San Francisco Ballet

Choreography and Costume Design
Wayne McGregor

Joel Cadbury and Paul Stoney

Set Design
Wayne McGregor and Lucy Carter

Lighting Design
Lucy Carter

Originally danced by
Maria Kochetkova, Jaime Garcia Castilla, Sarah Can Patten, Pascal Molat, Frances Chung, Carlos Quenedit, Sofiane Sylve, Vito Mazzeo, Koto Ishihara, Lonnie Weeks, Elizabeth Powell, Francisco Mungamba

Premiere date and venue
29 January 2013, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

Wayne McGregor's first commission for the San Francisco Ballet, is a fierce, driving study in movement.

To prepare the piece, McGregor and his collaborators immersed themselves in the archives of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut. Inspired by the German-American artist's austere geometrical paintings, the ballet doesn't just describe his work but invites the audience to experience it.

Images by Erik Tomasson.

Trailer for Borderlands.

2013 Season highlights from San Fransisco Ballet, featuring rehearsal footage of Wayne McGregor and Borderlands.