Kick off the season featuring members of Ballet San Jose

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Miami, 22 de agosto de 2013. 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.

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 Nutcrackerfeature 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, visitballetsj.org and follow Ballet San Jose on Facebook:

“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

Ballet San Jose 2013-2014 Season

José Manuel Carreño, Artistic Director
Raymond Rodriguez, Associate Artistic Director
George Daugherty, Music Director and Conductor

Benefit Gala
Saturday, November 16, 5 pm; performance at 8 pm
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

An evening to benefit Ballet San Jose and honor and welcome new Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño, featuring dinner, an auction and performance by members of Ballet San Jose and Ballet San Jose School, and guest artists from American Ballet Theatre: 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. The evening will conclude with a post-performance party with the artists.

The Nutcracker

December 13 – 26
All performances at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
with Symphony Silicon Valley and Ballet San Jose Music Director George Daugherty

December 13 7 pm
December 14 1:30 and *7 pm
December 15 *1:30 pm
December 20 *7 pm
December 21 1:30 and 7 pm
December 22 1:30 pm
December 23 1:30 pm
December 24 *1:30 pm
December 26 1:30 pm

Choreographer and former Ballet San Jose Principal Dancer Karen Gabay’s The Nutcracker is a delightful take on the holiday classic that preserves the best of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s traditional story about the Nutcracker Prince and the King of Mice amid glorious bravura dancing, good-enough-to-eat sets and costumes and Tchaikovsky’s lush and iconic score with a bit of a fresh and feminist touch to the story.

Repertory Program 1: Neoclassical to Now
Friday, February 14, at 8 pm
Saturday, February 15, at 1:30 and 8 pm
Sunday, February 1, at 1:30 pm

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Serenade (1949)
Choreography: George Balanchine

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Music: Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48

Glow-Stop (2006)
Choreography: Jorma Elo

Composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Philip Glass
Music: Symphony No. 29 in C, 4th Movement and Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, 2ndMovement

Minus 16  (1999) COMPANY PREMIERE
Choreography: Ohad Naharin
Music: Various Artists

From the first ballet George Balanchine created in America to last season’s runaway hit by Jorma Elo to inventive Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin’s engaging tour-de-force that sparkles with improvisation and literally brings audience members to their feet, this program has remarkable range and sophistication.

 

Repertory Program 2: Popular Music, Transcendent Dancing
Friday, March 21, at 8 pm
Saturday, March 22, at 1:30 and 8 pm
Sunday, March 23, at 1:30 pm

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

 

 

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