Program 5

Shostakovich Trilogy

APRIL 2-APRIL 13, 2014

Total running time: 2 hours, two intermissions

Co-production with American Ballet Theatre

Reviews are in— Shostakovich Trilogy is a hit! The San Francisco Chronicle calls Shostakovich Trilogy "A masterpiece… Simply one of the company's most satisfying nights in years." Read the full review.

The work of two revolutionary artists comes together in Shostakovich Trilogy, a groundbreaking, intensely personal tribute to composer Dmitri Shostakovich by American Ballet Theatre Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky.

Shostakovich Trilogy explores Ratmansky’s complex relationship with his native country through powerful music, athletic choreography, and thought-provoking scenic design by George Tsypin (director of the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony). Experience the strikingly individual music of Shostakovich and inspiring choreography by one of the world’s leading dance makers in Shostakovich Trilogy, a spellbinding tribute to one of Russia’s greatest composers.

View the available principal casting for Shostakovich Trilogy on our blog.

Performance Dates
Wednesday, April 2, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 3, 8pm
Saturday, April 5, 2pm
Saturday, April 5, 8pm
Tuesday, April 8, 8pm
Friday, April 11, 8pm
Sunday, April 13, 2pm


In our latest installment of Instant Expert, we explore the life and work of Dmitri Shostakovich. Make the most of your performance experience at SF Ballet with this quick lesson on one of Russia’s most celebrated composers.



The 2014 San Francisco Ballet premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy is made possible by New Productions Fund Lead Sponsors Mrs. Jeannik Méquet Littlefield, and Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis; Major Sponsors Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation, and Larry and Joyce Stupski; and Sponsors Richard C. Barker, Christine H. Russell Fund of the Columbia Foundation, Suzy Kellems Dominik, Stephanie Barlage Ejabat, Gaia Fund, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Cecilia and Jim Herbert, Alison and Michael Mauzé, and Diane B. Wilsey.

Additional support is provided by Major Sponsors Richard C. Barker, Elizabeth Pang Fullerton and Richard Fullerton, Shelby and Frederick Gans, Randee and Joseph Seiger; and Sponsors Rosemary B. Baker, David and Vicki Cox, Alison and Michael Mauzé, and Judy C. Swanson.

Koret Foundation is the 2014 Repertory Season Full Length Ballets Sponsor.


Three Part San Francisco Premiere, Co-production with ABT
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky


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