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SF BALLET @ HOME

SHELTER-IN-PLACE WITH SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

With the current COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders, San Francisco Ballet joins the community to keep each other safe and the good of the public at the forefront. Although the 2020 Season has been suspended, we're digging through the archives to showcase some of our favorite pieces from recent years right in your homes, completely free!

2020 OPENING NIGHT GALA

Available Tuesday, June 30 – Monday, July 6 at 11:59 PM (PDT)

Recorded January 16, 2020
Conductor: Martin West
2020 Gala Presenting Sponsor Osterweis Capital Management

MEN’S REGIMENT FROM STARS & STRIPES

Composer: John Philip Sousa, arranged by Hershy Kay
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Staged by: Sandra Jennings
Additional Coaching by: Helgi Tomasson
Costume Design: after Karinska

Casting

Lucas Erni

Sean Bennett, Alexandre Cagnat,
Diego Cruz, Estéban Cuadrado,
Davide Occhipinti, Joshua Jack Price,
Nathaniel Remez, Alexander Reneff-Olson,
Jacob Seltzer, Myles Thatcher,
Mingxuan Wang, Joseph Warton

CREDITS

World Premiere (complete ballet): January 17, 1958—New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama; New York, New York

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: January 19, 1981—War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

© The George Balanchine Trust

Music: “Thunderer” and “The Gladiator Marche,” used by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner. This performance of Stars & Stripes, a Balanchine© Ballet, is presented by arrangement with the George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style© and Balanchine Technique© service standards established and provided by the Trust. Costumes courtesy of Ballet West.

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FORESHADOW

Composer: Ludovico Einaudi
Choreographer: Val Caniparoli
Costume Design: Kate Share
Lighting Design: Jim French

Casting

Anna Karenina: Jennifer Stahl
Count Vronsky: Tiit Helimets
Kitty: Elizabeth Powell

Credits

World Premiere: January 16, 2020—San Francisco Ballet 87th Anniversary Gala, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: “Choros” from The Taranta Project used by arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner. Costume Construction by San Francisco Ballet Wardrobe Department.

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PAS DE DEUX FROM SWAN LAKE

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: David Dawson
Costume Design: Yumiko Takeshima
Lighting Design: Bert Dalhuysen
Assistants to the Choreographer: Tim Couchman, Hope Muir, Oliver Rydout

Violin: Cordula Merks
Cello: Eric Sung

Casting

Sofiane Sylve, Carlo Di Lanno

Credits

World Premiere: April 19, 2016—Scottish Ballet, Theatre Royal; Glasgow, Scotland

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: January 16, 2020—San Francisco Ballet 87th Anniversary Gala, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act I, No. 13, Scène (aka “White Swan” pas de deux).

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JOCKEY DANCE

Composer: Carl Christian Møller
Choreographer: August Bournonville
Staged by: Ulrik Birkkjaer

Casting

Max Cauthorn, Esteban Hernandez

Credits

World Premiere: December 7, 1876—Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Danish Theatre; Copenhagen, Denmark

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: January 16, 2020—San Francisco Ballet 87th Anniversary Gala, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: “Jockey Dance” from From Siberia To Moscow. Costumes courtesy of Royal Danish Ballet.

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FOR PIXIE

Music: Nina Simone
Choreographer: Danielle Rowe
Costume Design: Lauren Strongin
Lighting Design: Jim French

Casting

Dores André, Joseph Walsh

Credits

World Premiere: June 22, 2017—SFDanceworks, ODC Theater; San Francisco, California

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: January 16, 2020—San Francisco Ballet 87th Anniversary Gala, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: “Wild Is the Wind” by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington; © 1957, renewed 1985 Patti Washington Music (ASCAP), Catharine Hinen Music (ASCAP), Anne Rachel Music Corporation - Chappell & Co. Inc. (ASCAP). Used by permission. All rights reserved. Costume Construction by San Francisco Ballet Wardrobe Department.

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PAS DE DEUX FROM LE CORSAIRE

Composer: Riccardo Drigo
Choreography: after Marius Petipa

Casting

Misa Kuranaga, Angelo Greco

Credits

World Premiere (complete ballet): January 25, 1899—Mariinsky Theatre; St. Petersburg, Russia

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: January 14, 1964—War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Le Corsaire pas de deux by Riccardo Drigo, Ludwig Minkus, Baron Boris Fitinhof-Schell, and Anton Simon.

