Ballet Sun Valley Announces Program Details for San Francisco Ballet's Summer Performance at the Sun Valley Pavilion July 5 & 7, 2019

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Ballet Sun Valley presents San Francisco Ballet (Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director) for two performances at the Sun Valley Pavilion

“Watching the San Francisco Ballet has a palpable, uplifting payoff. You may leave, as I did, feeling a whole lot better about the human race.” – The Washington Post

Ballet Sun Valley announces today the program details for San Francisco Ballet’s performances on July 5th and 7th in the iconic Sun Valley Pavilion. The Company will bring 38 dancers and two entirely different programs that include dances that span the spectrum of ballet, and include three highly acclaimed ballets from the Company's 2018 Unbound Festival of New Works.

The first evening, entitled Program A, will be a collection of seven pieces. Included in this performance will be works choreographed by Helgi Tomasson (Artistic Director, San Francisco Ballet), Victor Gsovsky, Yuri Possokhov (San Francisco Ballet Choreographer in Residence), and Danielle Rowe (formerly of Nederlands Dans Theater). The second night, Program B, will feature a mixed repertory-style performance with three longer ballets, all of which premiered last year in the Unbound Festival. Included in this program will be pieces choreographed by Trey McIntyre (former Artistic Director of Trey McIntyre Project), Justin Peck (Resident Choreographer and Artistic Advisor) and Stanton Welch (Artistic Director, Houston Ballet). The conductor of the Festival orchestra will be SF Ballet Music Director Martin West.

“We are excited to return to Sun Valley seven years after our first performance there in 2012,” said SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson. “The Sun Valley Pavilion is such a beautiful venue in one of the most natural settings in which we have ever performed. It is a perfect venue to perform in and enjoy world-class ballet. And I think the audience will be very pleased with the quality and variety of dance that we are bringing with our two programs."

Thirty-eight San Francisco Ballet dancers, from 13 countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Estonia, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, and the United States), will perform at this year’s Ballet Sun Valley.

This memorable weekend of dance will also feature an Education Program, with San Francisco Ballet dancers and San Francisco Ballet School faculty, teaching all levels of ballet to young students from around the country.

Programming Schedule

Friday, July 5th - Program A:
 
THE FIFTH SEASON
Composer:  Karl Jenkins
Choreographer:  Helgi Tomasson
 
GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE
Composer:   Daniel Auber
Choreographer:  Victor Gsovsky
 
—intermission—
 
CONCERTO GROSSO
Composer:  Francesco Geminiani, after Corelli
Choreographer:  Helgi Tomasson
 
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, ACT III, Pas de Deux

Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson, after Marius Petipa
 
UNSAID
Composer:  Ezio Bosso
Choreographer:  Danielle Rowe
 
DIVING INTO THE LILACS EXCERPT
Composer:  Boris Tchaikovsky
Choreographer:  Yuri Possokhov
 
DON QUIXOTE - ACT III, Pas de Deux
Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Choreographers: Alexander Gorsky and Marius Petipa
Staging and additional Choreography: Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov
 
Sunday, July 7th - Program B:

BESPOKE
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer:  Stanton Welch
 
—intermission—
 
YOUR FLESH SHALL BE A GREAT POEM
Composer:  Chris Garneau
Choreographer:  Trey McIntyre
 
—intermission—
 
HURRY UP, WE’RE DREAMING
Composers:  Anthony Gonzalez, Yann Gonzalez, Bradley Laner, and Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Choreographer:  Justin Peck

Please Note: Programming is subject to change.

CALENDAR LISTING
Ballet Sun Valley presents San Francisco Ballet (Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director) for two performances at the Sun Valley Pavilion

WHO:     Ballet Sun Valley, a corporate non-profit bringing international ballet to the Sun Valley, Idaho area.

WHAT:     San Francisco Ballet performing two distinct programs. Program A (July 5), will include a thirty-minute ballet, a collection of shorter dances and excerpts from classical ballets. Program B (July 7), will be a mixed repertory-style performance with three longer, contemporary works from the Company’s Unbound Festival.

WHEN:    Friday, July 5 and Sunday, July 7. All performances at 7:30 pm.

WHERE:    Sun Valley Pavilion at the Sun Valley Resort, 300 Dollar Road, Sun Valley

TICKETS:     $50-$500

For more information about the 2019 program, ticketing and sponsorship information, visit the Ballet Sun Valley website: https://balletsunvalley.com
ABOUT BALLET SUN VALLEY
Ballet Sun Valley is a corporate non-profit organization, the predecessor of which was founded in 2011 to bring international ballet to the Sun Valley, Idaho area. Its founder was a long-time member of the Board of San Francisco Ballet and part-time resident of Sun Valley. Its first festival brought San Francisco Ballet to the Pavilion. Since its inception, Ballet Sun Valley performances have featured choreography from some of the ballet world’s leading dance makers, including George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Helgi Tomasson, Christopher Wheeldon and Justin Peck. Dancers who have performed in Ballet Sun Valley festivals include dancers from San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, The Royal Ballet in London, The Paris Opera Ballet, and the Mariinsky Ballet, among others.

Ballet Sun Valley’s Education Program draws on the talents and experience of professional dancers and faculty from pre-professional ballet schools to provide free dance classes to students from around the United States.

ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO BALLET
San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has a history of making history. Founded in 1933, San Francisco Ballet staged the first full-length American productions of Coppélia (1938) and Swan Lake (1940) and, in 1944, SF Ballet launched an annual holiday tradition when the Company produced the first full-length production of Nutcracker in the US.
Led by Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer, Helgi Tomasson, SF Ballet is accompanied by its own orchestra and operates one of the country’s most prestigious schools of ballet. SF Ballet builds on its heritage by commissioning groundbreaking dance from today’s top choreographers, by uncovering new choreographic talent, and by staging modern classics and the works that make up the canon of classic ballet. The Company’s approach defines ballet in the 21st century, and it makes San Francisco Ballet the essential place to see the most adventurous dance in America.
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