Memory Book - Program 3: R/Evolutionary (April 19-21, 2013)
Fiercely athletic and executed at breakneck speed,
Glow-Stop blends familiar ballet pirouettes
and leaps with off-kilter profiles and cantilevered lifts
to create a thrill-a-minute dance that challenges dancers
in this new style of virtuosic classical ballet.
Mozart and Philip Glass come together in the music,
as does contemporary dance with an undercurrent of classical ballet.
Glow-Stop (Company Premiere)
Choreography: Jorma Elo
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Philip Glass
All photos by Robert Shomler
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Jeremy Kovitch and Alexsandra Meijer
Joshua Seibel, Akira Takahashi, Amy
Marie Briones, and Alexsandra Meijer
"Originally created for American Ballet Theatre in 2006, [Glow-Stop]
appears tailor-made for Ballet San Jose: you could not ask for a sharper,
more electrifying performance."
"Jorma Elo’s Glow-Stop [challenged] the dancers toward a kind of
excellence that they seem to thrive on."
San Jose Mercury News
"Odette fervently hopes Ballet San Jose encores Elo's Glow-Stop next
season; the choreography, lighting, costumes, & thoroughly invested
dancers, moving to a gorgeous reading of Mozart & Philip Glass, conducted
by George Daugherty, was a bountiful showcase of ballet riches."