Brave New Ballets: Company C Contemporary Ballet's Winter Program
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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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This ballet was very contempory and had unusual and interesting choreography. The company danced beautifully and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance. The theatre is small making for a more intimate experience and even though I was seated in the last row of the orchestra I could easily view the dancers expressions.
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Very, very modern. "Music" was painful at times. Dancers were talented enough, but I'm afraid I'm a little old for "modern" music and dance. Upon leaving, in the elevator, someone asked "did you like it?" 90% of us (older ladies) said "not...continued
*_*Brave New Ballets *_
The Company’s Winter Program brims with innovation, represented by three world premieres.
Brian Reeder: Being Served (World Premiere)
Brian Reeder’s impeccable craftsmanship and wit will be on display in Being Served, his new ballet for eight dancers. Set to Benjamin Britten’ s Prelude and Fugue For 18 Strings, Op.29 and the Simple Symphony, Op. 4, the ballet is loosely based on the narrative of a dinner party gone wrong. Couples at the party misbehave, miscommunicate, lie to themselves about the true nature of their relationships and fantasize about what it would be like to partner with another. In the spirit of a Hitchcock film, the result is a darkly humorous, beautiful and ultimately very moving ballet about the search for human connection.
Charles Anderson: Polyglot (World Premiere)*
Charles Anderson embarks on something completely new with a piece set to a recorded monologue by actress Amy Walker that explores how we put on affects and how we are perceived.
*Charles Anderson: _Beautiful Maladies _(excerpts) *
Charles Anderson explores the passions and foibles of love in these four excerpts from his exquisitely emotional ballet Beautiful Maladies, inspired by the ballads of California jazz icon Chet Baker.
*Patrick Corbin: For Use in Subhuman Primates Only (World Premiere) *
Patrick Corbin uses his signature energy and dynamic movement to examine how people fit themselves into relationships and create rules for establishing intimacy with others. Set to the music of English trip hop band Massive Attack, the ballet is fun and entertaining, but at the same time explores darker undercurrents of the club scene and how some people are compelled to anesthetize in order to feel anything at all.
*Shows are traditionally about 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 20 minute intermission. Subject to change without notification.