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Company C Contemporary Ballet is pleased to announce its fifth season of bringing exemplary contemporary choreography to the Bay Area. The Company will present Program A of its 2008 repertoire including works by David Parsons, Antony Tudor, Alexandre Proia and Artistic Director, Charles Anderson at the Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, February 9-10, 2008.

The Envelope
New to the Company C Contemporary Ballet's 2008 repertoire will be David Parsons' hilarious signature work The Envelope. Set to Rossini, the ballet pits seven dancers in black hooded garments and aviator goggles against a persistent piece of stationery. Described as "ingenious" by Anna Kisselgoff of the New York Times, this deceptively simple work is one of Parsons' best creations. Jaime Martinez, former Associate Artistic Director and a founding member of Parsons' Dance, set the work on the Company in September.

Dark Elegies
Also on the program will be Antony Tudor's rarely performed 1937 masterpiece, Dark Elegies, in which Tudor laid important groundwork for the development of contemporary ballet and modern dance. His masterful use of emotionally motivated movement, set to heartbreakingly beautiful songs by Gustav Mahler, tells a story of grief and loss in a small community.

Rhapsody in Blue
Program A also includes Alexandre Proia's Rhapsody in Blue, a playful, flirtatious ballet for four dancers. Commissioned by the 2007 Mendocino Music Festival for a performance of Gershwin's famous classical-jazz composition, Rhapsody in Blue returns to the repertoire for a second season after earning standing ovations from audiences in 2007.

The final piece on the program will be Artistic Director Charles Anderson's Hush. Re-choreographed in 2007 to include male dancers, this ballet is a graceful exploration of movement quality choreographed to the musical collaboration of Bobbi McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma.

$30 adult / $20 student and senior.

Official Website: http://www.companycballet.org

Added by FullCalendar on January 10, 2008

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