Trailers & Excerpts

Trailers & Excerpts

Trailers & Excerpts
  • 2022 Repertory Season Trailer

    We’re thrilled to announce a 2022 Season that celebrates a return to live performances as well as Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson's 37-year tenure. “In planning my final season with San Francisco Ballet, I reflected upon the many artists and works that have inspired m...

  • 2021 Digital Season: Romeo & Juliet Trailer

    May 6-26, 2021

    Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
    Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

    Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers comes to life with passionate dancing, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and stunning scenery and costume designs evoking Renaissance Italy. An emotional and poig...

  • 2021 Digital Season: Jewels Trailer

    A ballet in three parts. George Balanchine’s full-length masterpiece, inspired by displays at New York City jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels, is made up of three separate ballets—Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds. Emeralds, set to music by Fauré, is a forest green meditation in long, Romantic-style skirts...

  • 2021 Digital Season: Program 05 Trailer

    Program 05
    APRIL 22 – MAY 12, 2021

    Looking for poetry, drama, and extreme virtuoso dancing? Helgi Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, a lyrical, neoclassical work for eight dancers incorporates sensual adagio, exuberant allegro, and everything in between. Master storyteller Cathy Marston recreates Edith Wha...

  • Rowe's Wooden Dimes | Trailer

    The meteoric rise of Betty Fine—from chorus girl to vaudeville star—puts her marriage to office worker Robert Fine to the test in Danielle Rowe’s world premiere dance film Wooden Dimes. This roaring '20s, art deco-inspired film is also a love letter to a life in the theater and the backstage worl...

  • 2021 Digital Season: Program 03 Trailer

  • 2021 Digital Season: Program 02 Trailer

    Program 02 on SF Ballet's 2021 Season features Dwight Rhoden’s brilliantly physical and deeply felt LET’S BEGIN AT THE END, returning after its success at the 2018 Unbound Festival. SF Ballet Soloist and choreographer Myles Thatcher, known for his signature blend of innovative movement and social...

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream Trailer

    Adventures and misadventures, mischief and magic fill Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the first ballet of the 2021 Digital Season. In Shakespeare’s enchanted forest of whimsy, mistaken identity, and jest, fairies rule and love (eventually) reigns supreme. Set to Felix Mendelssohn's shimme...

  • 2021 Digital Season

    Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson unveils a streamed, all-digital 2021 Season that includes three world premieres by Cathy Marston, Danielle Rowe, and Myles Thatcher fully conceived for film; three story ballets including George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, w...

  • Possokhov's Swimmer | Excerpt

    Feeling on edge? Dive into the cool depths of Yuri Possokhov’s Swimmer, danced here by Joseph Walsh, for a moment of respite. Swimmer is part of SF Ballet’s 2021 Season, which will be available in its entirety online.

  • Tomasson’s 7 for Eight | Excerpt

    “George Balanchine gave me advice about choreographing: You have to love the music—that’s half the battle,” says Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, whose poetic 7 for Eight is set to Bach keyboard concertos. “Bach is timeless.”

    The opening pas de deux of 7 for Eight, danced here by Yuan Yuan Tan ...