“The plum of the holiday season.”–SF Chronicle
Shiver me timbers! Find adventure on the high seas when Clara and Fritz and Pirate Captain Drosselmeyer sail the Black Sugar Plum to the Yerba Buena. They’re searching for the lost treasure of Peglegs Tchaikovsky as the audience dances along. Sugar Plum wannabes, step on up! Everyone’s a star at the Dance-Along Nutcracker®, where you concoct your own choreography as the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band performs Fantasia favs from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet. Grownups-Only Gala! features dancing and cocktails with holiday hors d’oeuvres. Get your tickets now, before they make you walk the plank! Arrrr!
Tix: $26 general admission, $16 children/seniors; Grownups-Only Gala! $50. Saturday preview $10!
Theatricality, precision technique, bravura performance, wit and a flair for the off-beat and innovative will be embodied in the Company’s 12th Season. Former American Ballet Theatre star Susan Jaffe has emerged as a choreographic talent to watch who is taking exhilarating classical technique beyond its boundaries to make decidedly edgy and finely crafted dances. Yuri Zhukov’s Railroad Joint was a hit of Company C’s 2013 Gala performance, and this expanded version will now take its place on the main stage season set to a trance-like score that combines electronic music with train sounds and superbly athletic dancing. Nine Person Precision Ball Passing is a taut and riveting exploration of the finer points of movement as nine dancers circulate colorful balls in a witty, rapid-fire stream that is part dance and part living puzzle. Completing the program is Charles Anderson’s signature movement essay to Ravel’s iconic score.
Susan JaffeWeather OneWorld PremiereFormer American Ballet Theatre star Susan Jaffe takes exhilarating classical technique beyond its boundaries with a world premiere set to Weather One, the first movement of a string sextet by Michael Gordon that was inspired by the chaotic scheme of weather patterns.
Charles MoultonNine Person Precision Ball PassingPart dance and part living puzzle, Nine Person Precision Ball Passing is a taut and riveting exploration of the finer points of movement.
Yuri ZhukovRailroad JointZhukov’s Railroad Joint was a hit of Company C’s 2013 Gala performance, and this expanded version will now take its place on the main stage. The superbly athletic dancing is set to a trance-like score that combines electronic music with train sound.
Charles AndersonBoléroBoléro, an audience favorite in 2013, Anderson’s signature movement essay to Ravel’s iconic score complete the winter program.
Celebrate Company C Contemporary Ballet’s 12th season at our annual Gala Celebration Saturday, February 15, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm.
For more information about the Company, visit www.companycballet.org
Carl Flink (with John Bohannon)Modest Proposal
Charles Anderson What’s Behind Door #3