Middle Kingdom Ancient China: Ballet Tour of China's Colorful History & Legends
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The last date listed for Middle Kingdom Ancient China was Friday April 27, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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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
<p>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. This stunning production has brilliant costumes created in China and a commissioned score performed in a fusion of Western and traditional Chinese music. A "must see" ballet event.</p> <p>This ground-breaking ballet was first brought to the stage in February of 2005 as a World Premiere by Ballet San Jose.</p>