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Join San Francisco Ballet School Director Patrick Armand, the SF Ballet Auxiliary, and the SF Ballet Education & Training Committee for the opening night of San Francisco Ballet School 2020 Spring Festival.

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET SCHOOL SPRING FESTIVAL

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET SCHOOL SPRING FESTIVAL

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

HELIOTROPE

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

CASTING

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.

ABOUT HELIOTROPE

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

CASTING

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.

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2020 Spring Festival Sponsors

Dodge & Cox

KPMG

Jimmy Choo

Wine Sponsor

Ernest Vineyards

San Francisco Ballet School Students in Edwards' Constant Search // © Lindsay Thomas