Alex Kramer and Sarah Stein in Merce Cunningham’s Duets.
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.
Duets (Company Premiere)
Choreography: Merce Cunningham
Music: John Cage (Improvisation III)
The cast of Eighty One in the finale pose.
Eighty One, a World Premiere ballet by choreographer Jessica Lang set to a commissioned score by Jakub Ciupinski, one of the pioneers in the exhilarating field of gesture-controlled music.
Eighty One (World Premiere)
Choreography: Jessica Lang
Music: Jakub Ciupinski – Commissioned Score
Jeremy Kovitch and Alexsandra Meijer in Jorma Elo’s Glow-Stop.
The Company Premiere of Glow-Stop, a fiercely athletic work by Jorma Elo set to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Philip Glass.
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
Karen Gabay and Maykel Solas in Gabay’s Amour Gitan.
A special work added to this program in honor of Principal Dancer Karen
Gabay, who is retiring from the Ballet San Jose Stage after 33 season of
Choreography: Karen Gabay
Music: Maurice Ravel (Tzigane)
Special Musical Guest Artists: Violinist Lev Polyakin and Pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi