San Francisco Ballet - War Memorial Opera House

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Choreography Mark Morris
Music John Adams - Son of Chamber Symphony
Costume Design Isaac Mizrahi
Lighting Design James F. Ingalls
Number of Dancers 8
Runtime 25 minutes


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.

Press Quotes

  • "A work of rushing, bounding, swooping flight."
    The Washington Post