Company C Contemporary Ballet: Creative Collaboration
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Smuin Ballet breaks the boundaries of traditional dance with this evening of vibrant, innovative works from some of the Bay Area's most exciting choreographers. Choreographer Garrett Ammon unleashes his own take on Tchaikovsky's iconic score in Serenade for Strings, using movement to reflect the composition's intensity and precision. In Objects of Curiosity, Smuin's choregrapher-in-residence Amy Seiwert explores the tensions between desire and restraint, pairing them with a delicate score by Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso that mirrors her study on stage. The evening concludes with Frankie and Johnny, Michael Smuin's passionate tribute to the legendary Gene Kelly, danced to a soundtrack of some of the biggest names in Latin and mambo music. 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