Berkeley Ballet Theater + San Francisco Girls Chorus co-present
Berkeley Ballet Theater and San Francisco Girls Chorus co-present an original evening-length production, Rightfully Ours, featuring seven choreographers and composers; guest performers from Post:Ballet, Amaranth Quartet, and The Living Earth Show; and direction by SFGC Artistic Director / Conductor Valérie Sainte-Agathe and BBT Artistic Director / Choreographer Robert Dekkers.
Rightfully Ours highlights the legacy of those who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment as well as all who came before and after in the fight for equality. The work explores the complicated relationship between the progress that the 19th Amendment represented and the systematic discrimination that remains unresolved to this day.
Performed by the next generation of artists, thinkers, and society members, Rightfully Ours acknowledges the strength of the individual, the interconnectedness of the collective, and the potential every person carries to impact the world around them in meaningful ways. The program will feature the Berkeley Ballet Theater Studio Company performing new choreography by some of the West Coast’s most innovative choreographers set to contemporary choral repertoire performed by the San Francisco Girls Chorus, including two world premiere SFGC commissions by women composers, Angélica Negrón and Aviya Kopelman. The work will celebrate the progress made over the last century in voting rights and equal opportunity while examining the areas where disparities continue to exist.
The program features the following choreographers and composers:
Belong Not (World Premiere), by Aviya Kopelman
Choreographer: Chuck Wilt
Clapping Music, by Steve Reich
Choreographer: Raymond Ejiofor
Herring Run, by Carla Kihlstedt
Choreographers: Robert Dekkers & Vanessa Thiessen
Music of Spheres, by Sahba Aminikia
Choreographer: Ky Woodward-Sollesnes
New Work (World Premiere), by Angélica Negrón
Choreographers: Vanessa Thiessen & Robert Dekkers
Panda Chant, by Meredith Monk
Choreographer: Dani Rowe
Womanly Song of God, by Libby Larsen
Choreographer: Alexis Borth
When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30pm
Where: Blue Shield of California Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts