Program 7

The Four Temperaments

APRIL 10-APRIL 21, 2015
Program 7: Triple Bill

Total running time: 2 hours 27 minutes, two intermissions

Don’t miss the return of Helgi Tomasson’s newest work for the Company, Caprice, an energetic yet elegant ballet hailed by San Francisco Classical Voice as “an expansive neoclassic piece…with inverted lifts and catches that inspired gasps from the audience.” The program continues with a world premiere of Swimmer by Yuri Possokhov, SF Ballet’s choreographer in residence. The program concludes with one of George Balanchine’s most iconic works: The Four Temperaments, a large-scale “sublime study of beauty, spiritual longing and poise.” (San Jose Mercury News)

Performance Dates

Friday, April 10, 8pm
Sunday, April 12, 2pm
Wednesday, April 15, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 16, 8pm
Saturday, April 18, 2pm
Saturday, April 18, 8pm
Tuesday, April 21, 8pm


Pointes of View Lecture

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6pm
War Memorial Opera House – North Carriage Entrance

Dance educator Mary Wood examines the premiere of Resident Choreographer Yuri Possokov’s new work for San Francisco Ballet with Possokov and the ballet’s Composer Shinji Eshima.

Free and open to the public.

Meet the Artist Interviews

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7pm
Sunday, April 12, 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.

Seeing Ballet

Saturday April 18, 2015, 5:30–6:30pm
Dollar Board Room, 455 Franklin Street

Do you love ballet, but want to understand and more deeply appreciate specific works in the SF Ballet repertory? Then join us for our newest educational program, Seeing Ballet!

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The 2014 world premiere of Caprice was made possible by Lead Sponsors Gaia Fund, and Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis, with additional support from the TeRoller Fund for New Productions of the San Francisco Ballet Endowment Foundation.

Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

The Four Temperaments
Choreographer: George Balanchine

Choreographer:Yuri Possokhov

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San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker. (© Erik Tomasson)

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