“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 and Tiit Helimets, unfolds in a pool of light. “I started with an adagio because I felt it immediately set the stage for what Bach is all about,” explains Tomasson.
7 for Eight is part of SF Ballet’s 2021 Season.