October 21-31, 2015

Tour to China

Yuan Yuan Tan and Luke Ingham in Scarlett's Hummingbird.
Yuan Yuan Tan and Luke Ingham in Scarlett's Hummingbird. (© Erik Tomasson)

This fall San Francisco Ballet will go on a two-city tour to the People’s Republic of China. The tour will include engagements in Beijing and Shanghai from October 21-31, for a total of six performances. The tour marks the second visit by SF Ballet to China; the Company first performed there in 2009. SF Ballet will present three programs on tour, including SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s full-length production of Giselle and two mixed-repertory programs featuring a range of acclaimed works by George Balanchine, Hans van Manen, SF Ballet Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov, Jerome Robbins, Liam Scarlett, Helgi Tomasson, and Christopher Wheeldon.

SF Ballet performs a diverse and wide-ranging repertory around the world as a part of our mission to share the joy of dance with the widest possible audience. Some of our previous engagements have included the famed Opéra de Paris-Palais Garnier in Paris; London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden; The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C; and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

Information & Tickets

Oct 21-24, 2015
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing
Information & Tickets

As a sponsor of the tour, the St. Regis Beijing is offering a special package including accommodations and a Midnight Supper with Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson. Find out more.

Oct 30-31, 2015
Shanghai Culture Square, Shanghai
Part of the Shanghai International Arts Festival
Information & Tickets (Google Translate)

Can't make it to China?

From October 14-31 visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to follow along with the Company as they share their photos and experiences of performing in Shanghai and Beijing.


San Francisco Ballet gratefully acknowledges the following supporters
of the 2015 China Tour:
  • Lead Sponsors
    GSR Logo   IDG Logo
  • Major Sponsors
    Richard C. Barker
    Fang and Gary Bridge
  • Sponsors
    Dr. Nancy Chang
    China Guangfa Bank
    Olivia Hsu Decker
    FICO China
    Elizabeth Pang Fullerton
    Soul Htite
    Keywise Capital
    St. Regis Beijing
    Miles Archer Woodlief

The following funds of the San Francisco Ballet Endowment Foundation provide permanent support for touring by San Francisco Ballet: Lead Underwriters Osher Touring Fund,
G. William Jewell Touring Fund, The Hellman Family Touring Fund; Major Underwriters Frannie and Mort Fleishhacker Touring Fund, Stephen and Margaret Gill Family Foundation Touring Fund, Teri and Andy Goodman Touring Fund, Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Touring Fund, Bob Ross Foundation Touring Fund, Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Touring Fund; Underwriters Davidson Bidwell-Waite and Edwin A. Waite Touring Fund, Glenn McCoy Touring Fund, Phyllis W. Nelson Touring Fund, Anne and Michelle Shonk Touring Fund.