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Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
949-854-4607
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Swift, calm, great and small…oh so many feet set off in motion! Known for its pioneering spirit, Saint Joseph Ballet commissions renowned yet daring choreographers to create new and original work for a cast of 160 dancers and alumnae.  Together they mix courage with skill revealing the inevitable beauty of being human.

Join Saint Joseph Ballet for its 24th annual concert at Irvine Barclay Theatre and revel in the generations that Saint Joseph Ballet moves forward.

Celebrating 25 years as a choreographer, Sally Silvers premieres Ruptable, her first work commissioned by Saint Joseph Ballet.  In this piece, the performers navigate their quirky, off-kilter moves with tenderness, intensity, and humor to help all of us question: what is normal, what is out of control, what is worth holding onto?  By excavating the twists and tensions of personal and cultural discovery, Ruptable stages their interruptions, eruptions, corruptions, ruptures. Or lets them loose.  

_Living with Murky _was sparked by Rios Glaser’s current interest in being comfortable in states of fluidity—where complexity, unanswered questions and subtexts, can exist without resolve.  A collaboration with lighting designer Ben Tusher, this piece includes a cast of 60 dancers who span in age from 10-32. From this open and sometimes muddled place the insight on the exquisite necessity for difference becomes apparent. 

Nami Yamamoto returns with a re-staging of _a howling flower bloomed in my eye.  _Moving, searching and relentless, this piece is a poignant study in determination and constancy.  Yamamoto offers us the rare chance to admire these young dancers as they deliver a performance requiring the maturity of an ancient soul.