Paul Taylor Dance Company: Premieres and Classics at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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One of the most popular comic operas of all time, The Pirates of Penzance spins a hilarious tale of tenderhearted pirates with a soft spot for orphans and poetry, a squadron of bumbling British policemen, a bookish Major-General well-versed in everything but military matters and his bevy of beautiful maiden daughters. It was Gilbert & Sullivan's first work to premiere in the U.S. and features unforgettable melodies and tongue-twisting songs, including the crowd-pleasing favorite "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" and "Poor Wandering One." Learn More
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Featured review from JRed Velvet
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I liked some of the pieces yet others fell flat. The dance in all black costumes with mirrors was kind of interesting and funny. There was one beautiful piece set to slow music. The last piece went on too long with the same type of dancing and music. Wish it had been switched up more.
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Program A (May 1, 2013)
Kith & Kin [SF Premiere]
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 4, K.203
To Make Crops Grow [West Coast Premiere]
Music by Ferde Grofé Grand Canyon Suite movements 1, 2, 5
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra
Program B (May 2-3, 2013)
Gossamer Gallants [West Coast Premiere]
Music by Bedřich Smetana: Dances from The Bartered Bride
Music Composed for the Dance by Donald York Set and Costumes by Alex Katz
Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal)
Music by Igor Stravinsky; Arrangement for two pianos
Program C (May 4-5, 2013)
Junction (of tranquility and fervor)
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach: Excerpts from Solo Suites for Cello #1 and #4
Set and Costumes by Alex Katz
Early New Orleans Jazz
The music, an early form of jazz, was first played at weddings and funerals in the southern United States. Performed by the Laneville-Johnson Union Brass Band
Costumes by Robert Rauschenberg
The Uncommitted [SF Premiere]
Music by Arvo Pärt: Fratres, Mozart-Adagio, Ricercar, Summa
Songs sung by the Andrews Sisters The songs express typical sentiments of Americans during World War II