The Nutcracker from Ballet San Jose
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Wednesday December 22, 2004 / 7:30pm.
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- Full Price:
- $52.00 - $68.00
- Our Price:
- $27.50 - $35.50
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
- "The Bay Area's Best...one of the most entertaining 'Nutcrackers' anywhere in the country." <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>
Hear Tchaikovsky's great score performed by Symphony Silicon Valley, and let the dream of The Nutcracker take you on a magical journey through a wondrous snowstorm to far away lands. Thrill to the surprise ending that has audiences on their feet! Don't miss this treasured holiday classic.
Choreography: DENNIS NAHAT
Music: PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Costumes and Scenery: DAVID GUTHRIE
Lighting: KENNETH KEITH