Joffrey Ballet: Three Pieces Set to Beach Boys, Prince, and Classical Music
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The thoroughly modern and brilliantly daring Post:Ballet presents its fifth season program -- Five High -- at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Lam Research Theater. This innovative evening of dance features the premiere of the new work ourevolution along with two critically acclaimed collaborations: 2013's field the present shifts and 2012's Mine is Yours. Set to a mesmerizing score by composer Nils Frahm, ourevolution brings together choreographer/director Robert Dekkers and San Francisco-based painter Enrique Quintero in a work that explores technology's ability to facilitate meaningful conversation between individuals and communities. Back by popular demand is field the present shifts, a collaborative project that features architects Robby Gilson and Catherine Caldwell, and 'Mine is Yours,' with composer Daniel Berkman, vocalist Artemis and costume designer Susan Roemer. Learn More
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The pieces were really old and even though I hadn't seen them before, the longest Twyla Tharp piece seemed dated. The juxtaposition between classic ballet and more free form modern dance didn't seem so shocking after so many dance companies have...continued
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“It’s Joffrey’s destiny to dance for the ages” —Chicago Tribune
- Tharp’s “Deuce Coupe,” set to music by the Beach Boys
- Dean’s “Sometimes It Snows in April” from Billboards, set to music by Prince
- Joffrey’s “Pas des Déesses,” set to a solo piano work by John Field, performed live by Paul Lewis
Celebrating 50 years of peerless dance making—that first tour was conducted from a station wagon and a U-Haul trailer!—the Joffrey Ballet continues to astonish world audiences with its unique blend of brilliant technique and the quintessential American spirit. The Berkeley program features Twyla Tharp’s “Deuce Coupe” (1973), the choreographer’s carefree classic about teenagers at play, set to the music of the Beach Boys; Laura Dean’s “Sometimes It Snows in April,” from Gerald Arpino’s 1993 production of _Billboards, _set to the classic song by Prince; and Robert Joffrey’s demure and witty “Pas des Déesses,” which was featured in that first company season a half century ago.
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