Ballet San Jose to Present World Premieres by Nahat and Gray in 2005-06

Classic Arts News   Ballet San Jose to Present World Premieres by Nahat and Gray in 2005-06
 
Two world premieres are on the schedule for Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley's 2005-06 season.

One, a new Firebird, choreographed by artistic director Dennis Nahat and set to the score by Stravinsky, will premiere in October, along with a revival of Flemming Flindt's Phaedra, set to music by Philip Glass.

The other, Cinema Soundtracks, is choreographed by Dennis Gray and set to various movie themes. Cinema Soundtracks will have its premiere in November, and will share a program with Nahat's Grand Pas de Dix, with music by Glazounov.

The company's schedule also includes Nahat's evening-length Romeo and Juliet in March 2006, his Slavonic and Hungarian Dances in April, and his Nutcracker in December 2005.

The company will present Lise la Cour's Little Mermaid, with music by Danish composer Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, in May.

Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley began in 1985 as a dual-city partnership with Cleveland Ballet, which Nahat founded. The company moved permanently to San Jose in 2000.


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