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Memory Book - Program 2: Neoclassical Masters (March 22-24, 2013)

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Les Rendezvous
Les Rendezvous is a suite of witty, light-hearted dances in a park
where friends meet, flirt and then part. Although abstract and plotless,
it has humor, mime and comic devices set to saucy and bouncy musical numbers
from Auber’s opera L'enfant prodigue prodigue.

Les Rendezvous (Company Premiere)
Choreography: Sir Frederick Ashton
Music: Daniel Francois Esprit Auber (L'enfant prodigue) Pamela Hakl, Oboist

Photos by Robert Shomler

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Amy Marie Briones Maykel Solas and Amy Marie Briones
"Ballet San Jose proved itself sure-footed and self-confident as it tackled works by Frederick Ashton, Stanton Welch and Clark Tippet…"

"Rendezvous is a wonderful acquisition for Ballet San Jose. May it return at some future date. The infectious and ever so flirtatious give-and-take between Amy Marie Briones and Maykel Solas never let up. They made one smile."
Rita Felciano
San Jose Mercury News

"The port de bras looked Cecchetti influenced, but the entrances, exits and ensembles were fresh and wonderful, despite its 1933 debut; this work is one lively 80 year old senior."
Renee Renouf
Wolly Western Eye

The Nutcracker        The Nutcracker : Karen Gabay

Program 1        Don Quixote : After Marius Petipa and
               Alexander Gorsky

Program 2        Les Rendezvous : Sir Frederick Ashton
       Méditation from Thaïs : Sir Frederick Ashton
       Clear : Stanton Welch
       Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 : Clark Tippet

Program 3        Duets : Merce Cunningham
       Glow-Stop : Jorma Elo
       Eighty One : Jessica Lang