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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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45 events
27 reviews
38 stars
attended Jan 19 2013

Interesting, fun, innovative and thoroughly satisfying. Excellent, as usual

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46 events
26 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 18 2013

The pieces were very bold and original. Very interesting.

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26 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 19 2013

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

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Website

http://www.companycballet.org/performances/walnut_creek_jan_2013.html

Description

*WINTER 2013

*_*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.

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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.

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.