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SF BALLET @ HOME

SF BALLET @ HOME

SHELTER-IN-PLACE WITH SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

SF Ballet @ Home is made possible through the generosity it has received from the community through the Critical Relief Fund. The recordings are produced under agreements with the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Federation of Musicians, and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

Dance of dreams

World Premiere August 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

Click here to watch An Introduction with Helgi Tomasson and Benjamin Millepied.

DANCE OF DREAMS

Director: Benjamin Millepied
Composer: Bernard Herrmann
Choreographers: Justin Peck, Dwight Rhoden, Janie Taylor, Christopher Wheeldon

CASTING

Joseph Walsh

Ellen Rose Hummel, Daniel Deivison-Oliveira

Frances Chung

Madison Keesler, Benjamin Freemantle

aBOUT DANCE OF DREAMS

Dance of Dreams is a moment of dancing, a moment of reconnecting dancers to the City and the thing they love most.”—Benjamin Millepied, Director

San Francisco Ballet is pleased to announce Dance of Dreams, a new dance film directed by Benjamin Millepied, featuring San Francisco Ballet dancers performing choreography by Justin Peck, Dwight Rhoden, Janie Taylor, and Christopher Wheeldon, all of whom donated their time to the project. Dance of Dreams is also available on YouTube, Facebook, and IGTV.

Commissioned by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson and created during shelter-in-place in adherence to local health and safety protocols, this work was filmed at iconic San Francisco locations including the Palace of Fine Arts and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The new six-minute film is set to “Scène d’Amour” by Bernard Herrmann from Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco-based film Vertigo. SF Ballet Orchestra Music Director Martin West mixed and mastered the iconic love scene music for the new film, incorporating more than 150 tracks recorded remotely by more than 60 musicians from the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.

Social distancing rules were observed during the filming process, and the pas de deux are danced by dancers who have been sheltered in place together.

Read more about the project

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Credits

Music: Vertigo Suite: III. Scéne d’Amour from the feature film Vertigo. Written by Bernard Herrmann and published by Sony/ATV Harmony. Recorded individually by members of San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and compiled, edited, and mastered by Martin West.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Robert Caruso, Executive Producer
Brian Benson, Producer
Jesus Peña, Production Manager
Joe Lindsay, Director of Photography
Luke Lasley, 1st Assistant Camera
Will Dauel, 2nd Assistant Camera
Tej Virdi, Gaffer
Jon Harrison, Production Assistant
Peter Williams, MoHo Driver
Chris Seguine, Editor
Videofax, Camera Equipment
Steelhip Lighting and Grip, Lighting and Grip Equipment

Special thanks to:
American Guild of Musical Artists
American Federation of Musicians
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department
San Francisco Art Institute

SF Ballet @ Home is made possible through the support of generous donors. The recordings are produced under agreements with the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Federation of Musicians, and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.