SAN FRANCISCO BALLET SCHOOL SPRING FESTIVAL
Normally, this week would have marked the culmination of the SF Ballet School Year, with our annual Spring Festival performance. We’re so sad not to be able to celebrate together in person, but we still want to celebrate online with the digital premiere of Dana Genshaft’s Heliotrope, made for the 2019-2020 Trainees, and James Sofranko’s Means to an End, made for the 2015-2016 Trainees
HELIOTROPE, RECORDED JANUARY 23, 2020
Available Wednesday, May 20–Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 12 pm PDT
Composer: Mason Bates
Choreographer: Dana Genshaft
Lighting Design: Jim French
Costume Design: Original costumes for Christopher Wheeldon's Rush©, designed by Jon Morell
Rehearsal Assistant: Pascal Molat
2019-2020 SF BALLET SCHOOL TRAINEES
Olivia Brothers, Pemberley Ann Olson, Jamie Stephens
J. Teague Applegate, Alexis Francisco Valdes Martinez, Yu Wakizuka
Production Credits: Music: Sea Blue Circuitry by Mason Bates. Used by permission.
Learn more about Heliotrope and its creation process here.
World Premiere: October 5, 2019, Argyros Performing Arts Center, Ketchum, Idaho.
MEANS TO AN END, RECORDED MAY 27, 2016
Available Thursday, May 21 – Thursday, May 28 at 12 pm PDT
MEANS TO AN END
Composer: Anouar Brahem
Choreographer: James Sofranko
Lighting Design Jim French
Costume Design: Original costumes for Yuri Possokhov's Fusion, designed by Sandra Woodall
Rehearsal Assistant: Wendy Van Dyck
2015-2016 SF BALLET SCHOOL TRAINEES
Natasha Sheehan, Gabrielle Perkins, Nathaniel Remez, Alexandre Cagnat, Isabella Walsh, Yumi Kanazawa, Joseph Warton, Davide Occhipinti
Production Credit: Music: Anouar Brahem’s January and Nouvelle vague from Souvenance, courtesy of Sin Pays Publishing; ECM Records/Deutsche Grammophon; Anouar Brahem-oud, François Couturier-piano, Klaus Gesing-bass clarinet, Björn Meyer-bass; Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Pietro Mianiti-conductor; courtesy of Universal Music Group. Costumes: Designed by Sandra Woodall for Yuri Possokhov’s Fusion (constructed by Birgit Pfeffer, Groveland CA).
CRITICAL RELIEF FUND
We hope you will consider a donation to SF Ballet's Critical Relief Fund and help us reach our #SFBChallenge of 1,000 new gifts by May 31. As a non-profit organization employing hundreds of arts workers, including dancers, musicians, School faculty, craftsmen, and staff, your gift will make a difference in ensuring the future of ballet in San Francisco.