Ballet San Jose to Present Five Company Premieres, 3/21-23

San Jose, CA, December 16, 2013 - Continuing its first season under the leadership of new Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño, Ballet San Jose will present an unprecedented five Company Premieres on its March 21-23 program including a range of ballets by Paul Taylor, Vicente Nebrada, Jorge Amarante, Igal Perry and Dwight Rhoden. Four performances will be given at Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8 pm; Saturday, March 22, at 1:30 and 8 pm; and Sunday, March 23, at1:30 pm. For more information, visit and follow Ballet San Jose on Facebook:, Twitter:, Google+:, YouTube: and Blog:

Mr. Carreño has assembled a program that explores the inspiration two centuries of popular music has had on modern and contemporary choreographers. Two strikingly different works by Paul Taylor and Jorge Amarante highlighting the incendiary passions and complexities of tango demonstrate 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'sNuestros Valses ("Our Waltzes") is a playfully sublime homage to the quintessential social dance.

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

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