Ballet San Jose's Spring Repertory 2: Balanchine's Agon, Gaite Parisienne
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The last date listed for Ballet San Jose's Spring Repertory 2 was Sunday May 9, 2010 / 1:30pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Dan McGrath
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Ballet San Jose put on a wonderful and skillful performance. The program had a nice flow to it going from the stylish modern to the classical romantic to the the narrative to the purely silly (with audience clapping the rhythms). Full of nuance and grace.
The only detraction was the venue -- it is large lacking the intimacy of a classic hall with wrap around balconies and boxes. The orchestra pit extends under the stage so all one heard was the amplification from the sides of the stage.
Will call worked effortlessly. Parking was convenient in open lot off Woz Way.
Choreography Léonide Massine
Music: Jacques Offenbach (Gaite Parisienne)
Jardin aux Lilas
Choreography Antony Tudor
Music: Ernest Chausson (Poeme)
Choreography George Balanchine
Music: Igor Stravinsky (Agon)
A story of romance and high spirits set in a turn-of-the-century café, Gaîté Parisienne features the rousing and uninhibited cancan in a tale of nightlife in old Paris. Ballet.co.uk Magazine calls it “one marvelously crafted bit of business after another... delivered in handsome fashion.”
Jardin aux Lilas, a dramatic ballet in one act, is a tragedy of manners — a haunting story about a marriage of convenience set in late Victorian England. Telegraph.co.uk calls Jardin “The first great true drama of 20th Century ballet and still never outclassed.”
Agon, based on a manual of 17th Century French court dances, is one of the land-mark neo-classic ballets from the pairing of Balanchine and Stravinsky. Forced to flee their homeland during revolution, these two great Russian artists forever changed the ballet world when they transplanted their musical and dance heritage onto American soil. Says the New York Times, “Fifty years ago, Modernism was given a name: Agon.”