An interview with Ballet San Jose artistic adviser Wes Chapman
Indeed, he did. Sixteen years later, Chapman has returned to the Bay Area in the newly created post of artistic adviser of Ballet San Jose and he promises big changes in repertoire and the standard of dancing. Before all that, Ballet San Jose needs to raise some money, which is why the company is launching its 2012-13 season with a gala of dance and music Saturday evening.
One suspects that the ousting last year of founding Artistic Director Dennis Nahat may have alienated some of the company's financial backers and possibly encouraged new sources of support. But that is a matter that Chapman, who came aboard in January, cannot discuss.