Silicon Valley Ballet Announces International Eight-City Tour to Spain

San Francisco Bay Area

January 25, 2016
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Silicon Valley Ballet Announces International Eight-City Tour to Spain

Performances in Santander, Madrid, Cuenca, Pamplona, Teatro Breton, Ebro, Leon and Oviedo
January 28-February 15, 2016

San Jose, CA, January 25, 2016: Silicon Valley Ballet (SVB) announces an international eight-city tour to Spain in Santander, Madrid, Cuenca, Pamplona, Teatro Breton, Ebro, Leon, and Oviedo. Under the Artistic Leadership of international ballet icon José Manuel Carreño, the company was invited on the 12-performance tour including an opening performance at the Festival Palace in Santander on January 23rd. SVB was invited to Spain by Solano y Garcia Productions, who is presenting the company. This marks SVB’s first visit to Spain.

“We are thrilled to have this one-of-a-kind experience,” said SVB’s Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the Company to be presented abroad and gain international exposure. We are performing a selection of my favorite works and will bring these pieces back to San Jose for Director’s Choice in mid-February.”

SVB will present four works at each of the performances on the tour: a choice of two Pas de Deux in the classical Cuban, virtuoso style, Glow-Stop (2006) by Jorma Elo, Prism (2014) by international choreographer Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa, and Minus 16 (1999) by Israeli choreographer, Ohad Naharin.

The tour programming reflects Mr. Carreño’s personal selection for SVB’s Director’s Choice program, premiering in San Jose, California on February 19-21, 2016. This also represents the first time Mr. Carreño presents his own choreography, with the classical Pas de Deux reflecting his virtuoso Cuban heritage of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.

SVB Company Performances
January 28, 29, 30, 2016, 8:30 pm and January 31, 6:00 pm: Teatro del Canal, Madrid
February 3, 8:30 pm: Auditorio de Cuenca, Cuenca
February 5, 2016, 8:30 pm: Auditorio Baluarte, Pamplona
February 6, 2016, 8:30 pm: Teatro Breton de los Herrereros, Logroño
February 7, 2016, 8:30 pm: Teatro Apolo, Miranda de Ebro
February 11 and 12, 2016, 9:00 pm: Auditorio de Leon, Leon
February 13, 2016, 8:30 pm: Teatro Campoamor de Oviedo, Oviedo

Program Information
Le Corsaire Pas de Deux
Choreography: José Manuel Carreño after Marius Petipa
Music: Adolphe Adam arranged by Riccardo Drigo
Costumes: José Manuel Carreño and Marina Agabekov

Diana and Acteon Pas de Deux
Choreography: José Manuel Carreño after Marius Petipa
Music: Cesare Pugni
Costumes: José Manuel Carreño and Marina Agabekov

2. GLOW-STOP (2006)
Choreographer: Jorma Elo
Music: Amadeus Mozart and Philip Glass
Lighting: Brad Fields
Costumes: Zack Brown

3. PRISM (2014)
Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music: Keith Jarrett
Lighting: Clifton Taylor
Costumes: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

4. MINUS 16 (1999)
Choreography: Ohad Naharin
Music: Various Artists
Lighting: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Costumes: Ohad Naharin

Tour Sponsors
SVB gratefully acknowledges the support of Casto Travel and Solano y Garcia Productions.

About Silicon Valley Ballet
SVB is one of the two largest ballet companies in California, with 32 dancers from five continents performing in 21, fully-staged performances of mixed-repertory programs and full-length ballets in downtown San Jose. Artistic Direction is provided by international dance icon, Cuban-born José Manuel Carreño. Among others, SVB presents works approved by the Balanchine Trust, Estate of Roland Petit, and by contemporary choreographers including Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor and Ohad Naharin. Through its strategic partnership with American Ballet Theatre, the Silicon Valley Ballet School trains more than 350 students per year. SVB serves more than 40,000 local students and audience members annually, and has an active community engagement program, offering free dance classes, performances and scholarships to over 3,000 families annually. Silicon Valley Ballet was established in 1986 by Artistic Director Dennis Nahat as San Jose Cleveland Ballet.

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Shannon Atlas
Public Relations for the Arts

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