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Company C Contemporary Ballet Winter Program Opens Today

Company C Contemporary Ballet Winter Program Opens Today

Company C Contemporary Ballet opens its 12th season with a program featuring two premieres by Susan Jaffe and Charles Anderson, as well as works by Yuri Zhukov and Charles Moulton in six performances today, January 30 through February 16, 2014, in Walnut Creek and San Francisco. In addition, a gala performance, cocktail party, dinner and auction to benefit Company C will be given Saturday, February 15. For more information about the performance, gala and season, visit www.companycballet.org.

WINTER PROGRAM
Weather One (World Premiere) by Susan Jaffe
Railroad Joint (2013) by Yuri Zhukov
Nine Person Precision Ball Passing (1980) by Charles Moulton
Between the Machine (World Premiere) by Charles Anderson
A Night in Tunisia (2002) by Charles Anderson

Former American Ballet Theatre star Susan Jaffe has emerged as a choreographic talent to watch who is taking exhilarating classical technique beyond its boundaries to make decidedly edgy and finely crafted dances. Yuri Zhukov's Railroad Joint was a hit of Company C's 2013 Gala performance, and this expanded version will now take its place on the main stage season set to a trance-like score that combines electronic music with train sounds and superbly athletic dancing. Nine Person Precision Ball Passing is a taut and riveting exploration of the finer points of movement as nine dancers circulate colorful balls in a witty, rapid-fire stream that is part dance and part living puzzle. Completing the program are the world premiere of a new ballet by Charles Anderson plus his delightful A Night in Tunisia, a dynamic contemporary ballet inspired by Turtle Island String Quartet's arrangement of Dizzy Gillespie's jazz classic.

Venues, Dates, Times:
LESHER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 1 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Box Office: Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
www.lesherartscenter.org
925.943.SHOW (7469)
Tickets: $25, $38, $48

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
LAM Research Center Theater
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, February 13 at 8 p.m.
Friday, February 14 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 15 at 6 p.m. (special gala performance)
Sunday, February 16 at 3 p.m.
Box Office: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103
www.ybca.org or 415.978.ARTS(2787)
Tickets: $25, $38 and $48

Benefit Gala
Saturday, February 15, at 6 p.m.
LAM Research Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Repertoire to be announced.
A special performance, cocktail party, dinner and auction fill this evening to benefit Company C Contemporary Ballet.

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