Ballet San Jose's Grand Finale
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The last date listed for Grand Finale was Friday May 6, 2005 / 8:00pm.
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- $52.00 - $68.00
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A heart-rending debut, a crowd-pleasing favorite and an iconic work are the highlights of Smuin Ballet's winter program XXtremes. For the first time ever in Northern California, the company will perform Jiri Kylian's acclaimed Return to a Strange Land, set to music by Czech composer Leos Janacek. Return expresses the journey from loss to hope with rare elegance and astonishing form. Brought back by popular demand, the company will also dance Dear Miss Cline, a buoyant and colorful romp through the music of Patsy Cline. Choreographed by the company's own Amy Seiwert, the piece features 10 Nashville tunes, including the immortal "Walkin' After Midnight." Finally, Smuin Ballet will pay tribute to its late, great founder Michael Smuin by performing his Carmina Burana. Set to the pulse-thumping cantata by Carl Orff, the choreography of Carmina Burana exemplifies the rhythm, speed and syncopation for which Smuin Ballet is beloved. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Dennis Nahat's SOME TIMES is a romantic jazz ballet set to a commissioned score by famed German composer Claus Ogerman. Choreographed by Dennis Nahat, it will remind you of summer romances.
Flemming Flindt's THE LESSON tells of a ballet master so driven by his work that his pupil is murdered in the process. Inspired by Eugene Ionesco's dramatic play, this balletic masterpiece is sought after by major ballet companies throughout the world.
Dennis Nahat's MOMENTS is a striking and endearing large company work in four movements set to the dazzling Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn. It showcases the individual talents of the Company members. Each of the four movements is given a name evocative of the moods of the music: "Winged Hearts", "Suspended in Time", A Fleeting Moment", and "Spontaneity." MOMENTS was first performed by Cleveland San Jose Ballet, October 28, 1998 at the State Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio. It received its San Jose debut on October 12, 2000 in the first program performed by the newly-formed Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley.
A classical GRAND PAS DE DEUX with fouette urns and grand pirouettes from La Esmeralda will have you jumping out of your seat. The pas de deux, with choreography after Agrippian Vaganova and music by Riccardo Drigo, is excerpted and performed based on the Greek myth about the hunter Acteon, who spies on the goddess Diana while she is bathing.