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INTERMISSION PRESENTATION
DEDICATED TO…

Composer: Victor Osadchev
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Director: Erik Tomasson
Assistant to the Choreographer: Anita Paciotti
Director of Photography: Erik Tomasson
Operator: Mike Norman
Gaffer: James Childers
Editor: Hidetoshi Oneda

Casting

Yuan Yuan Tan, Su Zhang

Violin: Cordula Merks
Viola: Yi Zhou
Cello: Eric Sung
Double Bass: Jonathan Lancelle
Vibraphone: Victor Avdienko
Piano: Natal’ya Feygina

Credits

World Premiere: June 30, 2020

Production Credits: Music by Victor Osadchev; recorded individually by members
of San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and compiled, edited, and mastered by Martin West.
Original costume for Yuri Possokhov’s Carmen designed by Mark Zappone

BALCONY PAS DE DEUX FROM ROMEO & JULIET

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Scenery and Costume Design: Jens-Jacob Worsaae
Lighting Design: Thomas R. Skelton

Casting

Mathilde Froustey, Joseph Walsh

Credits

World Premiere: March 8, 1994—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 54 used by arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner. Costume Supervisor, Anna Watkins, London, England; Boots by Pluma, Inc. Scenic construction and painting by San Francisco Ballet Carpentry and Scenic Departments.

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05:49

Composers: Ivan Pavlov and Annie Bandez
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher
Costume Design: Kate Share
Lighting Design: Jim French

Casting

Sasha De Sola, Benjamin Freemantle

Credits

World Premiere: January 16, 2020—San Francisco Ballet 87th Anniversary Gala, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: “Curious Yellow” by CoH feat. Little Annie. Costume Construction by San Francisco Ballet Wardrobe Department.

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GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE

Composer: D. F. E. Auber
Choreographer: Victor Gsovsky

Casting

Wona Park, Wei Wang

Credits

World Premiere: November 12, 1949—Théâtre des Champs-Élysées; Paris, France

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: January 26, 1998—San Francisco Ballet 65th Anniversary Gala, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Daniel François Esprit Auber: excerpts from Marco Spada (1857).

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PAS DE DEUX FROM HURRY UP, WE’RE DREAMING

Composers: Anthony Gonzalez, Yann Gonzalez, and Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Choreographer: Justin Peck
Costume Design: Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls

Casting

Sarah Van Patten, Henry Sidford

Credits

World Premiere: April 20, 2018—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: “Wait” written by Anthony Gonzalez and Yann Gonzalez (EMI Blackwood Music Inc. [BMI]) and Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Reach Music). Performed by M83. Courtesy of Bank Robber Music, LLC o/b/o Mute. Costumes constructed by Colin Davis Jones Studios, New York, New York.

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PAS DE DEUX FROM BELLS

Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Costume Design: Sandra Woodall
Lighting Design: Jack Mehler

Piano: Mungunchimeg Buriad

Casting

Yuan Yuan Tan, Vitor Luiz

Credits

World Premiere: May 4, 2011—The Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University; Chicago, Illinois

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: January 22, 2015—San Francisco Ballet 82nd Anniversary Gala, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36, Movement II by Sergei Rachmaninov. Costumes courtesy of The Joffrey Ballet.

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FINALE FROM DIAMONDS

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Staged by: Sandra Jennings
Additional Coaching by: Helgi Tomasson
Costume Design: Karinska

Casting

Sasha De Sola, Tiit Helimets

Megan Amanda Ehrlich, Madison Keesler, Elizabeth Mateer, Ami Yuki
Cavan Conley, Steven Morse, Myles Thatcher, Hansuke Yamamoto

Samantha Bristow, Thamires Chuvas, Gabriela Gonzalez, Anatalia Hordov,
Blake Johnston, Swane Messaoudi, Kimberly Marie Olivier, Leili Rackow,
Skyla Schreter, Miranda Silveira, Bianca Teixeira, Maggie Weirich

Sean Bennet, Alexandre Cagnat, Rubén Cítores, Diego Cruz,
Estéban Cuadrado, Davide Occhipinti, Joshua Jack Price, Jacob Seltzer,
Nathaniel Remez, Alexander Reneff-Olson, Mingxuan Wang, Joseph Warton

Credits

World Premiere (Jewels): April 13, 1967—New York City Ballet, New York State Theater; New York, New York

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: March 12, 2002—War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

© The George Balanchine Trust

Music: Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29, movement V. This performance of Diamonds, a Balanchine© Ballet, is presented by arrangement with the George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style© and Balanchine Technique© service standards established and provided by the Trust. Costumes courtesy of Miami City Ballet.

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The participants in the thank you video are as follows:

Amanda Alef
Cecelia Beam
Amelia Bear
Ani Bukukjian
Max Cauthorn
Frances Chung
Alisa Clayton
Manolo Davila
Sammay Dizon
Megan Amanda Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich
Lucas Erni
Gabriela Gonzalez
Kyra Katagi
Madison Keesler
Omar Ledezma Jr.
Adam Luftman
Elizabeth Mateer
Brian McCarty
Ilona McHugh

Pascal Molat
Sasha Mukhamedov
Kimberly Olivier
Wona Park
Wade Peterson
Phoenicia Pettyjohn
Jessica Recinos
Craig Reiss
Aaron Robison
Julia Rowe

Bongo Sidibe
Wenyi Shih
Genoa Sperske
Jennifer Stahl
Eric Sung
Bianca Teixeira
Myles Thatcher
Maura Whelehan
Hansuke Yamamoto
Jasmine Yep Huynh

Please note that all donors recognized represents the accurate and complete list as of June 22, 2020 at 10 am.

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