Program 5 | March 14-19, 2023
War Memorial Opera House
- 7 for Eight by Helgi Tomasson
- COLORFORMS by Myles Thatcher
- Blake Works I by William Forsythe
The season’s mixed repertory program opens with Helgi Tomasson’s 7 for Eight from 2004, a series of elegant solo and ensemble numbers for eight dancers and set to portions of four of Bach’s keyboard concertos. 7 for Eight includes black-on-black costume designs by Sandra Woodall and lighting designs by David Finn.
The program will also feature the stage debut of Myles Thatcher’s COLORFORMS, a new work the choreographer began developing for the Company in spring 2020, which premiered as a dance film in SF Ballet’s 2021 Digital Season, set at SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Gardens, and Golden Gate Park. Now, Thatcher’s vibrant reflection on joy and connection set to Steve Reich’s Variations for Vibes, Pianos, and Strings will come to life on the stage.
Forsythe’s Blake Works I is set to seven songs from James Blake’s album The Colour in Anything. Forsythe – one of ballet’s most innovative creators – crafts a living love letter to the artform with complex, kaleidoscopic movements that riff off the classic ballet vocabulary.