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 Post subject: Ballet San Jose News
PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:23 pm 
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PRESS CONTACTS

for Tensilica:
Paula Jones
(408) 327-7343
paula@tensilica.com

Erika Powelson
(831) 424-1811
erika@taniscomm.com


For Ballet San Jose:
Lee Kopp
(408) 288-2820 x 210
lkopp@balletsanjose.org


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Ballet San Jose dancers, Tiffany Glenn, Maria Jacobs and Beth Ann Namey will
be among the professional ballerinas participating in Tensilica's trade show
booth at Design Automation Conferrence, July 24-27 in Moscone Center, San
Francisco.
Photos by John Gerbetz

Entitled "The Art of SOC Design", this unique presentation will bring
together an artist, SOC designers and professional ballet dancers
to create a new mural each day.
The four completed murals are being sold to raise money for Ballet San Jose.


TENSILICA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO RAISE $20,000 FOR BALLET SAN JOSE
AT DESIGN AUTOMATION CONFERENCE (DAC)
JULY 24-27 IN SAN FRANCISCO

ATTENDEES FIND THEIR ARTISTIC SIDE IN PAINTING HUGE MURALS

SANTA CLARA, CA, ­ July 6, 2006 ­Tensilica³, Inc., a developer of
configurable and standard microprocessor cores, is launching a campaign to
raise $20,000 for Ballet San Jose (California) at this year¹s Design
Automation Conference (DAC), July 24-27 at the Moscone Convention Center in
San Francisco. DAC is a conference attended by over 10,000 engineers who
design integrated circuits, or chips. By painting 10"x10" canvases,
conference attendees will artistically contribute to giant murals, designed
by German artist Lothar Krebs, that will be given to leading Silicon Valley
companies that make substantial donations to Ballet San Jose. Ballerinas
from Ballet San Jose will be assisting the artists in the Tensilica booth,
number 3548 at the front of the North Hall.

"Every chip designer is, in many ways, an artist. So at DAC, we¹re
celebrating the artist within each of us by letting attendees paint parts of
giant pictures that tell the story of chip design," stated Chris Rowen,
Tensilica¹s president and CEO. "We¹ll use this artwork to support another
art ­ ballet. Ballet San Jose is an integral part of our Silicon Valley
culture and deserves widespread support."

During the 4-day DAC exhibition, attendees will be able to paint part of a
different picture each day. The first montage will showcase state-of-the-art
system-on-chip (SOC) design, which allows engineers to put complex
multi-faceted electronics onto a single chip. The second painting will
reflect how these complex SOCs are used in telecommunications applications
ranging from cellular phones and telephone switches to Internet routers and
global positioning satellite (GPS) devices. The third painting will
highlight SOC design for entertainment and feature applications such as
high-definition TV, television on cell phones, games, digital cameras and
camcorders, and MP3 audio players. The fourth painting will show how
electronic design has evolved over the past, from simple, single-transistor
designs in the 1950s to today¹s chips that contain a hundred million
transistors or more. Tensilica has been a major innovator in the way chips
are designed, with an automated approach that can slice months from the
design and verification effort of chips used in a wide variety of
applications.

Several Silicon Valley companies are considering making a $5,000 donation to
Ballet San Jose to acquire one of these large (80" tall x 140" wide)
paintings. They plan to display these paintings in their lobbies or other
gallery areas. Companies or individuals interested in more information about
aquiring one of the murals should contact Paula Jones, Director of Corporate
Communications at paula@tensilica.com

About The Artist ­ Lothar Krebs
Lothar Krebs, born in Hanau Germany in 1961, is a painter and illustrator
who has become famous for his Puzzle Picture Paintings, which allow a large
number of people to participate in creating a unique montage. Krebs creates
the master plan for the art piece, then distributes portions of that plan
onto smaller canvasses in outline form so large groups can participate. He
has created Puzzle Picture Paintings for company events and trade shows for
companies such as Deutsche Bank, Paulaner, Pfizer and Siemens. More
information is available at www.krebsillustration.de.

