Our 2010-2011 Season!   1 comment

For reference or just plain curiosity, here is all the information you need on our 2010-2011 season!  This will be a wonderful page to send your friends or family members who need any information on our upcoming shows.  This is going to me an amazing season!  We will post more information and behind-the-scenes updates as each so draws near!

2010-2011 SEASON

San Diego, CA… the San Diego Ballet Company (SDB), under the leadership of co-directors Robin Sherertz-Morgan and Javier Velasco, will present three distinct programs, as part of its 2010-2011 SEASON.

Of the three series of performances, the first up will be…

FIREBIRD AND REPETOIRE

October 23, 2010

Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza, San Diego

Directed and Choreographed by Javier Velasco

“…sheer joy…” – San Diego Union-Tribune

FIREBIRD was the first ballet created in the eight-year collaboration between SDB, Culture Shock San Diego and Young Audiences of San Diego. Later pieces have included Carnival of the Animals and Alice in Wonderland. Danced to Stravinsky’s thrilling score, FIREBIRD features not just Velasco’s modern/ballet fusion staging but hip hop dance performed by San Diego’s first and finest hip hop crew, Culture Shock San Diego.  Says Velasco, “ When the Firebird music starts it’s just impossible not to get swept up in the mystery and magic of the story. It was a natural choice for us, fun for audiences of all ages. “

Also on the program will be the world premiere of two new pieces, CONCERTO CLASSICO and HOW HIGH THE MOON.

CONCERTO CLASSICO is a neoclassical treatment of the much-loved Concerto de Aranjuez for classical Spanish guitar. “We have a group of new dancers with the company this year,” says Velasco. “I wanted to give them something that they could show off a bit in and also allow me (and our audience) to get to know them as dancers. The music itself has been interpreted by a variety of artists from Miles Davis to Herb Alpert to Led Zeppelin. You may not think that you are familiar with the piece, but when you hear the second movement, you will get the distinct feeling that you have known it all your life.”

HOW HIGH THE MOON is one of the types of pieces SDB has become known for. Bright. Bouncy. Jazzy. And fun! “ I heard the music of Les Paul and Mary Ford a few years back,” says Velasco. “The clarity, and intricacy of the early electric guitar experimentation just sounded like a natural accompaniment to the precision of the pointe work used in ballet. What a better marriage than the steel strings of a guitar and the steely toes of a ballerina. I didn’t realize until after I chose to do these two pieces that they both featured guitars as main instruments. Maybe we should have called this show POINTE SHOES AND PICKS or TUTUS AND TWELVE STRINGS or…”

SDB will then tour to Texas and Montana, returning home to perform the family classic…

THE NUTCRACKER

By Peter Tchaikovsky

December 4- December 5, 2010

Birch North Park Theater

Co-produced with the Grossmont Symphony

Decenber 16 – December 17, 2010

Mandeville Auditorium, La Jolla

Directed & Choreographed by Robin Sherertz-Morgan and Javier Velasco

“…While visions of Sugarplums danced in their heads…”

Leaping Cossacks! Flurries of Snowflakes! and a Legion of Rats! See them all swoop and soar across San Diego stages in America’s Favorite Holiday Event! In its 21st year, this ballet fantasy features a cast of over 100 beautifully costumed dancers, reveling in Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Come and join San Diego Ballet on an enchanting journey through a landscape of Yuletide dreams. Bring the entire family!

THE NUTCRACKER will be followed by the return of last year’s World Premiere…

ROMEO ET JULIET

By Sergei Prokofiev

February 11 -13, 2011

Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza, San Diego

Directed and Choreographed by Javier Velasco

“romantic… assured… expressive… seductive. Velasco mixes things up with the skill of a master chef… making it taste divine.” – San Diego Union-Tribune

Lovely and lyrical. Compelling and heartbreaking. SDB’s production of Shakespeare’s classic tale of doomed love brought audiences to their feet at its unveiling.

Says Velasco, “Romeo and Juliet is hardly a novel idea for a ballet. I wanted to make sure that in my version of the piece, I was creating more of what Romeo and Juliet has come to mean to us. Meaning, I wanted to focus on the intimacy of two young people in love… something as fast and fleeting as that first, sudden, sensation of passion and desire.”

Javier Velasco has been hailed by the San Diego Union-Tribune as “San Diego’s answer to Jerome Robbins” and was listed among people to watch in the art and theater scene by San Diego Magazine. He has supplied dances for productions at the La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe and has a long-standing relationship with the San Diego Repertory Theatre, where he has directed and choreographed productions of Hairspray, A Christmas Carol, Cabaret and Suds, and many others. He currently serves as artistic director of the San Diego Ballet having created over 60 original pieces for the company since it’s inception.

San Diego Ballet is a 21-year-old organization dedicated to bringing the finest quality dance productions to San Diego. Our studios are located at Dance Place San Diego 2650 Truxtun Road, at the NTC Promenade in Point Loma. For further information, call (619) 294-7378. E-mail: sandiegoballet@aol.com. Or visit our website at http://www.sandiegoballet.org

For press comps, please contact Javier Velasco at 619/294-7378 or at sandiegoballet@aol.com

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Posted September 17, 2010 by sdballet in Uncategorized

One response to “Our 2010-2011 Season!

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  1. Keep up the good work! Great blog. I’m sure dancers are rehearsing hard for the upcoming performances! Good luck!

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