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CASTING

CASTING

Casting for Leap into the new year: SF Ballet’s 2021 Virtual benefit

Premier Presenting Producer

Osterweis Capital Management

Presenting Producers

Frederick and Shelby Gans
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Linnea and George Roberts
Denise Littlefield Sobel

 

88th SEASON OPENING GALA PERFORMANCE

Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director
Martin West, Music Director
Christopher Dennis, Executive Producer

 

I
World premiere
Excerpt from Harmony

Composer: Jean Phillippe Rameau
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Lighting Design: Jim French
Director of Photography: Erik Tomasson
Editor: Hidetoshi Oneda

Piano: Natal’ya Feygina

Artistic Director Sponsor: Dr. Sunnie Evers

Julia Rowe, Leili Rackow, Bianca Teixeira, Natasha Sheehan, Diego Cruz, Lucas Erni, Luca Ferrò, Lleyton Ho

 

II
Dedicated to...

Composer: Victor Osadchev
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Director: Erik Tomasson
Assistant to the Choreographer: Anita Paciotti
Director of Photography: Erik Tomasson
Operator: Mike Norman
Gaffer: James Childers
Editor: Hidetoshi Oneda

Violin: Cordula Merks
Viola: Yi Zhou
Cello: Eric Sung
Double Bass: Jonathan Lancelle
Vibraphone: Victor Avdienko
Piano: Natal’ya Feygina

Artistic Director Sponsor: Jennifer and Steven Walske

Yuan Yuan Tan, Su Zhang

 

III
Work-in-progress
Excerpt from myles thatcher world premiere

Composer: Steve Reich
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher
Director: Ezra Hurwitz
Costume Design: Susan Roemer
Lighting Design: Jim French
Director of Photography: Ricardo Campos
Editor: Ezra Hurwitz
Producers: Lauren Finerman and Lindsay Gauthier

Artistic Director Sponsor: Christine Russell and Mark Schlesinger

Frances Chung, Sasha De Sola, Isabella DeVivo, Jasmine Jimison, Maggie Weirich, Sean Bennett, Ulrik Birkkjaer, Cavan Conley, Esteban Hernandez, Steven Morse

 

VIP ONLY
Pas de deux from in the middle, somewhat elevated

Composer: Thom Willems
Choreographer: William Forsythe
Musical Collaboration: Leslie Stuck
Director of Photography: Erik Tomasson
Editor: Hidetoshi Oneda

Artistic Director Sponsor: James C. Hormel and Michael P. N. Hormel

Sasha Mukhamedov, Aaron Robison

 

IV
pas de deux from coppÉlia

Composer: Léo Delibes
Choreographer: Arthur Saint-Léon
Costume Design: Roberta Guidi di Bagno
Lighting Design: Jim French
Director of Photography: Erik Tomasson
Editor: Hidetoshi Oneda

Artistic Director Sponsors: Richard C. Barker; Yurie and Carl Pascarella

Misa Kuranaga, Angelo Greco

 

V
World premiere
Excerpt from wooden dimes

Composer: James M. Stephenson
Director and Choreographer: Danielle Rowe
Costume Design: Emma Kingsbury
Scenic Properties Design: Alexander V. Nichols
Lighting Design: Jim French and Matthew Stouppe
Director of Photography: Heath Orchard
Editor: Lindsay Gauthier
Producers: Lauren Finerman and Lindsay Gauthier
Poser: James M. Stephenson

Artistic Director Sponsor: Alison and Michael Mauzé

Luke Ingham, Dores André, Max Cauthorn

 

VI
world premiere
mrs. robinson Short film

Composer: Terry Davies
Choreographer: Cathy Marston
Director: Lauren Finerman
Costume Design: Patrick Kinmonth
Scenario: Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp
Creative Director: Cathy Marston
Dramaturg: Edward Kemp
Choreographic Collaborator: Jenny Tattersall
Director of Photography: Heath Orchard
Edited and Produced by: Lindsay Gauthier

Artistic Director Sponsor: Fang and Gary Bridge

Sarah Van Patten, Joseph Walsh, Luke Ingham

 

VII
pas de deux from Don quixote, act iii

Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Choreographer: Alexander Gorsky and Marius Petipa
Staging and Additional Choreography by: Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov
Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
Associate Costume Designer: Heather Lockard
Author of Don Quixote: Miguel de Cervantes
Director of Photography: Erik Tomasson
Editor: Hidetoshi Oneda

Artistic Director Sponsor: Diane B. Wilsey

Nikisha Fogo, Julian MacKay

 

VIP only
White swan pas de deux from swan lake

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Costume Design: Jens Jacob Worsaae
Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton
Director of Photography: Erik Tomasson
Editor: Hidetoshi Oneda

Nikisha Fogo, Julian MacKay

A Midsummer Night's Dream Casting

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Conductor: Martin West
Chorus: Volti
Singers: Gabrielle Haigh, Alice Del Simone

Lead Butterfly: Julia Rowe
Puck: Cavan Conley
Oberon: Esteban Hernandez
Titania: Sasha De Sola
Hippolyta: Sasha Mukhamedov
Pas de Deux: Frances Chung, Ulrik Birkkjaer

Music Director and Principal Conductor

Martin West

Guest Conductor

Ming Luke

Violin I

Cordula Merks, Concertmaster
Heeguen Song, Associate Concertmaster
Beni Shinohara, Assistant Concertmaster
Robin Hansen
Brian Lee
Mariya Borozina
Maya Cohon*
George Hayes*
Julie Kim*

Violin II

Ani Bukujian, Principal
Craig Reiss, Associate Principal
Jeanelle Meyer, Assistant Principal
Laura Keller
Jeremy Preston
Rebecca Jackson*
Karen Shinozaki Sor*
Emma Votapek*

Viola

Anna Kruger, Acting Principal
Joy Fellows, Associate Principal
Caroline Lee, Assistant Principal
Paul Ehrlich
Elizabeth Prior*
Katherine Johnk*

Cello

Jonah Kim, Acting Principal
Thalia Moore, Associate Principal
Mark Votapek, Assistant Principal*
Eric Gaenslen*
Miriam Perkoff*

Contrabass

Jonathan Lancelle, Principal
Shinji Eshima, Associate Principal
Mark Wallace, Assistant Principal **
Michael Minor**

Flute

Barbara Chaffe, Principal
Julie McKenzie

Oboe

Laura Griffiths, Principal
Marilyn Coyne

Clarinet

Andrew O’Donnell, Principal
Matthew Boyles*

Bassoon

Rufus Olivier, Principal
Patrick Johnson-Whitty

Horn

Kevin Rivard, Principal
Keith Green
Brian McCarty, Associate Principal

Trumpet

Adam Luftman, Principal
Joseph Brown
Scott Macomber*

Trombone

Matthew Cox, Principal
Gabe Cruz*

Bass Trombone

David Ridge, Acting Principal*

Tuba

Peter Wahrhaftig, Principal

Timpani

John Burgardt, Principal*

Percussion

David Rosenthal, Principal
Tyler Mack*

Harp

Sophie Baird Daniel, Acting Principal*

Orchestra Personnel Manager and Music Administrator

Tracy Davis

Music Librarian

Matthew Naughtin

**Season Substitute
*Extra player
*Denotes role debut in current production
‡Denotes role debut at San Francisco Ballet
†Denotes debut in current production
◊Denotes a dancer who is no longer part of the Company