About Ballet San Jose
Ballet San Jose has become known as one of the most innovative,
"classically-based" ballet companies in the country, with a resident company
of 33 dancers from 12 countries around the world. Ballet San Jose performs
to over 60,000 theater attendees annually. In addition to a four-program
season, and their annual production of "The Nutcracker", Ballet San Jose
also produces a series of ballets for young audiences. This season
includes the American Premiere of "The Tinderbox", a ballet based on a Hans
Christian Andersen fairy tale. The company also runs a non-profit,
year-round ballet school and donates thousands of tickets each year to Bay
Area social and service organizations through their extensive outreach
program. More information is available at www.balletsanjose.org.

About Tensilica
Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU and specialty DSP
processors on the market today, in both an off-the-shelf format via the
Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with
the Xtensa processor family. Tensilica¹s low-power, benchmark-proven
processors have been designed into high-volume products at industry leading
companies in the digital consumer, networking and telecommunications
markets. All Tensilica processor cores are complete with a matching software
development tool environment, portfolio of system simulation models, and
hardware implementation tool support. For more information on Tensilica's
patented approach to the creation of application-specific building blocks
for SOC design, visit www.tensilica.com.


# # #


Editors¹ Notes:
* Tensilica and Xtensa are registered trademarks belonging to Tensilica Inc.
NVIDIA and GoForce are registered trademarks of NVIDIA, Inc. All other
company and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of
their respective owners.
* Tensilica¹s announced licensees include ALPS, AMCC (JNI Corporation),
Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, ATI, Avago Technologies, Avision, Bay
Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Broadcom, Cisco Systems,
Conexant Systems, Cypress, Crimson Microsystems, ETRI, FUJIFILM
Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, Hughes Network Systems, Ikanos
Communications, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell,
MediaWorks, NEC Laboratories America, NEC Corporation, NetEffect, Neterion,
Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd.,
PnpNetwork Technologies, Inc., sci-worx, Seiko Epson, Solid State Systems,
Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, u-Nav
Microelectronics,Victor Company of Japan (JVC) and WiQuest Communications.



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Lee Kopp
Director, Marketing & Publicity
Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley
40 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 288-2820 x210 office
lkopp@balletsanjose.org
(408) 839-2379 cell


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 Post subject: BLUE SUEDE SHOES returns to Ballet San Jose
PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:24 pm 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2006
Media Contact: Lee Kopp,
(408) 288-2820 ext. 210

BLUE SUEDE SHOES
Rock 'n' Roll Ballet is Back in San Jose, March 16-22, 2007


Get ready to "Shake, Rattle and Roll."
Ballet San Jose has announced the final remaining program slot in its
2006-07 "Season of Favorites." Dennis Nahat¹s BLUE SUEDE SHOES, set to the
music of Elvis Presley, will run March 16-22, 2007 at the San Jose Center
for the Performing Arts. This slot in the season was previously listed as
"To Be Announced". Subscriptions to the entire four-show season are now on
sale. Single tickets to BLUE SUEDE SHOES will go on sale later this summer
after subscriber's initial orders are filled.

BLUE SUEDE SHOES combines classical dance with classic rock in a one-act
ballet danced to 36 master recordings of Elvis Presley's greatest hits.
The $1.2 million production features choreography by Dennis Nahat and 280
lavish costumes and 16 sets by award-winning designer Bob Mackie. Since its
creation in 1996, the popular ballet has brought the company nearly $7
million dollars in ticket sales--more than any other Ballet San Jose
production except THE NUTCRACKER.

BLUE SUEDE SHOES had its world premiere on May 24, 1996 at the State
Theatre, Playhouse Square Center, in Cleveland, Ohio. The West Coast
premiere was on April 24, 1997 at the San Jose Center for the Performing
Arts in San Jose, California. It was last performed in April of 2002 in San
Jose. It has been seen by millions of viewers on PBS stations across the
country and is still one of the Company¹s most requested pieces. Explains
Dennis Nahat, "Everywhere we go, every time I speak at an event...someone
comes up and asks me when we will do BLUE SUEDE SHOES again. It is our most
requested ballet. People just love it. It resonates with all ages, all
types of people. This is one ballet that transcends socio-economic
boundaries. It's the story, it¹s the music, it's the look of the piece. It
makes you laugh and cry and hope. You always leave the theatre humming the
tunes and feeling good about life."

