Program 7

The Fifth Season
Suite en Blanc

APRIL 29-MAY 10, 2014

Program 7: Triple-Bill

Total running time: 2 hours 25 minutes, two intermissions

As “the most forward-looking American ballet company on the continent” (Contra Costa Times), SF Ballet is delighted to present the world premiere of Hummingbird by Liam Scarlett, who, at only 26, was recently appointed artist-in-residence at The Royal Ballet. Scarlett’s highly inventive works, which have stunned audiences and critics, are currently in the repertories of The Royal Ballet and Miami City Ballet. The program also includes the return of Helgi Tomasson’s masterful The Fifth Season and Serge Lifar’s elegant Suite en Blanc, a brilliant showcase of French neoclassicism featuring “a parade of stunning individual and Hollywood-big corps performances” (San Jose Mercury News).


View the available principal casting for Program 7 on our blog.

Performance Dates

Tuesday, April 29, 8pm
Wednesday, April 30, 7:30pm
Friday, May 2, 8pm
Sunday, May 4, 2pm
Thursday, May 8, 8pm
Saturday, May 10, 2pm
Saturday, May 10, 8pm

Have you ever wondered how the choreography, style, and nuance of a ballet was passed down from generation to generation before film and video? In our latest installment of Instant Expert, learn about Suite en Blanc and the role of the répétiteur in ballet history.



The 2006 world premiere of The Fifth Season was made possible in part by The Herbert Family and the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund of the San Francisco Ballet Endowment Foundation.

The Fifth Season
Composer: Karl Jenkins
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Suite en Blanc
Composer: Edouard Lalo
Choreographer: Serge Lifar

Choreographer: Liam Scarlett

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