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PROGRAM 4

PROGRAM 4

LA SYLPHIDE • THE SEASONS

The West Coast premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Seasons, which reimagines a lost ballet by Marius Petipa with fiendishly challenging choreography and creative characters, follows Bournonville’s Romantic-era fairytale classic La Sylphide in a program built for ballet lovers.

Photo: Luciana Paris and Aran Bell in The Seasons. Photo by Marty Sohl, American Ballet Theatre

Mar 15–20, 2022

La Sylphide

Composer: Herman Løvenskiold

Choreographer: August Bournonville

The Seasons (SF Ballet Premiere)

Composer: Alexander Glazunov

Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky

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BEHIND THE SCENES


La Sylphide

A Ballet in Two Acts

Production Directed by: Helgi Tomasson
Staged by: Helgi Tomasson with Anita Paciotti and Katita Waldo
Additional Coaching by: Ulrik Birkkjaer
Scenic and Costume Design: Jose Varona
Lighting Design: Sara Linnie Slocum

World Premiere: November 28, 1836—Royal Danish Ballet; Copenhagen, Denmark

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: October 25, 1987—Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall; Honolulu, Hawaii

Music: La Sylphide. Costumes constructed by Dallas Ballet Costume Department, Dallas, Texas. Additional costumes constructed by San Francisco Ballet Wardrobe Department.

The Seasons (SF Ballet Premiere)

Staged by: Nancy Raffa
Costume Design: Robert Perdziola
Costume Design Assistant: Caitlin Rain
Lighting Design: Mark Stanley

World Premiere: May 20, 2019—American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera House; New York, New York

San Francisco Ballet Premiere: March 15, 2022—War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

The Seasons is a co-production with American Ballet Theatre.

Music: The Seasons, Op. 67. Costumes constructed by Colin Davis Jones Studios, New York, NY; Euro Co Costumes, New York, NY; Krostyne Studio, Pittsburg, PA; Tricorne, Inc., New York, NY. Millinery by Lynne Mackey Studio, New York, NY; Rodney Gordon, Inc., New York, NY. Fabric Printing and Dyeing by Dyenamix Inc., New York, NY.