Brave New Ballets: Company C Contemporary Ballet's Winter Program
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Winter 2013: Brave New Ballets have expired.
The last date listed for Winter 2013: Brave New Ballets was Saturday January 19, 2013 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater:
- Full Price:
- $54.00 - $70.00
- Our Price:
- $29.50 - $37.50
A heart-rending debut, a crowd-pleasing favorite and an iconic work are the highlights of Smuin Ballet's winter program XXtremes. For the first time ever in Northern California, the company will perform Jiri Kylian's acclaimed Return to a Strange Land, set to music by Czech composer Leos Janacek. Return expresses the journey from loss to hope with rare elegance and astonishing form. Brought back by popular demand, the company will also dance Dear Miss Cline, a buoyant and colorful romp through the music of Patsy Cline. Choreographed by the company's own Amy Seiwert, the piece features 10 Nashville tunes, including the immortal "Walkin' After Midnight." Finally, Smuin Ballet will pay tribute to its late, great founder Michael Smuin by performing his Carmina Burana. Set to the pulse-thumping cantata by Carl Orff, the choreography of Carmina Burana exemplifies the rhythm, speed and syncopation for which Smuin Ballet is beloved. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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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.
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.