Total running time: 1 hour 57 minutes, one intermission
Tradition meets modernity in this program featuring a signature work by a legendary American and a contemporary work by a young British newcomer. Dances at a Gathering is one of Jerome Robbins’ most iconic works: a sophisticated suite for ten dancers, set to solo piano music by Frédéric Chopin. The second half of the program features the return of Hummingbird by Liam Scarlett, which made its debut during the 2014 Repertory Season. At age 27, Scarlett is one of the world’s most promising young choreographers; he currently serves as artist in residence at The Royal Ballet, a position created specifically for him.
Thursday, February 26, 8pm
Saturday, February 28, 2pm
Saturday, February 28, 8pm
Tuesday, March 3, 8pm
Wednesday, March 4, 7:30pm
Friday, March 6, 8pm
Sunday, March 8, 2pm
View available casting.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6pm
War Memorial Opera House – North Carriage Entrance
SF Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choregrapher Helgi Tomasson and dance educator Mary Wood examine Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering and how this ballet played a pivotal role in his career.
Free and open to the public.
Friday, March 6, 2015, 7pm
Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1pm
Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance
These informative talks feature artists and choreographers in conversation with a moderator. Interviews are 30 minutes and take place on the Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance.
Open to all ticket holders.
The 2014 world premiere of Hummingbird was made possible by Lead Sponsor Yurie and Carl Pascarella.