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

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Welcome to San Francisco Ballet!

We’re thrilled you’re taking a friend’s recommendation to explore our upcoming season—and their subscriber discount. Experience for yourself how SF Ballet can bring inspiration to your life, and save 15% on tickets to any of our triple-bill programs (three short ballets in one performance). You’ll also save 15% on purchases at The Shop at SF Ballet at the Opera House—just show your ticket stub to the cashier before your purchase.

Enter promo code TASTE when ordering online. Scroll down for a list of eligible triple-bill programs.

Offer expires March 1, 2020. Discount cannot be combined with other offers or applied to previously purchased tickets.

2 / Classical (Re)vision

February 11–22

BESPOKE

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Stanton Welch

This poignant, neoclassical ensemble work was inspired by the transience of dancers’ careers, and pays homage to their love for, and commitment to the art form.


HUMMINGBIRD

Composer: Philip Glass
Choreographer: Liam Scarlett

This 2014 tour de force showcases the creator of Frankenstein’s non-narrative passion and innovative extension of classical ballet style.


SANDPAPER BALLET

Composer: Leroy Anderson
Choreographer: Mark Morris

Not performed in over 10 years, this full-scale, joyous romp of a ballet returns, set to the nostalgic Americana tunes of Leroy Anderson.

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3 / Dance Innovations

February 13–23

THE INFINITE OCEAN

Composer: Oliver Davis
Choreographer: Edwaard Liang

Visually stunning and emotionally stirring, The Infinite Ocean is a heartfelt, spiritual contemplation of passage beyond the physical realm.


THE BIG HUNGER world premiere

Choreographer: Trey McIntyre

Trey McIntyre, acclaimed choreographer and creator of Unbound festival’s Your Flesh Shall Be A Great Poem, creates an all-new work for the Company.


ETUDES

Composer: Knudåge Riisager after Carl Czerny
Choreographer: Harald Lander

Forty dancers take the stage for an impressive black and white extravaganza of classical virtuosity.

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5 / Ballet Accelerator

March 24–April 4

7 FOR EIGHT

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

A poetic neoclassical work set for eight dancers, ranging from sensual adagio to exuberant allegro, and everything in between.


CATHY MARSTON WORLD PREMIERE

Choreographer: Cathy Marston

Featured in SF Ballet’s 2018 Unbound festival, master storyteller Cathy Marston returns to create her second all-new work for the Company.


ANIMA ANIMUS

Composer: Ezio Bosso
Choreographer: David Dawson

One of the most acclaimed works from 2018’s Unbound Festival, this ballet pulsates with physical, emotional virtuosity—stretching human movement to the extreme.

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6 / Present Perspectives

March 26–April 5

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov

Yuri Possokhov’s vivacious Classical Symphony, a joyous blend of classical and contemporary movement, is as exuberant in mood as it is fiendishly quick and challenging for the dancers.


APPASSIONATA

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Choreographer: Benjamin Millepied

Three couples explore a full spectrum of relationship dynamics–from fiery and tumultuous to tender and intimate.


THE SEASONS — SAN FRANCISCO BALLET PREMIERE

Composer: Alexander Glazunov
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky

Co-commissioned with American Ballet Theatre, this anticipated premiere will be the seventh work by celebrated choreographer Alexei Ratmansky to join the SF Ballet repertoire.

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7 / Jewels

April 15–21

Composers: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: George Balanchine

One of Balanchine’s most elegant masterpieces returns! Emeralds captures French ballet’s romantic era, followed by Rubies, which conveys a jazzy American spirit. The ballet’s glittering crescendo Diamonds serves up a celebratory finale in grand, imperial Russian style.

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