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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Abhinaya Dance Company presents their special spring concert selection -- Sadhika -- a celebration of Artistic Director Mythili Kumar's 50 years (and then some) spent dedicated to dance. Since 1962, Kumar has been learning, performing and teaching Bharatanatyam, an ancient style of Indian classical dance. Performing since she was 11 years old, and only recently returned from a performing tour of temples and cities of India, this special presentation will feature many of her signature, critically acclaimed choreographic works. Kumar's solo performance will be preceded by a special work from other Abhinaya Company dancers. 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.