The story opens in 1950s "Anytown" USA and mirrors birth of rock 'n' roll
through several incidents in Elvis Presley¹s life. The story is built
around three high school buddies who are nearing graduation. We follow
them from school to the Hot Dog Drive-In to a farewell party before they are
inducted into the army. Once stationed in Germany, the boys are separated.
One loses his girlfriend while away; another boy learns that his mother has
died; the third searches for friendship, but finds himself very much alone.
Returning home from the service, the boys discover that life has changed
dramatically. They are reunited and set out to celebrate at a local
nightclub. A fight ensues over an old high school beauty and the boys end
up in a sizzling "Jail House Rock". Once released, all of the past
characters from their lives join them in the big finale as they go off to
seek their fame, fortune and the American Dream...each wearing a pair of
blue suede shoes.

BLUE SUEDE SHOES plays March 16-22 at San Jose Center for the Performing
Arts in downtown San Jose. It is part of a four-program season that
includes a new production of GISELLE (November 16-19, 2006), a Valentine's
Weekend repertory program featuring Dennis Nahat's ONTOGENY with the Company
Premiere of Lew Christianson's IL DISTRATTO (February 15-18, 2007), and the
return of MIDDLE KINGDOM--ANCIENT CHINA, the popular East-Meets-West,
full-length work from Nahat and Yong Yao of Chinese Performing Artists of
America (April 26-29). Season Subscriptions are available now from the
Ballet Box Office, (408) 288-2800 or by downloading an order form from the
web site at www.balletsanjose.org. Prices range from $90 to $260 per
subscription with discounts for students and seniors in some orchestra and
balcony sections. Single tickets for BLUE SUEDE SHOES will be released for
sale later this summer. Prices will range from $25 to $78 with discounts
for students, seniors and groups.

Elvis and Elvis Presley are registered trademarks of
Elvis PresleyEnterprises, Inc. ©Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Note: Digital images from the production are available from the Press Room
on the Ballet website: www.balletsanjose.org
DIRECTIONS:
Go to: www.balletsanjose.org
At the top left-hand corner of the homepage touch your cursor to PRESS ROOM.
Titles will appear...click on PHOTO DOWNLOADS.
Under User ID, enter: Ballet (with a capital B)
Under Password, enter: PressPass (just the way you see it here)
Hit the login button. (Do NOT just hit enter on your keyboard)
Scroll down to your show choice and help yourself to high resolution images.



FACT SHEET

BLUE SUEDE SHOES
March 16-22, 2007

Choreographer: Dennis Nahat
Sets & Costumes: Bob Mackie
Composers: Various
Music: 36 Elvis Presley master recordings
First Performed: May 29, 1996 at the State Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio

SHORT BYTE: Ballet San Jose presents Dennis Nahat¹s BLUE SUEDE SHOES set to
the music of Elvis Presley March 16-22, 2007 at San Jose Center for the
Performing Arts. The popular 90-minute ballet features the sets and
costumes of Bob Mackie and 36 re-mastered recordings of some of Elvis
Presley's biggest hits.

Location
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose, CA

Tickets
Single Tickets/$25 to $78
(Single tickets are not yet available; subscriptions only at this time)
Ballet Box Office: (408) 288-2800
Tickets are also available through our website: www.balletsanjose.org
Group, Senior and Student Discounts Available

Additional press materials and photos are available.
Press Contact: Lee Kopp (408) 288-2820 ext. 210
lkopp@balletsanjose.org

Elvis and Elvis Presley are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley
Enterprises, Inc.
©Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.



Lee Kopp
Director, Marketing & Publicity
Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley
40 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 288-2820 x210 office
lkopp@balletsanjose.org
(408) 839-2379 cell


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 Post subject: OSTRICHES SUPPORT BALLET SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:24 pm 
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OSTRICHES SUPPORT BALLET SCHOOL

What: Ballet San Jose School Scholarship Fundraiser
When: Sunday, October 1st from 2pm to 5pm
Where: Silver Oaks Ostrich Ranch in Morgan Hill
Events: This family-friendly event includes live music, BBQ, wine
tasting, horse-drawn wagon rides to see ostriches, miniature donkeys,
and other animals, a silent auction, a Ballet School performance, and
presentation of a scholarship to this year's winner of the Betts
Cartwright Scholarship. Dress is casual.

