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!


Available Friday, May 29 – Friday, June 5 at 12 pm PDT


Composers: Amy Beach, Philip Feeney, Arthur Foote, and Arvo Pärt
Music arranged by: Philip Feeney
Choreographer: Cathy Marston
Scenic and Costume Design: Patrick Kinmonth
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
Assistant to the Choreographer: Jenny Tattersall

Adaptation of Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome by
Cathy Marston and Patrick Kinmonth

Conductor: Martin West
Piano: Mungunchimeg Buriad


Ethan Frome, a farmer
Ulrik Birkkjaer

Zeena Frome, his sickly wife
Sarah Van Patten

Mattie Silver, their home help
Mathilde Froustey

The Snow/Neighbors/Farmhands
Ludmila Bizalion, Gabriela Gonzalez, Anatalia Hordov,
Ellen Rose Hummel, Norika Matsuyama, Lauren Parrott,
Elizabeth Powell, Miranda Silveira

Nathaniel Remez, Alexander Reneff-Olson, Henry Sidford,
John-Paul Simoens, Hansuke Yamamoto


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“British choreographer Cathy Marston zeroes in on the heart of Edith Warton’s 1911 novella Ethan Frome. Snowblind tells a story of repression, love, desperation, and dependence—the forces underlying Wharton’s tale, a love triangle.”

Read the full program notes, watch an interview with Cathy Marston, watch a dance film based on the ballet, and discover more on our blog.

World Premiere: April 21, 2018—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California


The 2018 world premiere of Snowblind was made possible by Unbound Festival Presenting Sponsor Diane B. Wilsey and Grand Benefactor Sponsor Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis.

Music: “Dreaming” from Four Sketches Op. 15 by Amy Beach; Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 34. II. Scherzo by Amy Beach; Young Birches, Op. 128, No. 2 by Amy Beach; 2 Piano Pieces, Op. 62, No. 2 Exaltation by Arthur Foote; Lamentate: Stridendo, Fragile e conciliante by Arvo Pärt, used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, U.S. and Canadian agent for Universal Edition Vienna, publisher and copyright owner; original compositions by Philip Feeney. 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.


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 a 1:30 pm Meet the Artist interview with SF Ballet's partner organizations, followed by the 2:30 pm stream of Björk Ballet, an Instagram takeover, DIY cocktail recipes, 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.