Program

07

Made for SF Ballet

Trio
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Ghost in the Machine
Composer: Michael Nyman
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher

Within the Golden Hour©
Composers: Ezio Bosso and Antonio Vivaldi
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

The LA Times called Helgi Tomasson’s Trio, “elegant and engrossing.” The SF Chronicle said it was “sheer extroversion.” SF Ballet dancer Myles Thatcher has taken the ballet world by storm with recent commissions for New York City Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet. This program features the world premiere of his second new work for us, Ghost in the Machine. Christopher Wheeldon’s inventive and mystical Within the Golden Hour© completes this meditation on contemporary classicism and ballet at its best.

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours and 24 minutes, including two 20-minute intermissions
Header Image: Sarah Van Patten & Luke Ingham in Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour© // © E. Tomasson
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“Wheeldon’s ballet is a festival of variations…Its subtleties are infinite, its joys multitudinous.”

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Ghost in the Machine

The new dance film inspired by Myles Thatcher's World Premiere of Ghost in the Machine is available now.

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Trailer: Made for SF Ballet

Watch this short trailer for Made For SF Ballet, a selection of three ballets that were commissioned for SF Ballet.

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Who is Christopher Wheeldon?

One of the most in-demand dance makers working today, Christopher Wheeldon has a long and rich relationship with SF Ballet.

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Who is Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky?

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Kamsko-Votinsk, Russia on May 7, 1840. A bright child, Tchaikovsky could read Russian, French, and German by the time he was six years old.

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Scenic Design

Trio
  • Alexander V. Nichols
Within the Golden Hour©
  • Martin Pakledinaz

Costume Design

Trio
  • Mark Zappone
Ghost in the Machine
  • Susan Roemer
Within the Golden Hour©
  • Martin Pakledinaz

Lighting Design

Trio
  • Christopher Dennis
Ghost in the Machine
  • Jim French
Within the Golden Hour©
  • James F. Ingalls

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Sponsors

2017 Program Sponsor
Media Sponsor
  • Bay Area Reporter
The 2011 world premiere of Trio was made possible by
Lead Sponsors
  • The Bernard Osher Foundation
  • Jennifer and Steven Walske
Sponsors
  • Sue and John Diekman
  • O.J. and Gary Shansby
The 2008 world premiere of Within the Golden Hour was made possible by
75th Anniversary Sponsor
  • The Stephen and Margaret Gill Family Foundation