Program 2

From Foreign Lands



Program 2: Triple-Bill

Total running time: 2 hours 8 minutes, two intermissions

SF Ballet is pleased to present Tears, a world premiere work by Val Caniparoli. While he has created works for more than 40 dance companies around the world, Caniparoli is most closely associated with SF Ballet, where he has made his artistic home since 1973. The program also includes two critically acclaimed works from last season—both named to San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Ten Dance of 2013: Alexei Ratmansky's joyous trip around the globe, From Foreign Lands, and Wayne McGregor's arresting Borderlands, a fierce, driving study in movement inspired by the work of 20th-century visual artist Josef Albers.

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Performance Dates
Tuesday, February 18, 8pm
Wednesday, February 19, 7:30pm
Friday, February 21, 8pm
Sunday, February 23, 2pm
Thursday, February 27, 8pm
Saturday, March 1, 2pm
Saturday, March 1, 8pm


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The 2013 world premiere of From Foreign Lands was made possible by support from the Byron R. Meyer Choreographers Fund of the San Francisco Ballet Endowment Foundation.

The 2013 world premiere of Borderlands was made possible by Lead Sponsors Gaia Fund, Shelby and Frederick Gans, and Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis.


Composer: Steve Reich
Choreographer: Val Caniparoli

From Foreign Lands
Composer: Moritz Moszkowski
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky

Composer: Joel Cadbury and Paul Stoney
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor


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