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San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Caprice // © Erik Tomasson

PROGRAM 2

PROGRAM 2

CAPRICE • IN THE NIGHT • BLAKE WORKS I

William Forsythe’s joyous “love letter to ballet” (New York Times), set to the ballads of James Blake, debuts on the west coast alongside Jerome Robbins’ moody, romantic In the Night and Helgi Tomasson’s lyrical, graceful Caprice.

Feb 3–13, 2022

Caprice

Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns

Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

In The Night

Composer: Frédéric Chopin

Choreographer: Jerome Robbins

Blake Works I (West Coast Premiere)

Composer: James Blake

Choreographer: William Forsythe

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BEHIND THE SCENES


Caprice

Scenic Design: Alexander V. Nichols
Costume Design: Holly Hynes
Lighting Design: Christopher Dennis

World Premiere: April 4, 2014—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Symphony No. 2 in A minor, Op. 55 & Adagio from Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78. Costumes constructed by Cygnet Studios, New York, New York. Scenic construction and painting by San Francisco Ballet Carpentry and Scenic Departments.

The 2014 world premiere of Caprice was made possible by Lead Sponsors Gaia Fund, and Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis, with additional support from the TeRoller Fund for New Productions of the SF Ballet Endowment Foundation.

In the Night

Staged by: Anita Paciotti
Costume Design: Anthony Dowell
Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton

World Premiere: January 29, 1970—New York City Ballet, New York State Theater; New York, New York

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: April 2, 1985—War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Nocturnes Op. 27, No. 1; Op. 55, No.1 & 2; Op. 9, No. 2. Jerome Robbins’ In the Night is performed by permission of The Robbins Rights Trust. Costumes constructed by Christopher Read and Ruth Bartel, and by Sandra Woodall Costumes, San Francisco, California.

Blake Works I (SF Ballet Premiere)

Staged by: Ayman Harper
Costume Design: Dorothee Merg and William Forsythe
Lighting Design: Tanja Ruehl and William Forsythe

World Premiere: July 4, 2016–Paris Opera Ballet, Palais Garnier; Paris, France

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: February 3, 2022—War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Songs from The Colour in Anything: "I Need a Forest Fire", “Put That Away and Talk to Me”, “The Colour in Anything”, “I Hope My Life (1-800 Mix)”, “Two Men Down”, “Waves Know Shores”, and "f.o.r.e.v.e.r.".