Ballet San Jose Performs Middle Kingdom - Ancient China
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The last date listed for Middle Kingdom - Ancient China was Saturday February 12, 2005 / 1:30pm (Children's Matinee).
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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
Quotes & Highlights
- Thirty-five dancers from the combined companies plus 7 martial artists (42 performers total) will perform
Experience the creation of the universe and the birth of civilization. See the Goddess of Earth descend from the heavens on a giant dragon. Explore the legends of ancient China. Witness some of the world's great inventions...paper, printing, the compass and gunpowder. And watch the Zodiac come to life.
Choreography: Dennis Nahat and Yong Yao
Performed in collaboration with Chinese Performing Artists of America
Music: Phil Young
Costumes and Scenery: Ching Shyu