Just Balanchine: Ballet San Jose Presents Legendary Choreographer's Work
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Just Balanchine have expired.
The last date listed for Just Balanchine was Friday March 28, 2008 / 8:00pm.
Currently at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
Get your tickets now to three Broadway San Jose musicals for the 2014 season. This special holiday presale allows you to snag a ticket package to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jersey Boys and Wicked before individual tickets go on sale to the public. Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical that's full of unforgettable songs, including "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door." Jersey Boys is the Tony and Grammy-winning Best Musical about the rise of rock 'n' roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons, featuring the hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." Then there's Wicked. Winner of 35 major awards and called "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" by The New York Times, Wicked is the story of two girls from Oz who grow up to be two very different witches. Your package includes one ticket to all three plays on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday evenings, or Saturday matinees. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Serenade was Balanchine’s first ballet created in the United States and was given its premiere in 1934. Set in four movements, and danced without interruption, the classical white ballet is set on 28 dancers performing on a bare stage in the moody ethereal light of the moon, and shows off the lyricism of the female corps. </p> <p>Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Serenade in C Major
Composer: Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky
Theme and Variations
Classic ballet in a formal setting of a great ballroom with towering pillars, draperies, and crystal chandeliers. Theme and VariationsTheme and Variations concludes with a regal polonaise for the entire ensemble emphasizing rapid regroupings and shifting of partners. is Balanchine at his neo-classic best. The dance steps are tightly tied to the music as illustrated by the opening work of the ballerina to the principal theme played by the violins. It requires boldness in the male variations with strong leaps and swift movements. The ensemble plays a very important part in the work with strong technique demanded in all the ensemble variations. In the imperial Russian style, </p> <p>Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Final movement of Suite No. 3 for Orchestra in G minor.
Composer: Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky </p> <p>
The Four Temperaments
Subtitled, “Dance without a Plot”, The Four Temperaments is an abstract work in five parts that explores the classic belief that human beings are made up of four distinct “humors”... melancholic, sanguinic, phlegmatic and choleric. The intricate and abstract piece is danced in a Neo-Classic style that showcases the complexity of this sentiment, and evokes meditation on the different types of human personalities. The dancers are simply clothed in black leotards and pink tights.</p> <p>Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Piano and a few Strings
Composer: Paul Hindemith
Lighting: Kenneth Keith