Company C Contemporary Ballet: Creative Collaboration
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The last date listed for Creative Collaboration was Sunday May 12, 2013 / 1:00pm.
Currently at Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater:
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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
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David Van Ligon
Long-time company dancer David Van Ligon presents Natoma, a stunning work set to music by San Francisco-based cellist and composer Zoe Keating.
Company C also performs for the first time a work by Dennis Nahat, founder of Ballet San Jose and a fixture of American choreography. Commissioned by the Royal Swedish Ballet in 1970 and later performed by American Ballet Theater, Ontogeny is a timeless ballet set to the Pulitzer Prize-winning String Quartet No.3 by Czech-born composer Karel Husa.
Carl Fink & John Bohannon
A Modest Proposal
Company C enters groundbreaking territory with its performances of A Modest Proposal, the astonishingly creative collaboration between choreographer Carl Flink and science writer John Bohannon. A Modest Proposal was originally commissioned for Black Label Movement by the 2011 TEDx Brussels Conference.
Boléro is Anderson's fresh, contemporary interpretation of Ravel's famous composition. Commissioned by the Mendocino Music Festival in 2007, this ballet for ten dancers radiates the physicality, confidence and joy that are the hallmarks of Anderson's choreography.
Shows are traditionally about 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 20-minute intermission. Subject to change without notification.
Image: Edilsa Armendariz and David Van Ligon in Boléro by Charles Anderson. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor