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Memory Book - Program 3: R/Evolutionary (April 19-21, 2013)

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Fiercely athletic and executed at breakneck speed,
Glow-Stop blends familiar ballet pirouettes
and leaps with off-kilter profiles and cantilevered lifts
to create a thrill-a-minute dance that challenges dancers
in this new style of virtuosic classical ballet.
Mozart and Philip Glass come together in the music,
as does contemporary dance with an undercurrent of classical ballet.

Glow-Stop (Company Premiere)
Choreography: Jorma Elo
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Philip Glass

All photos by Robert Shomler

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Jeremy Kovitch and Alexsandra Meijer

Joshua Seibel, Akira Takahashi, Amy Marie Briones, and Alexsandra Meijer

"Originally created for American Ballet Theatre in 2006, [Glow-Stop] appears tailor-made for Ballet San Jose: you could not ask for a sharper, more electrifying performance."
  Carla Escoda
  Huffington Post

"Jorma Elo’s Glow-Stop [challenged] the dancers toward a kind of excellence that they seem to thrive on."
  Rita Felciano
  San Jose Mercury News

"Odette fervently hopes Ballet San Jose encores Elo's Glow-Stop next season; the choreography, lighting, costumes, & thoroughly invested dancers, moving to a gorgeous reading of Mozart & Philip Glass, conducted by George Daugherty, was a bountiful showcase of ballet riches."
  Teri McCollom
  Odette's Ordeal


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