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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
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Winter 2013Brave New Ballets

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 8:00pm

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8:00pm

Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 3:00pm

Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8:00pm*


The LAM Research Theater at the *Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco 94103

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:00pm

Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8:00pm

Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3:00pm

(excludes Gala on February 9)

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 re¬lationships 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.

Spring 2013 — *_Creative Collaboration *_

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:00pm

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:00pm

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8:00pm

Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 1:00pm

Company C’s Spring Program continues to bring new visions to life with two world premieres, the Company premiere of Dennis Nahat’s Ontogeny and the return of Charles Anderson’s rousing Boléro.

*David Van Ligon

*_*Natoma *_

World Premiere

Long-time company dancer David Van Ligon presents Natoma, a stunning work set to music by San Francisco-based cellist and composer Zoe Keating.

*Dennis Nahat *

_Ontogeny _

Company Premiere

Company C also performs for the first time a work by Dennis Nahat, a founder of Ballet San Jose and a fixture of American choreography. Commissioned by the Royal Swedish Ballet in 1970 and later performed by American Ballet Theater, Ontogeny is a timeless ballet for ten dancers set the Pulitzer Prize-winning String Quartet No. 3 by Czech-born composer Karel Husa.


Carl Flink & John Bohannon *

*A Modest Proposal *

Company Premiere

Company C enters groundbreaking territory with its performances of A Modest Proposal, the astonishingly creative collaboration between choreographer Carl Flink and science writer John Bohannon. A Modest Proposal was originally commissioned for Black Label Movement by the 2011 TEDx Brussels Conference.

*Charles Anderson

*_*Boléro *_

Boléro is Anderson’s fresh, contemporary interpretation of Ravel’s famous composition. Commissioned by the Mendocino Music Festival in 2007, this ballet for ten dancers radiates the physicality, confidence and joy that are the hallmarks of Anderson’s choreography.

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