Ballet San Jose School SPRING PERFORMANCES, May 26
Who: Ballet San Jose School
What: Spring Performances
When: Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Where: California Theatre, 345 South First Street in downtown San Jose
Why: An opportunity to see the next generation of classically trained ballet dancers in a beautifully restored historic theater.
Price: $20 – $45
Box Office: 408.288.2800 or via the website
Ballet San Jose School’s Spring Performance will introduce local audiences to the next generation of classically trained ballet dancers on Sunday, May 26 at the historic California Theatre. This celebratory afternoon of dance will take place in three parts, with dances starting at 2:00pm with the Primary Division, a break for ice cream and celebration at 3:00pm, and dances continuing at 4:00pm with the Senior Pre-Professional Division.
Single Ticket Prices
1. Dress Circle: $45
2. Orchestra/Balcony: $35
3. Side Orchestra: $30
4. Orchestra Ring: $20
Full Afternoon ticket package for both performances:
1. Dress Circle: $60
2. Orchestra/Balcony: $50
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off:
Purchase a single ticket (or multiple single tickets) to the 2:00pm performance in sections 3 or 4 and receive 50% off a ticket (or multiple tickets) to the 4:00pm performance. All tickets must be purchased in the same transaction for this offer.
EXPANDED PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Ballet San Jose School’s Spring Performance will introduce local audiences to the next generation of classically trained ballet dancers on Sunday, May 26th at the historic California Theatre. This celebratory afternoon of dance will take place in three parts, with dances starting at 2:00pm, a break for ice cream and celebration at 3:00pm, and dances continuing at 4:00pm.
At 2:00pm, the students of the Primary Division will perform “Dances for Spring and Summer” to music by Glazanov. The Junior Pre-Professional Division will perform as follows; Levels 1A and 1B will perform Classical Showcases to live accompaniment on the piano; Level 2 and the Junior Boys Class will perform the “Garland Waltz” from “Sleeping Beauty;” Level 3 will perform the mesmerizing entrance of the shades from Act II of “La Bayadère,” as well as a character dance to music from “Swan Lake;” and advanced students and Trainees will perform an abridged version of the grand classic “Paquita.” Students in the Primary and Junior Pre-Pro Divisions range in age from 4 years old to the beginning levels of pointe work. This section of the afternoon will showcase the progression in training from the youngest students in the school through the intermediate levels of the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum, showcasing choreographed, entertaining selections that are fast paced and fun to watch.
At 4:00pm, the performances continue with the Senior Pre-Professional Division taking the stage. Students in the Senior Pre-Pro Division have reached a high level of classical ballet training, and will impress with their artistry, talent, and level of technical achievement. Students and Trainees will perform “After Dreaming,” an evocative contemporary ballet set to music of Gabriel Fauré choreographed by Dalia Rawson; all levels will perform modern and contemporary dance showcases; Level 4 will perform a new neoclassical work choreographed by Mads Eriksen to music by Haydn entitled “Lark;” a contemporary ballet entitled “Arkansas-Focus,” set to music by innovative jazz composer Bill Frisell, will be performed by two advanced students,and the full Grand Pas Classique from “Paquita,” set by Le Mai Linh after Petipa and featuring a different cast of principals from the short selection shown earlier, will be danced by students from Level 5, Level 6, the Senior Gentlemen’s class, and Trainees. Both performances of “Paquita” will feature the exquisite costumes of Theoni V. Aldredge featured in the PBS/Dance In America television broadcast of American Ballet Theatre performing this definitive classical work.
In between the two dancing portions of the afternoon, ice cream will be offered in the California Theatre Garden Atrium where patrons and families will have a chance to celebrate and enjoy the afternoon before returning to the theater to be inspired by the students from the Senior Pre-Professional Division. Full afternoon packages, including the best seats for both showcases at a highly discounted price, are available, as well as individual tickets to either showcase.