Venue Details

524 Star Starred
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-SHOW
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Reviews & Ratings

7 ratings
4.4 average rating
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6 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 30 2014

Versatile, talented group with a variety of dance forms. All magnificent

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60 events
13 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 01 2014

First time seeing this company. Such energy and skill in a mostly younger ensemble. Classic movements with very modern choreography. Highly recommend

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14 events
10 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 30 2014

Attn East Bay Locals: This is not your grandma's night at the ballet. Company C combines the beauty of classical ballet with stage theatre, the mesmerizing movements of a Cirque-du-Soleil-style show, and a little Led Zeppelin. Well worth seeing.

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Website

http://companycballet.org/

Quotes & Highlights

This show also runs at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Description

**__Edge and Entertainment 

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Susan Jaffe 

Weather One (World Premiere) 

Former American Ballet Theater star Susan Jaffe takes exhilarating classical technique beyond its boundaries with a world premiere set to the music of Weather One, one of the first movements of a string sextet by Michael Gordon that was inspired by the chaotic scheme of weather patterns. Made possible in part by a generous grant from the Diablo Regional Arts Association. 

Charles Moulton 

Nine Person Precision Ball Passing 

Part dance and part living puzzle, Nine Person Precision Ball Passing is a taut and riveting exploration of the finer points of movement. 

Yuri Zhukov 

__Railroad Joint 

__Zhukov’s Railroad Joint was a hit of Company C’s 2013 Gala performance, and this expanded version will now take its place on the main stage. The superbly athletic dancing is set to a trance-like score that combines electronic music with train sounds. 

Charles Anderson 

__Boléro 

__An audience favorite in 2013, Anderson’s signature movement essay to Ravel’s iconic score completes the program. 

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.