Company C Contemporary Ballet: Creative Collaboration
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Artistic director Carolina Lugo, her daughter Carolé Acuña and their talented company of singers and musicians bring the sultry and sensuous flamenco dance to vibrant life. Their show combines the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. This award-winning ensemble has been providing Bay Area audiences with passionate performances for more than 15 years, bringing artists from Spain and abroad to appear with them. Peña Pachamama is known for its Latin American, Bolivian and raw food tapas and other dishes, plus wine, beer and specialty cocktails for purchase. 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