James F. Ingalls makes his debut with LINES. He has designed several works for San Francisco Ballet, including John Cranko’s Onegin, Helgi Tomasson’s Silver Ladders and Nutcracker, Lila York’s El Grito (The Cry), Mark Morris’ Sylvia, Sandpaper Ballet, Maelstrom and Pacific, and ten pieces for the Company’s 75th Anniversary New Works Festival.
For the Mark Morris Dance Group Mr. Ingalls has designed this season’s Layla and Majnun as well as Romeo and Juliet, On Motifs of Shakespeare; Mozart Dances; Dido and Aeneas; The Hard Nut and L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. He designed Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary Tour, several pieces for Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance and Fluid Canvas and Split Sides for Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Other work in ballet includes The Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Alexi Ratmansky for Teatro alla Scala Ballet and American Ballet Theatre; George Balachine’s Nutcracker and Twyla Tharp’s Waiting at the Station for Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle; Onegin for National Ballet of Canada; several works for the Dutch National Ballet and Lila York’s Celts for Boston Ballet.
Mr. Ingalls’ other work in the Bay Area includes John Adams’ Dr. Atomic and The Death of Klinghoffer at San Francisco Opera; several productions at American Conservatory Theatre including Phedre, A Mother and The Invention of Love, all directed by Carey Perloff, and Once in a Lifetime and Marcus, Or the Secret of Sweet, both directed by Mark Rucker; Yellowman and How I Learned to Drive at Berkeley Repertory Theatre; and many works for Peter Sellars at CalPerformances.
Recent projects include The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Waiting for Godot, both directed by Garry Hynes for the Druid Theatre in Galway, Ireland; The Little Matchgirl for the Spoleto Festival/USA; and Oedipus Rex/Symphony of Psalms for Festival D’Aix-en-Provence, Iolanta/Persephone for Lyon Opera, and the world premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Only the Sound Remains for Dutch National Opera, all directed by Peter Sellars.