April 23, 2008

San Francisco Ballet - War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco, California United States

Commissioned by San Francisco Ballet for the 2008 New Works Festival, celebrating their 75th anniversary.

Mark Morris
John Adams - Son of Chamber Symphony
Costume Design
Isaac Mizrahi
Lighting Design
James F. Ingalls
Number of Dancers

Press Quotes

"A work of rushing, bounding, swooping flight."

- The Washington Post


Joyride, Mark Morris’ seventh ballet commission for San Francisco Ballet, was also performed in New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Costa Mesa during the Company's 2008 North American Tour. The dance is set to Son of Chamber Symphony, a commissioned score by John Adams. The dance was presented as part of San Francisco Ballet's New Works Festival, celebrating their 75th anniversary.John Adams conducted the world premiere performance.
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