Price: $50 for adults and $20 for children over 5; under 5, free.
(Family pricing available for multiple children.)

Call (408) 288-2820 x 240
or email sandi@conniff.name

MORE INFORMATION:

Ostriches Help Raise Scholarships for Ballet School

Chris and Susan Hoebich, owners of the Silver Oaks Ranch in Morgan
Hill, will host a special "child-friendly" event on Sunday afternoon,
October 1st to help raise funds for the Betts Cartwright Scholarship Fund
benefiting Ballet San Jose School.

Rarely open to the public, the 450-acre property with four reservoirs
with a mile of the beautiful Uvas Creek running through it was a working
ostrich ranch for many years, raising 700 of the birds at the height of the
business. The Hoebichs supplied many of the fine restaurants and upscale
markets in the greater Bay Area with ostrich meat and eggs. The hides
were exported to Mexico or used for making handbags for local boutiques.
There are still some 70 ostriches on the property along with a small herd of
Belted Galloway cows, a pair of working draft horses, miniature donkeys,
geese and chickens.

The Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley Council has organized a special event to
be held on the ranch on Sunday, October 1st from 2pm to 5pm. The afternoon
will feature a barbecue, live music provided by Jim Stevens and Friends, a
performance by students of Ballet San Jose School, a draft-horse wagon
tour of the ostrich pens and other animal areas, a silent auction, and the
presentation of the Betts Cartwright Scholarship to this year's recipient.
Caterer is the Malibu Grill.

Betts Cartwright was president of the Ballet Council from 1994 to 1996
and an ardent supporter of the Ballet Company and school. She accepted the
Presidency thinking that she had beaten cancer, but in fact, she died of the
disease before her term expired. The Ballet Council named the school
scholarship fund in her memory. Thus far, six students from the school have
received the Cartwright scholarship.

The Silver Oaks Ranch is located off Uvas Road in Morgan Hill. Tickets for
the event will be $50 for adults and $20 for children over 5 yeaars old;
under 5 are free. (Discount are available for multiple child tickets.) For
reservations, call the Ballet Council hotline at (408) 288-2820 x 240 or
email: sandi@conniff.name

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PHOTO CAPTION:
JIM STEVENS & FRIENDS to perform for
BALLET SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
Popular Country/Folk band Jim Stevens and Friends will perform their blend
of country, folk, and humor for the Ballet San Jose School Scholarship
Fundraiser October 1st at the Silver Oaks Ostrich Ranch in Morgan Hill.
(Left to right) Lee Kopp, Jim Stevens, and Mark and Debra Harville.
Photo: Ballet San Jose



Lee Kopp
Director, Marketing & Publicity
Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley
40 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 288-2820 x210 office
lkopp@balletsanjose.org
(408) 839-2379 cell


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 Post subject: 2006-07 Season BALLET SAN JOSE
PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:27 pm 
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Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley has shortened its name to:
BALLET SAN JOSE

BALLET SAN JOSE
Dennis Nahat, Artistic/Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2006
Media Contact: (Press calls only) Lee Kopp (408) 288-2820 x 210

BALLET SAN JOSE
Announces 2006-07 SEASON

Ballet San Jose has announced its 2006-07 "Season of Favorites" which
includes a four-program subscription series, an expanded series of
children's ballet productions, and its perennial holiday production of THE
NUTCRACKER. Ballet SJSV Artistic / Executive Director Dennis Nahat has
selected some favorites from a long list of requests from our theater-goers.

The season opens in November with the long-awaited return of the two-act
classic, GISELLE, choreographed by Dennis Nahat after the original by Jean
Coralli and Jules Perrot in 1841. Last performed in San Jose in 1994, this
production will have a new look with a fresh set design and revamped
costumes. The Adolphe Adam score will be performed live by Symphony Silicon
Valley.

