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"Edge and Entertainment"
8 ratings
4.1 average rating
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Linda
23 events
8 reviews
19 stars
attended Feb 16 2014

Some interesting moments in choreography, but mostly lacking in verve. Very intriguing performance of 9 people lined up three to a row, one behind the other, exchanging (how many?) balls in different robotic arm movement configurations. But there...continued

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This show also runs at the Lesher Center for the Arts.

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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. 

<em>The Velveteen Rabbit</em> Smuin's <em>The Christmas Ballet</em> <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> Sarah Silverman <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Gladys Knight & The San Francisco Symphony Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> San Francisco Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em> <em>The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes</em>