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THE FIREBIRD at Ballet San Jose, May 1-4, 2008


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Posted 12 March 2008 - 12:02 PM

From the company:


[size=3] Ballet San Jose presents... THE FIREBIRD[/size]


LOCATION: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose

PRICES: $25-$82 (discounts for students, seniors and groups)

BOX OFFICE: 408.288.2800
40 North First Street in downtown San Jose
Buy online at www.balletsanjose.org
Group Sales: 408.288.2820 x 204


THE FIREBIRD May 1-4, 2008
Choreography: Dennis Nahat
Music: The Firebird
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Scenery and Costumes: Ian Falconer
Lighting: Kenneth Keith
Danced to a groundbreaking score by Igor Stravinsky, this Russian fairy tale tells of a prince who captures the mysterious Firebird. To gain her release, the Firebird gives the prince a feather, with the promise of her magic intercession if he should ever need it. Little does he realize how soon he will have to call on her, and how many people she will be asked to save from the monstrous ruler of the enchanted forest, The Immortal Kastchei. When Dennis Nahat's version of the classic story had its world premiere in October, 2005 it won rave reviews and audience acclaim. With three-dimensional scenery and dynamic costumes by Ian Falconer that range from the beautiful to the ghoulish, this FIREBIRD will wow adults and children alike with its passion, its drama and its magic.

Presented with: MENDELSSOHN SYMPHONY
Choreography: Dennis Nahat
Music: Symphony #4 in A Major, Opus 90
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Set to Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, "The Italian", Nahat creates a memorable work (first performed by American Ballet Theatre in 1971) by showcasing his signature style of varied tempos and rhythms. An abstract, joyful ballet undertaken in the classical style, the piece progresses through four movements that culminate in a lively saltarello.

DATES/TIMES
Thursday, May 1 at 8:00pm
Friday, May 2 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 3 at 1:30pm (children's 1-hour matinee) and 8:00pm
Sunday, May 4 at 1:30pm (full-length matinee)


NOTE: Pricing for the Children's Matinee on Saturday, May 3rd is reduced. Tickets: $16-$47


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