Ballet San Jose Presents The Toreador
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The last date listed for The Toreador was Friday November 21, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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Get swept away with an exciting night of flamenco music and dance as The Flamenco Society of San Jose presents A Taste of Spain. A cast of some of the Bay Area's best flamenco artists will showcase this vibrant genre, which combines singing, guitar playing, dance and handclaps. Originating in Andalusia in southern Spain, this energetic and passionate style evolved out of the melting pot of the region's many cultures and is mostly credited to its Romani population. An improvisational form, flamenco brings together a singer, guitarist and dancer, who respond to and shape each other's performances. The result is an electrifying display of artistic expression. Learn More
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“_The Toreador _is as family oriented as The Nutcracker. It has dancing aplenty and enough distractions to keep children entertained. More important, it is a company piece, using [both] children and adults…” —Ballet News
“A sparkling, lighthearted production.” —New York Times
“Buoyant entertainment…a delightful showcase.” —San Jose Mercury News
Ballet San Jose presents The Toreador, a ballet in two acts by the legendary August Bournonville with new and re-adapted choreography by Flemming Flindt. Ballet San Jose is the only ballet company in the world which has this ballet in its repertory and will present it with full orchestra. All the costumes and scenery were constructed by Denmark’s Royal Opera House. The story revolves around the beautiful daughter of a Spanish innkeeper and her love for a brave and handsome toreador, whom she cannot bear to see in danger.