April 2, 2024 - April 13, 2024    
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


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

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Immerse Yourself in Dance: A Season of Poetic Beauty, Daring Reimagination, and Enchanting Theatricality

Prepare to be captivated by a season of diverse and exhilarating dance experiences! Three distinct works, each offering a unique perspective on movement and storytelling, await you:

Gateway to the Sun: A Journey Through Light and Poetry

First, embark on a poetic journey with “Gateway to the Sun.” Renowned choreographer Nicolas Blanc, a former principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, returns to his creative roots. Drawing inspiration from the evocative poem by the 13th-century Sufi mystic Rumi, Blanc creates a five-movement ballet like a visual poem. Exquisite music by celebrated contemporary composer Anna Clyne for cello and orchestra paints a sonic landscape that perfectly complements the dancers’ movements.

Violin Concerto: A Reimagined Classic

Next, witness the powerful interplay between music and dance in Possokhov’s “Violin Concerto.” Originally commissioned for the San Francisco Ballet’s 90th anniversary, this piece offers a fresh and daring reinterpretation of Stravinsky’s iconic score. Steeped in classical vocabulary, the choreography showcases the dancers’ technical prowess and artistry. The piece garnered standing ovations and rave reviews during the “next@90 festival,” solidifying its place as a standout selection.

MADCAP: Delving into the Dark Side of Laughter

Prepare to be both delighted and unsettled by “MADCAP,” a crowd-pleasing masterpiece by choreographer Amy Rowe. Dubbed a “triumph” by the San Francisco Chronicle, this work showcases Rowe’s unparalleled talent for storytelling and theatrical flair. Through masterful choreography, she deconstructs the very essence of a clown, revealing both the humor and the unsettling underbelly of this iconic character. Composer Mikael Håström’s eerie and captivating score, reminiscent of a dark carnival, further transports the audience into Rowe’s world, where the laughter stops when the circus lights dim.

A Season for Every Dance Enthusiast

Whether you’re a seasoned dance aficionado or new to the art form, this season offers something for everyone. “Gateway to the Sun” promises a poetic exploration of light and movement, while “Violin Concerto” presents a thrilling reimagining of a classic composition. Finally, “MADCAP” takes you on a captivating journey through laughter and the unexpected. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the power and beauty of dance in its most diverse forms!

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