Venue Details

Sean
Thirsty Bear is one block from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts & worked well for a pre-show dinner.
Smuin Ballet: XXcentric dining May 16 2014 star this tip starred
Andrea Laudate
The weather was casual. I wore dress pants and top--leather shoes, jewelry and a cute little purse.
Smuin Ballet: XXcentric dress May 12 2014 star this tip starred

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Linda
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5 reviews
18 stars
attended Feb 16 2014

Some interesting moments in choreography, but mostly lacking in verve. Very intriguing performance of 9 people lined up three to a row, one behind the other, exchanging (how many?) balls in different robotic arm movement configurations. But there...continued

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Website

http://companycballet.org/

Quotes & Highlights

This show also runs at the Lesher Center for the Arts.

Description

Susan Jaffe 

Weather One (World Premiere) 

Former American Ballet Theater star Susan Jaffe takes exhilarating classical technique beyond its boundaries with a world premiere set to the music of Weather One, one of the first movements of a string sextet by Michael Gordon that was inspired by the chaotic scheme of weather patterns. Made possible in part by a generous grant from the Diablo Regional Arts Association. 

Charles Moulton 

Nine Person Precision Ball Passing 

Part dance and part living puzzle, Nine Person Precision Ball Passing is a taut and riveting exploration of the finer points of movement. 

Yuri Zhukov 

__Railroad Joint 

__Zhukov’s Railroad Joint was a hit of Company C’s 2013 Gala performance, and this expanded version will now take its place on the main stage. The superbly athletic dancing is set to a trance-like score that combines electronic music with train sounds. 

Charles Anderson 

__Boléro 

__An audience favorite in 2013, Anderson’s signature movement essay to Ravel’s iconic score completes the program. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Company C Contemporary Ballet

Beauty, passion, wit, and drama converge in the stunning performances of California's Company C Contemporary Ballet. Outstanding contemporary choreography is the hallmark of the Company, which is led by founder and Artistic Director Charles Anderson, a former member of the New York City Ballet. The thirteen-member ensemble of classically trained dancers presents a diverse repertoire of contemporary choreography which is moving, provocative, sensual, and entertaining. The repertoire includes works by some of the most accomplished contemporary choreographers of our times, including Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Antony Tudor, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, David Parsons, and Michael Smuin, among others.