Trailers & Excerpts

Trailers & Excerpts

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  • 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...

  • From Scratch: Episode I

    How do you make a new ballet during Covid? Choreographer Myles Thatcher shares the ups and downs of creating a new work for the 2021 Season in our new series, From Scratch. In this first episode, Thatcher (also a SF Ballet Soloist) works on choreography alone in the studio, consults with costume ...

  • Danielle Rowe on Wooden Dimes

    “It’s always been my aim as a choreographer to immerse the audience,” says choreographer Danielle Rowe, whose world premiere Wooden Dimes is part of SF Ballet’s 2021 Digital Season. “The opportunity to make a film only makes that more possible—to completely immerse the audience so they can feel l...

  • 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 ...

  • Helgi Tomasson on the Return to the Studios and Creating a New Work

    Excerpt of new work premieres on the SF Ballet 2021 Virtual Benefit on January 14, 2021.