April 4, 2024 - April 14, 2024    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin St, San Francisco, California, 94102

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Unveiling Passion and Resilience: A Dance Exploration of Two Iconic Women

Prepare to be swept away by a captivating double bill showcasing the strength and resilience of two extraordinary women: Carmen and Frida Kahlo.

Carmen: A Reimagining of a Fiercely Independent Spirit

First, experience the world premiere of “Carmen,” a groundbreaking new interpretation by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Arielle Smith. Step into the story of Carmen, a woman who refuses to be confined by societal expectations. Fiercely independent and yearning for true love, Carmen navigates a world that often seeks to control her.

Smith, renowned for her innovative approach that seamlessly blends dance, theater, and film, promises a fresh and captivating take on this timeless tale. A powerful score by Grammy Award-winning composer Arturo O’Farrill further ignites the passion and drama of Carmen’s journey.

Broken Wings: A Journey into the Vibrant World of Frida Kahlo

Following this electrifying premiere, journey into the vibrant world of Frida Kahlo in the San Francisco Ballet premiere of “Broken Wings.” This critically acclaimed mini-masterpiece, choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, delves into the life and art of the iconic Mexican painter.

Ochoa’s choreography acts as a portal, transporting the audience into the very essence of Kahlo’s paintings. Through mesmerizing movement and captivating visuals, you’ll experience the artist’s vibrant spirit, unwavering strength, and the challenges she faced.

A Double Bill Not to Be Missed

This double bill offers a unique opportunity to witness two powerful female stories unfold through the captivating medium of dance. “Carmen” ignites the stage with fire and passion, while “Broken Wings” offers a poignant exploration of resilience and artistic expression.

Don’t miss this chance to be inspired by these captivating portrayals of strength and resilience. Witness the power of dance to bring iconic women and their stories to life in a way that is both exhilarating and deeply moving.

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