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Ballet San Jose Presents Four Company Premieres, 3/21-23

Ballet San Jose Presents Four Company Premieres, 3/21-23

Continuing its first season under the leadership of new Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño, Ballet San Jose will present an unprecedented four Company Premieres on its March 21-23 program including a range of ballets by Paul Taylor, Vicente Nebrada, Igal Perry and Dwight Rhoden. Performances will be given at Friday, and Saturday, March 21 and 22, 2014 at 8 pm; and Sunday, March 23, at 1:30 pm. For more information, visit balletsj.org and follow Ballet San Jose on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BalletSJ, Twitter: http://twitter.com/balletsj, Google+:https://plus.google.com/b/115533886414740478353/115533886414740478353, YouTube:http://youtube.com/balletsj and Blog: http://balletsj.wordpress.com.

Mr. Carreño has assembled a program that explores the inspiration two centuries of popular music has had on modern and contemporary choreographers. Paul Taylor's Piazzolla Caldera highlights the smouldering passions and complexities of tango demonstrating the genre's flexibility. Dwight Rhoden mines the richly nuanced songs of Nat King Cole, while Igal Perry plumbs the monumental lyricism of the adagio from one of Beethoven's most enduringly popular piano sonatas (the "Hammerklavier"). The late Venezuelan dance-maker Vicente Nebrada's Nuestros Valses ("Our Waltzes") is a playfully sublime homage to the quintessential social dance.

Tickets are priced $20-$105 and may be purchased at www.balletsj.org or by calling 408-288-2800.

Friday, March 21, at 8 pm
Saturday, March 22, at 8 pm
Sunday, March 23, at 1:30 pm

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose

Nuestros Valses (1976) COMPANY PREMIERE
Choreography: Vicente Nebrada

Composers: Ramón Delgado Palacios and Teresa Carreño
Musical Arrangements: Mark Richards

Infinity (2013) COMPANY PREMIERE
Choreography: Igal Perry

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Music: "Hammerklavier" Sonata: Adagio

Evermore (2013) COMPANY PREMIERE
Choreography: Dwight Rhoden
Music: Nat King Cole

Piazzolla Caldera (1997) COMPANY PREMIERE

Choreography: Paul Taylor

Composer: Astor Piazzolla
Music: Escualo


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