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December 13-28, 2014
Choreographer: Karen Gabay
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Saturday, December 13, 1:30pm* & 7pm
Sunday, December 14, 1:30pm
Friday, December 19, 7pm
Saturday, December 20, 1:30pm & 7pm*
Sunday, December 21, 1:30pm
Tuesday, December 23, 1:30pm & 7pm
Friday, December 26, 1:30pm
Saturday, December 27, 1:30pm*
Sunday, December 28, 1:30pm
Nearly 100 dancers fill the stage with classic holiday magic and season surprises in Karen Gabayís stylish, smart choreography. 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.
*Special family priced performances with reduced pricing
Program 1: Fancy Free
February 20-22, 2015
Fancy Free (Company Premiere)
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Theme and Variations
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
In the Upper Room
Choreographer: Twyla Tharp
Music: Philip Glass
Friday, February 20, 8pm
Saturday, February 21, 8pm
Sunday, February 22, 1:30pm
Featuring the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, the thrilling company premiere of Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free celebrates friendship as three sailors on leave dance their way through good-natured competition and rejection, but together, they triumph in the end. In contrast, Theme and Variations highlights George Balanchine as the consummate ballet classicist in a program that demands exquisite technique from the entire cast, and our dancers will not disappoint in this challenging work. Finally, back by popular demand, we are proud to present Twyla Tharpís In the Upper Room, which played to full houses and standing ovations last season.
Program 2: Bodies of Technology
March 27-29, 2015
Choreographer: Jessica Lang
Music: Jakub Ciupinski
Choreographer: Amy Seiwert
Choreographer: Yuri Zhukov
Friday, March 27, 8pm
Saturday, March 28, 8pm
Sunday, March 29, 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.
World premieres by Amy Seiwert and Yuri Zhukov, plus a performance of Jessica Langís Eighty One, choreographed for us in the 2013 Season, will be featured in this seasonís Bodies of Technology program, the first of what promises to be an annual event.
Program 3: Cinderella
May 8-10, 2015
Choreographer: Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Friday, May 8, 8pm
Saturday, May 9, 1:30pm* & 8pm
Sunday, May 10, 8pm
A delightful mix of classic storybook elements: a beautiful fairy godmother, a pumpkin turned into a fine coach, an elaborate palace ball, and one glittering, lost glass slipper. In keeping with ballet tradition, the men of our company dance the coveted roles of the ugly stepsisters with cross-dressing humor adding to the romance, comedy, and magic for all ages, from one to 101.
*Special family priced performance with reduced pricing
From Top: Maria Jacobs-Yu in Gabay's The Nutcracker; Ballet San Jose in Balanchine's Theme and Variations; Ballet San Jose in Lang's Eighty One; Alexsandra Meijer and guest artist Sascha Radetsky in Stevenson's Cinderella. Photos by Robert Shomler.