Ballet San Jose Presents All-Star Gala, 11/16

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Ballet San Jose's November 16 All-Star Gala features cocktails, dinner, performance and VIP after-party with artists from Ballet San Jose, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet and others.

Members of the international dance world will assemble for an unprecedented gala and performance evening to welcome Ballet San Jose's new Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño and celebrate the Company's 2013-2014 season. Members of Ballet San Jose and Ballet San Jose School will be joined on stage by an impressive lineup of guest artists for the benefit evening, which begins at 5 pm with cocktails and dinner, followed by an 8 pmperformance and VIP post-performance party, all at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit www.balletsj.org.

The gala performance lineup includes guest artists from American Ballet Theatre: Misty Copeland, Thomas Forster, Marcelo Gomes, Julie Kent and Gillian Murphy; from New York City Ballet: Joaquin De Luz, Megan Fairchild, Gonzalo Garcia, Maria Kowroski, Ask La Cour and Ana Sophia Scheller; from San Francisco Ballet: Taras Domitro and Maria Kochetkova; from Boston Ballet: Lorna Feijoo and Nelson Madrigal; and international artists Adiarys Almeida and Joseph Gatti.

Program Features Don Q, Le Corsaire, Balanchine, MacMillan, Elo, Wheeldon and Fernandez

The gala performance program will include Ballet San Jose performing an excerpt from Finnish choreographerJorma Elo's Glow Stop to the second movement of Philip Glass's Tirol Concerto. San Francisco Ballet Principals Maria Kochetkova and Taras Domitro will perform the third act grand pas de deux from Don Quixote.International phenoms Adiarys Almeida and Joseph Gatti will perform the iconic pas de deux from Le Corsaire. New York City Ballet Principals Megan Fairchild and Daniel Ulbricht perform George Balanchine's Tarantella. New York City Ballet Principals Gonzalo Garcia (formerly a Principal of San Francisco Ballet) and Ana Sophia Scheller perform Balanchine's Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux. New York City Ballet Principals Maria Kowroski and Ask La Cour perform Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain pas de deux (Music: Arvo Part), New York City Ballet Principal Joaquin De Luz performs a solo, Five Variations on a Theme, choreographed by David Fernandez to Bach's Violin Concerto in D minor. American Ballet Theatre Principals Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes will perform the balcony pas de deux from Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet. The performance will feature live music with Ballet San Jose Music Director George Daugherty conducting Symphony Silicon Valley.

Tickets are available for the full gala evening beginning at $1,000 and for the performance only, priced $50-$110. A limited number of "Black Tie" performance plus VIP post-performance party tickets are available for $500 each. Performance tickets are on sale now at www.balletsj.org. For information and an invitation to the full evening, contact kbertrand@balletsj.org .



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