Photo Flash: Ballet San Jose's 2013-14 Season - THE NUTCRACKER, CARMEN & More!
Ballet San Jose's new Artistic Director, José Manuel Carreño, has announced details of the 2013-2014 season including Company premieres by choreographers including Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Ohad Naharin, Vicente Nebrada, Jorge Amarante, Igal Perry and Dwight Rhoden; two story ballets including Karen Gabay's The Nutcracker and Roland Petit's Carmen; plus the return of acclaimed and popular ballets by Jorma Elo and George Balanchine. Check out the photos of past productions below!
A special benefit gala November 16 will kick off the season featuring members of Ballet San Jose and top guest stars from companies including American Ballet Theatre, English National Ballet, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet and others. All programs including The Nutcracker feature live music with Ballet San Jose Music Director George Daugherty conducting Symphony Silicon Valley and additional guest artists. The five-program, 24-performance 2013-2014 season-comprising the November 16 gala, The Nutcracker, and three mixed-repertory programs--runs November 16, 2013, through May 11, 2014, with all performances at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. A complete roster of dancers for the season will be announced in September. 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.
"For my first season with Ballet San Jose I have created programs that feature choreographers whose works have excited and inspired me and audiences around the world," says Carreño. "These ballets-from the sublime neoclassicism of Balanchine to heart-racing and athletic works of Twyla Tharp, Jorge Amarante, Vicente Nebrada and Igal Perry to the improvisations of Ohad Naharin-will dynamically demonstrate the range of technical and theatrical mastery of this tremendous Company."
Season Opens With Star-Studded Gala November 16 Featuring Guest Artists from American Ballet Theatre, English National Ballet, New York City Ballet and Boston Ballet
Members of Ballet San Jose and Ballet San Jose School will be joined on stage by a host of top dancers from leading American companies to welcome new Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño and support Ballet San Jose Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. The evening will begin at 5 pm with cocktails, dinner and an auction, followed by an 8 pm performance featuring guest artists from American Ballet Theatre: Julie Kent, Marcelo Gomes, Misty Copeland and Gillian Murphy; from English National Ballet: Artistic Director and lead principal dancer Tamara Rojo; from New York City Ballet: Gonzalo Garcia, Joaquin De Luz, Daniel Ulbricht and Megan Fairchild; from Boston Ballet: Lorna Feijoo, Nelson Madrigal, Adiarys Almeida and Joseph Gatti; other artists and program to be announced. Tickets are available for the full evening beginning at $1,000 and for the performance only, priced $50-$250. Performance tickets will go on sale in September at www.balletsj.org .For information and an invitation contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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