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SF BALLET @ HOME

SF BALLET @ HOME

SHELTER-IN-PLACE WITH SF 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!

BOUND TO, RECORDED MARCH 27, 2019

Available Friday, May 22–Friday, May 29 at 12 pm PDT

BOUND TO

Composer: Keaton Henson
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Scenic and Costume Design: Jean-Marc Puissant
Projection Design: Jean-Marc Puissant and Alexander V. Nichols
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls

Conductor: Martin West

CASTING

Bound To
Full Company

Open Your Eyes
Dores André, Benjamin Freemantle

Wavelength
Angelo Greco

Remember When We Used to Talk
Dores André, Sasha De Sola, Isabella DeVivo, Jennifer Stahl

Remember When We Used to Play
Benjamin Freemantle, Jaime Garcia Castilla, Angelo Greco, Lonnie Weeks

Speeding Past
Full Company

Take a Deep Breath
Yuan Yuan Tan, Carlo Di Lanno

Trying to Breathe
Lonnie Weeks

Bound To© by Christopher Wheeldon

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Over 60% of San Francisco Ballet’s Repertory Season has been suspended due to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. If you enjoy watching this ballet, we hope you will consider supporting us so that we can create a safe return for our dancers and audience.

Join the Relief Effort

ABOUT BOUND TO BY CHERYL A. OSSOLA

“The curtain rises to reveal the dancers mesmerized by their cellphones. For viewers the moment of recognition is instantaneous—we are bound to technology. In this ballet, Wheeldon comments on what happens to us when we’re tucked behind our screens.”

Read the full program notes, watch an interview with Christopher Wheeldon, listen to Soloist Lonnie Weeks discuss his breakout role in the ballet, and discover more on our blog.

CREDITS

World Premiere: April 20, 2018—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California
The 2018 world premiere of Bound To was made possible by Unbound Festival Presenting Sponsor Diane B. Wilsey and Grand Benefactor Sponsor David and Kelsey Lamond.

Music: "Elevator Song (Kid Kanevil Remix)" (Faber Music), and "Elevator Song (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)” (Faber Music)—all written and performed by Keaton Henson; by arrangement with Faber Music Ltd, London. “Arpeggio,” “Healah Dancing,” “Nearly Curtains,” “Urgent,” and “Field”—all music by Keaton Henson and orchestration by Matthew Naughtin; performed by arrangement with Faber Music Ltd, London. “Epilogue”—written and performed by Keaton Henson; orchestration by Matthew Naughtin; performed by arrangement with ATC Management. Costumes constructed by Parkinson Gill Ltd. London, United Kingdom. Scenic construction and painting by San Francisco Ballet Carpentry and Scenic Departments.

Archival Capture by Rapt Productions.

UPCOMING STREAMS

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 2:30 pm PDT
Snowblind (April 25, 2018 SF Ballet capture)

Another work created for Unbound, Snowblind is Cathy Marston’s one-act adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novella Ethan Frome, which depicts a heart-rending love triangle between Ethan Frome; his hypochondriac wife, Zeena; and Mattie, kin to Zeena.

Meet the Artist interview: Friday, May 29, 2020 at 3 pm PDT on Facebook with choreographer Cathy Marston

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 2:30 pm PDT
Director’s Choice selection (February 2020 SF Ballet capture)

Curated by Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson, the Friday, June 5 stream features a selection of three ballets: Tomasson’s Soirées Musicales and Concerto Grosso, and Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain pas de deux.

Meet the Artist interview: Friday, June 5, 2020 at 3 pm PDT on Facebook Live

Friday, June 12, 2020 at 2:30 pm PDT
Björk Ballet (March 29, 2019 SF Ballet capture)

Commissioned for the Unbound festival, Arthur Pita’s Björk Ballet celebrates the theatricality of Björk and her music, setting songs spanning her discography from 1993’s Debut to Utopia from 2017.

Meet the Artist interview: Friday, June 12, 2020 at 3 pm PDT on Facebook

Friday, June 12, 2020
Nite Out in conjunction with Björk Ballet

Nite Out begins with the 2:30 pm stream of Björk Ballet, followed by a 3 pm Meet the Artist interview on Facebook, DIY cocktail reciptes, and a DJ-curated set list. This virtual Nite Out is presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of San Francisco Pride and features special commentary by SF Ballet artists.

Programming subject to change. Follow SF Ballet on social media for the most current streaming schedule.