Ballet San Jose's 2012 season is split into three programs, March 2 to May 6.
Ballet San Jose’s 2012 season features three programs with a diverse repertoire that includes both traditional and modern works, as well a number of notable company premieres.
Highlights include Jerome Robbins’ “Interplay,” Clark Tippet’s “Brunch Violin Concerto” and Ben Stevenson’s full-length ballet “Cinderella.”
In the wake of changes to Ballet San Jose‘s Board of Trustees and internal artistic staff, namely the succession of Lorraine Gilmore as chair and Raymond Rodriguez as Principal Ballet Master, this year marks an important transitional period as the company moves forward.
Program One runs from March 2-4, and opens with the classic “Paquita,” modeled after Marius Petipa’s late 19th century revival with music by Ludwig Minkus. “Interplay,” a celebrated American classic and with four movements by legendary West Side Story choreographer Robbins, is next on the bill, followed by David Lichine’s one-act “Graduation Ball.”
The second program, scheduled for April 13-15, begins with the company premiere of George Balanchine’s “Allegro Brillante” set to Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s uncompleted “Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat, Opus 75.”