“Commissioned by Helen Kim and Sam Adams, ‘Cradle Dance’ was a gift to my friends Matt and Laura on the occasion of the birth of their son, Nye in the summer of 2020. It’s inspired, in part, by the doubles found in the baroque dance suite which typically serve as a single variation on a theme. Though this piece was composed as an isolated movement (perhaps a subconscious manifestation of our reality over this past year), I initially saw it as part of an imaginary dance suite. I now see it as part of an actual dance suite made possible by the numerous other artists who have contributed to Playing Changes.” —Elizabeth Ogonek
Caitlin Hicks, dancer
Helen Kim, violin
Ben Tarquin, cinematography & editing
Robert Dekkers, choreography, in collaboration with Post:ballet dance artists
Samuel Adams, audio recording, editing, & sound design
Christian Squires, costume design
Christopher Dunn, costume construction
Travis Andrews, mastering & audio consulting
Playing Changes was filmed in compliance with local and state COVID guidelines. Performers appearing closer than 6 feet were members of the same COVID container throughout rehearsals and at the time of filming.
Playing Changes is produced with generous support from Emre Ozdemir.
San Francisco Symphony’s presentation of Playing Changes is generously sponsored by Sakurako and William Fisher.
Free content on SFSymphony+ is presented in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission.