Collaboration with local artists is a large part of Artistic Director Javier Velasco’s vision for the San Diego Ballet. No where is that more evident than in its commitment to the creation of new work. By commissioning musical scores from internationally acclaimed musical figures (who also call San Diego their home), the San Diego Ballet hopes to not just enrich our local arts scene, but to make our local community aware of the excellence and artist that we can call our own.
Among the more than 100 pieces that have been choreographed by Velasco, here is a list of those commissioned pieces, including the year they were first presented.
|1995||Liana’s Song||David Burge|
|1996||24 Preludes||David Burge|
|1996||Luna Lunera||David Burge|
|1998||Moku (Island)||David Burge|
|1998||Dances of Love and Laughter||David Burge|
|2001||1,000 Paper Cranes||David Burge|
|2002||When Love Prevails||David Burge|
|2003||Rainbows: A Ragtime Ballet||David Burge|
|2016||Sweet Synergy Suite||Charles McPherson|
|2017||Reflection and Hope||Charles McPherson|
|2018||Por Los Muertos||Gilbert Castellanos|
|2019||Song of Songs||Charles McPherson|
Due to the high volume of requests, the San Diego Ballet does not accept unsolicited proposals for future ballets or musical scores.