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2015/2016 Season
(the first of Silicon Valley Ballet)

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October 16–18, 2015
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 95113

Choreographer: Alicia Alonso
Music: Adolphe Adam

Performance Dates:
Friday, October 16, 8pm
Saturday, October 17, 1:30pm & 8pm
Sunday, October 18, 1:30pm

This production of Giselle celebrates the rich Latino heritage of the internationally renowned Ballet Nacional de Cuba, and its founder, the iconic choreographer and prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso. In an historic moment celebrating the opening of relations between the US and Cuba, this production will be the first program presented by Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley under its new logo and name: Silicon Valley Ballet.

This production is generously sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

The Nutcracker
December 12–27, 2015
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 95113

Choreographer: Karen Gabay
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Performance Dates:
Saturday, December 12, 1:30pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 13, 1:30pm
Friday, December 18, 7pm
Saturday, December 19, 1:30pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 20, 1:30pm
Tuesday, December 22, 1:30pm
Wednesday, December 23, 1:30pm & 7pm
Saturday, December 26, 1:30pm
Sunday, December 27, 1:30pm

Nearly 100 dancers fill the stage with classic holiday magic and season surprises in Karen Gabay's stylish, smart staging. Brimming with bravura dancing and just the right amount of gingerbread to put even Ebenezer Scrooge in the holiday spirit, this is the traditional Nutcracker to see!

Season Repertory
February 19–21, 2016
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 95113

Who Cares?
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Music: George Gershwin

Prism (Company premiere)
Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music: Keith Jarrett

Minus 16
Choreography: Ohad Naharin
Music: Various Artists

Performance Dates:
Friday, February 19, 8pm
Saturday, February 20, 8pm
Sunday, February 21, 1:30pm

Our first program of the New Year is comprised of a trio of works that showcase the great range and versatility of ballet. Balanchine's Who Cares?, danced to the songs of George Gershwin, was last seen on our stage in 2011. Next on the bill is Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 2014 Prism. Created for the Washington Ballet, this work uses Keith Jarrett's Koln Concert as its musical inspiration. The program closes with Ohad Naharin's Minus 16, a thrilling exploration of the human experience featuring a delightfully eclectic score ranging from Dean Martin to mambo to traditional Israeli folk music.

Bodies of Technology
March 25–27, 2016
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 95113

This Might Be True
Choreographer: Amy Seiwert
Music: Nils Frahm and Anne Müller

Choreographer: Jorma Elo
Music: excerpts from Mozart and Glass


Performance Dates:
Friday, March 25, 8pm
Saturday, March 26, 8pm
Sunday, March 27, 1:30pm

From wearable technology and self-hacking gadgets to live Twitter feeds and Facebook friends, the line separating us from cyberspace is being erased in a digital blur. How does this growing enmeshment of our humanity with our technology find artistic expression? That question invigorates the Bodies of Technology program in which top-flight choreographers and our company dancers explore the convergence of technology with art, music, and movement. This singular program aims to re-shape performance traditions and create an immersive experience for audience members. A world premiere, Iorma Elo's Glow-Stop and a revival of Amy Seiwert's This Might Be True will be featured in our second annual Bodies of Technology event.

ALICE (in wonderland)
April 29–May 1, 2016
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 95113

Choreographer: Septime Webre
Music: Matthew Pierce

Performance Dates:
Friday, April 29, 8pm
Saturday, April 30, 1:30pm & 8pm
Sunday, May 1, 1:30pm

Get ready for tea with Alice, the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum and the Mad Hatter as Silicon Valley Ballet travels down the rabbit hole to wonderland through the witty, high-energy choreography of Septime Webre! This production has received rave reviews and packed houses and is sure to be an event the whole family—and dance aficionados alike—will enjoy.

From Top: Silicon Valley Ballet in Alicia Alonso's Giselle. Photo by Chris Hardy; Silicon Valley Ballet in Karen Gabay's The Nutcracker. Photo by Bari Lee; Silicon Valley Ballet in Ohad Naharin's Minus 16. Photo by Alejandro Gomez. Grace-Anne Powers and Joshua Seibel in Amy Seiwert's This Might Be True. Photo by Alejandro Gomez.  

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