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Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater
At the corner of Civic Dr. and Locust St. 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-943-7469
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5 reviews
4 stars
attended May 11 2013

Wonderful experience! Well worth the price. I recommend this dance troupe any chance you get to see them perform.

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13 reviews
1 stars
attended May 12 2013

very nice seats and extraordinary dance

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended May 09 2013

This was the first time, in a very long time, where I've been to a ballet where EVERY SINGLE piece was exciting, fun and beautifully performed. Bravo!!!

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Website

http://www.companycballet.org/performances/index.html

Description

Program: 

David Van Ligon 

Natoma 

World Premiere 

Long-time company dancer David Van Ligon presents Natoma, a stunning work set to music by San Francisco-based cellist and composer Zoe Keating. 

Dennis Nahat 

Ontogeny 

Company Premiere 

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 Premiere 

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. 

Charles Anderson 

Boléro 

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

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About the Ticket Supplier: Company C Contemporary Ballet

Beauty, passion, wit, and drama converge in the stunning performances of California's Company C Contemporary Ballet. Outstanding contemporary choreography is the hallmark of the Company, which is led by founder and Artistic Director Charles Anderson, a former member of the New York City Ballet. The thirteen-member ensemble of classically trained dancers presents a diverse repertoire of contemporary choreography which is moving, provocative, sensual, and entertaining. The repertoire includes works by some of the most accomplished contemporary choreographers of our times, including Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Antony Tudor, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, David Parsons, and Michael Smuin, among others.