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greg hargrove
If you're going to any event at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts, consider having dinner and/or after dinner drinks at Paolo's. It's been there forever, and there's a reason for that! You can park in the structure, (enter on Woz Way), enjoy dinner, then just walk over the Guadalupe River bridge and you're at the Center! A whole evening of entertainment in one spot. :-)
Cirque Dreams: Holidaze dining Nov 29 2014 star this tip starred
Molly O
They had mostly snacks and beverages available at the concessions. Didn't notice anything substantial to eat (wasn't looking, though). It's so close to downtown, so there's a lot of great dining options nearby for before or after.
Wicked dining Aug 29 2014 star this tip starred
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21 events
4 reviews
9 stars
attended May 07 2010

Very enjoyable and Gaite Parisienne was a HOOT!!

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23 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 09 2010

Typical for Ballet San Jose - FABULOUS!! Perfectly mixed program, great fun, and incredible talent!

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a dance lover
9 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended May 09 2010

Two and one half hour ballet performance with two intermissions during that time. Time went so fast. Pieces were very different but ALL were wonderful. Gaite Parisienne was rollicking. Would definitely go again to see this group.

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Gaite Parisienne

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. 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. 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.”