Articles by Jeanie K. Smith

Review: ‘Carmen’ and ‘Who Cares?’ by San Jose Ballet

Review: ‘Carmen’ and ‘Who Cares?’ by San Jose Ballet

Executive director Dennis Nahat’s most recent production was as pleasing and satisfying as it was thrilling and exciting.

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Review: ‘Swan Lake’

Review: ‘Swan Lake’

Natalie Portman may have won an Oscar for playing a wacko ballerina in “Black Swan,” but that movie will fade with time—unlike the real “Swan Lake,” which has lasted more than 130 years already and just received a marvelous production by Ballet San Jose.

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

For something refreshingly different that retains all the beauty and wonder of the tradition, make it to Ballet San Jose’s ‘Nutcracker,’ which keeps the familiar plot but adds touches of a magical dream world.

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