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BALLET SAN JOSE PRESENTS POPULAR MUSIC, TRANSCENDENT DANCING: FIVE PREMIERES ON MARCH PROGRAM

BALLETS BY PAUL TAYLOR, VICENTE NEBRADA, JORGE AMARANTE, IGAL PERRY AND DWIGHT RHODEN

FOUR PERFORMANCES MARCH 21-23 AT SJ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


San Jose, CA, December 16, 2013 - Continuing its first season under the leadership of new Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño, Ballet San Jose will present an unprecedented five Company Premieres on its March 21-23 program including a range of ballets by Paul Taylor, Vicente Nebrada, Jorge Amarante, Igal Perry and Dwight Rhoden. Four performances will be given at Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8 pm; Saturday, March 22, at 1:30 and 8 pm; and Sunday, March 23, at 1:30 pm. 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.

Mr. Carreño has assembled a program that explores the inspiration two centuries of popular music has had on modern and contemporary choreographers. Two strikingly different works by Paul Taylor and Jorge Amarante highlighting the incendiary passions and complexities of tango demonstrate the genre's flexibility. Dwight Rhoden mines the richly nuanced songs of Nat King Cole, while Igal Perry plumbs the monumental lyricism of the adagio from one of Beethoven's most enduringly popular piano sonatas (the "Hammerklavier"). The late Venezuelan dance-maker Vicente Nebrada's Nuestros Valses ("Our Waltzes") is a playfully sublime homage to the quintessential social dance.

Tickets are priced $20-$105 and may be purchased at www.balletsj.org or by calling 408-288-2800.

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

Nuestros Valses (1976) COMPANY PREMIERE
Choreography: Vicente Nebrada
Composers: Ramón Delgado Palacios and Teresa Carreño
Musical Arrangements: Mark Richards

Grapa Tango (2007) COMPANY PREMIERE
Choreography: Jorge Amarante
Composers: Carlos Libedinsky and Sverre Indris Joner

Infinity (2013) COMPANY PREMIERE
Choreography: Igal Perry
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Music: "Hammerklavier" Sonata: Adagio

Evermore (2013) COMPANY PREMIERE
Choreography: Dwight Rhoden
Music: Nat King Cole

Piazzolla Caldera (1997) COMPANY PREMIERE
Choreography: Paul Taylor
Composer: Astor Piazzolla
Music: Escualo

Tickets are priced $30-$105 and may be purchased at www.balletsj.org or by calling 408-288-2800.