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Ramon Moreno and Maria Jacobs-Yu in Jessica Lang’s Splendid Isolation III from the 2011-12 Season. Photo by Robert Shomler  
The season-closing mixed repertory program features Eighty One, a World Premiere ballet set on our company by choreographer Jessica Lang, who last year brought us the Bay Area Premiere of Splendid Isolation III. The piece will be set to a commissioned score by Jakub Ciupinski, one of the pioneers in the exhilarating field of gesture-controlled music. Also on the program are the Company Premieres of Glow-Stop, a fiercely athletic work by Jorma Elo set to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Philip Glass; and Duets, a series of pas de deux for six couples by the late master choreographer Merce Cunningham set to a fast-paced percussive score by Cunningham's long-time collaborator John Cage.
 
 
Program 3: (April 19-21, 2013) Mixed Repertory

Eighty One (World Premiere)
Choreography: Jessica Lang
Music: Jakub Ciupinski – Commissioned Score

Glow-Stop (Company Premiere)
Choreography: Jorma Elo
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Symphony No. 28 in C, 4th Movement) and Philip Glass (Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, 2nd Movement)
Special Musical Guest Artist: Pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi

Duets (Company Premiere)
Choreography: Merce Cunningham
Music: John Cage (Improvisation III)

George Daugherty, Music Director and Conductor, conducting SYMPHONY SILICON VALLEY

Programming Subject To Change
 
 
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES:
Friday, April 19 at 8 pm
*Saturday, April 20 at 1:30 pm
Saturday, April 20 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 pm
JUST ADDED:
AMOUR GITAN
Choreography: Karen Gabay
Music: Maurice Ravel (Tzigane)
Special Musical Guest Artists: Violinist Lev Polyakin and Pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi

Casting
Playbill
A conversation with composer of EIGHTY ONE.

"An undeniable force and one of the most sought-after American choreographers, Jessica Lang creates artfully crafted, breathtaking ballets that are fresh, subtle, and really beautiful"
Lichfield Live, UK

"[Glow-Stop] captures all the elements of the new style of virtuosic classical ballet that challenges dancers in its form and content."
Stephanie Burridge, The Flying Inkpot Theatre Reviews

"No modern-dance choreographer ever matched Cunningham when it came to the duet form; his duets can be set alongside those by Astaire, Balanchine and Ashton as the last century's greatest." "Cunningham's tightly structured, witty Duets is one of the master's most ballet-friendly compositions."
Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times
 
TICKET PRICING
Single tickets $30-105
*Special Reduced-Price Family Matinee: $21-75
Subscriptions Now on sale: $57-267
Box Office: 408.288.2800

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd. downtown San Jose
 



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Retirement Tribute for Karen Gabay, Sunday April 21 at 7PM  
 

The Nutcracker        The Nutcracker : Karen Gabay

Program 1        Don Quixote : After Marius Petipa and
               Alexander Gorsky

Program 2        Les Rendezvous : Sir Frederick Ashton
       Méditation from Thaïs : Sir Frederick Ashton
       Clear : Stanton Welch
       Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 : Clark Tippet

Program 3        Duets : Merce Cunningham
       Glow-Stop : Jorma Elo
       Eighty One : Jessica Lang


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