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NEXT@90

NEXT@90

next@90

The future of ballet is coming next. We’ve celebrated maker culture here in the Bay Area for decades, so to celebrate San Francisco Ballet’s 90th anniversary, we’re looking forward. The next@90 festival presents 9 world premiere ballets by 9 international choreographers, creating a hub of dance innovation in San Francisco. Featuring new works by Nicolas Blanc, Bridget Breiner, Robert Garland, Benjamin Millepied, Yuka Oishi, Yuri Possokhov, Jamar Roberts, Danielle Rowe, and Claudia Schreier.

Nicolas Blanc

Nicolas Blanc

“What a thrilling opportunity to craft a work on such a talented group of artists! It is a true honor to reconnect with my San Francisco Ballet family and contribute to the creative future of the company with next@90 Festival.”

Bridget Breiner

Bridget Breiner

“I am of course thrilled to be invited to next@90, to share the festival with such esteemed colleagues, and to be able work with the wonderful dancers of the San Francisco Ballet. I left the United States at an early age many years ago, so the chance to return to create a ballet in my own country, after so many years of being part of the European dance scene, is really an honour and a joy.”

Robert Garland

“I look forward to creating a work for the San Francisco Ballet next@90 festival. It is even a greater honor to create work for a time-honored institution that found so much success under the leadership of Helgi Tomasson. He is a Mozart in world of Salieris! To that end, I plan to create a work to the music of that same composer, the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.”

Benjamin Millepied

Benjamin Millepied

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to choreograph my third dance for San Francisco Ballet. It is a privilege to create a new work in collaboration with Nico Muhly, my longtime collaborator, for a company that has always inspired me, and whose professionalism, dedication, and versatility always speak volumes in the creative process.”

Yuka Oishi

Yuka Oishi

“I am very honored to share this moment with dancers and the audience,
as we listen to the sound of the soul overflowing from each dancer's body and
thus join us in the process of creation.”

Yuri Possokhov

Yuri Possokhov

Jamar Roberts

Jamar Roberts

Danielle Rowe

Danielle Rowe

“It is a great thrill to be commissioned alongside an all-embracing assemblage of dance makers for San Francisco Ballet's next@90 Festival. To be considered part of the innovative and creative tapestry of SFB is incredibly inspiring and I look forward to learning from and making with the multiplicity of artists in the company's harbor.”

Claudia Schreier

Claudia Schreier

As a lifelong admirer of San Francisco Ballet, I am honored to have the opportunity to create a new work for the next@90 festival. SF Ballet embodies excellence in every facet of the organization, and I am honored to engage with its world-class artists to bring a new ballet to life.

 

2023 next@90 festival Sponsors

 

Presenting Sponsor

Jim and Cecilia Herbert

With Major Support by Anonymous

Major Sponsor

Yurie and Carl Pascarella

Sponsor

John and Amy Palmer

Kathleen Scutchfield

David H. Spencer