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Memory Book - Program 3: R/Evolutionary (April 19-21, 2013)

Casting     Playbill     A video conversation with composer of Eighty One.

The season-closing mixed repertory program featured:

Photos by Robert Shomler

Click on images to see more about each ballet
Alex Kramer and Sarah Stein in Merce Cunningham’s Duets.

Duets, a series of pas de deux for six couples by the late master choreographer Merce Cunningham set to a fast-paced percussive score by Cunningham's long-time collaborator John Cage.

Duets (Company Premiere)
Choreography: Merce Cunningham
Music: John Cage (Improvisation III)
The cast of Eighty One in the finale pose.

Eighty One, a World Premiere ballet by choreographer Jessica Lang set to a commissioned score by Jakub Ciupinski, one of the pioneers in the exhilarating field of gesture-controlled music.

Eighty One (World Premiere)
Choreography: Jessica Lang
Music: Jakub Ciupinski – Commissioned Score
Jeremy Kovitch and Alexsandra Meijer in Jorma Elo’s Glow-Stop.

The Company Premiere of Glow-Stop, a fiercely athletic work by Jorma Elo set to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Philip Glass.

Glow-Stop (Company Premiere)
Choreography: Jorma Elo
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Symphony No. 28 in C, 4th Movement) and Philip Glass (Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, 2nd Movement)
Special Musical Guest Artist: Pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi
Karen Gabay and Maykel Solas in Gabay’s Amour Gitan.

A special work added to this program in honor of Principal Dancer Karen Gabay, who is retiring from the Ballet San Jose Stage after 33 season of extraordinary performances.

Amour Gitan
Choreography: Karen Gabay
Music: Maurice Ravel (Tzigane)
Special Musical Guest Artists: Violinist Lev Polyakin and Pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi

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