feijoo and Luke Ingham in Scarlett's Fearful Symmetries // © Erik Tomasson
Featured Artist

Sofiane

Sylve

Artist Profile

“[Fearful Symmetries is] a powerful and compelling work, it takes no prisoners.”

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Music: Fearful Symmetries

Fearful Symmetries, the title of the ballet and its score, comes from the poem The Tyger by William Blake. The music was written by California-based composer John Adams in 1988.

Video
Trailer: Contemporary Voices

Get a glimpse of the rehearsals for the world premiere of Arthur Pita's Salome, along with excerpts from past performances of Possokhov's Fusion and Scarlett's Fearful Symmetries.

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Video
Salome Teaser

View the teaser video for the new ballet by Arthur Pita, Salome.

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Go Behind the Scenes at the Photoshoot

Video
Liam Scarlett on Fearful Symmetries

Watch Liam Scarlett discuss his physical and deeply sensual ballet, Fearful Symmetries, which debuted to standing ovations in 2016.

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Scenic Design

Fusion
  • Benjamin Pierce
Salome
  • Yann Seabra
Fearful Symmetries
  • David Finn

Costume Design

Fusion
  • Sandra Woodall
Salome
  • Yann Seabra
Fearful Symmetries
  • Jon Morrell

Lighting Design

Fusion
  • James F. Ingalls
Salome
  • Jim French
Fearful Symmetries
  • David Finn

Video Design

Fusion
  • Benjamin Pierce

Projection Design

Fusion
  • Benjamin Pierce

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Sponsors

The 2008 world premiere of Fusion was made possible by
75th Anniversary Sponsor
  • Ms. Susan A. Van Wagner
The 2016 world premiere of Fearful Symmetries was made possible by
Lead Sponsors
  • Shelby and Frederick Gans
  • Alison and Michael Mauzé
With additional support from
  • The Osher New Work Fund
  • TeRoller Fund for New Productions of the San Francisco Ballet Endowment Foundation