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San Francisco Ballet’s Spring and Summer Showcase

As the vibrant hues of spring bloom and the warmth of summer approaches, San Francisco Ballet invites enthusiasts of the arts to immerse themselves in a world of enchantment with its captivating lineup of performances.

Renowned for its artistic excellence and innovation, San Francisco Ballet has promised a season brimming with elegance, creativity and timeless beauty reflected in Artistic Director Tamara Rojo’s debut season, Passion Without Boundaries.

“The ascent of the dancer is heroic, challenging and marked by dedication, passion and a love of the art. The time they spend at the top is beautiful but fleeting. Every step represents thousands of hours of work, but the earthly becomes divine, the dancer becomes extraordinary and the audience gets carried away,”  Rojo says.

Now running through the second week of April is the next@90 performances of: Gateway to the Sun, in which former San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Nicolas Blanc returned to the studios to create this poetic and moving ballet; Violin Concerto, originally commissioned and created for the ballet’s 90th anniversary, in which Possokhov’s Violin Concerto reimagines Stravinsky’s celebrated score with a fresh and bold interpretations; and MADCAP, featuring Rowe’s love of storytelling and theatrics as she masterfully dissects the anatomy of a clown.

san francisco ballet dos mujeres
Broken Wings

The two-act Dos Mujeres, running through April 14, features the world premiere of Carmen, in which Cuban-born choreographer Arielle Smith guides us into the story of Carmen, a strong and feisty woman who craves love and independence without the traps of obsession or jealousy, as well as the San Francisco Ballet premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Broken Wings, the colorful and creative world of Frida Kahlo.

To cap off a full season, San Francisco Ballet offers a limited run of encore performances of Mere Mortals, an immersive sensory experience where music and dance converge in a singular environment of mesmerizing light and visuals, from April 18 to April 24.

As the sun sets on the season, the ballet concludes with a spectacular grand finale, featuring a dazzling showcase of ballet’s greatest hits. The season will officially end with an encore of Swan Lake, from April 30 to May 5.

In addition to its mainstage productions, San Francisco Ballet offers a myriad of special events and initiatives designed to engage and enrich the community. From pre-performance talks and workshops to outreach programs for underserved youth, the ballet is committed to fostering a love of dance and ensuring that the transformative power of the arts is accessible to all.

For tickets and more information, visit

War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102

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