A mixed-rep program for the Valentine's Day weekend includes Dennis Nahat's
ballet
LE STYLE CLASSIC, set to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 39 and
Nahat's "life-cycle" dance, ONTOGENY, set to Karl Husa's Pulizer
Prize-winning String Quartet No. 3. The Company debut of Lew Christensen's
1967 comic ballet IL DISTRATTO danced to Symphony No. 60 by Franz Joseph
Haydn, and a bravura Grand Pas De Deux from the ballet repertoire, will
complete this romantic program.

BLUE SUEDE SHOES returns to San Jose to fill the March slot in the season
with 36 master recordings from Elvis Presley, Nahat's imaginative
choreography and eye-popping sets and costumes by Bob Mackie. BLUE SUEDE
SHOES is our most requested ballet.

The final production of the mainstage season is the return of MIDDLE
KINGDOM-ANCIENT CHINA, Nahat's stunningly beautiful full-length
collaboration with choreographer Yong Yao of Chinese Performing Artists of
America. With sets and authentic costumes designed by Ching Shyu (created
in China) and a commissioned score by local composer Phil Young, East truly
does meet West in this not-to-be-missed performance for the entire family.


Available as a subscription add-on is the annual holiday production of
Dennis Nahat's THE NUTCRACKER, running December 14 through 24. With Symphony
Silicon Valley performing Tchaikovsky's most memorable score, more than 65
dancers bring a fantasy world alive on stage with 11 evocative sets and over
150 festive costumes by designer David Guthrie. This production is a Bay
Area family favorite year-after-year.


CHILDREN'S SERIES ANNOUNCEMENTS
A special one-hour version of THE NUTCRACKER will also be available for
single ticket buyers or as part of the Children's Subscription Series. In
May, Ballet San Jose School director Lise la Cour continues her
presentations of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales with THE TINDERBOX.
And a special program entitled POINT TO POINTE "The Making of a Ballet
Dancer" will give our young audiences a rare behind-the-scenes perspective
on the professional world of dance.

Subscriptions are available now from the Ballet Box Office, (408) 288-2800
or by downloading an order form from the web site at www.balletsanjose.org.
Prices range from $90 to $260 per subscription with discounts for students
and seniors in some orchestra and balcony sections.



NOTE * NOTE * NOTE * NOTE
HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS AVAILABLE TO YOU ON OUR WEBSITE

Go to: www.balletsanjose.org
At the top left-hand corner of the homepage touch your cursor to PRESS ROOM.
Titles will appear...click on PHOTO DOWNLOADS.
Under User ID, enter: Ballet (with a capital B)
Under Password, enter: PressPass (just the way you see it here)
Hit the login button. (Do NOT just hit enter on your keyboard)
Scroll down to your show choice and help yourself to high resolution images.




THE 2006-07 SEASON AT A GLANCE

November 16-19, 2006
GISELLE (Nahat/Adam)

December 14-24, 2006
THE NUTCRACKER (Nahat/Tchaikovsky)
Available as a subscription add-on

February 15-18, 2007
LE STYLE CLASSIC (Nahat/Mozart)
ONTOGENY (Nahat/Husa)
IL DISTRATTO (Christensen/Haydn)
DON QUIXOTE GRAND PAS DE DEUX (Nahat after Petipa/Minkus)

March 16-22, 2007
BLUE SUEDE SHOES (Nahat/Various. 36 master recordings by Elvis Presley)

April 26-29. 2007
MIDDLE KINGDOM--ANCIENT CHINA (Nahat, Yao/Young)

Special Children's Series Offering
May 19-20, 2007
THE TINDERBOX (Lise la Cour/ Bent Fabricius-Bjerre)
Available as a subscription add-on or as part of the Children's Series
Subscription
***

SUBSCRIPTION PRICES: $90 to $260 for the 4-program season.
Student and Senior discounts may apply to some Orchestra and Balcony
seating.

BOX OFFICE: (408) 288-2800
or download subscription order form from www.balletsanjose.org

All performances will be held at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts,
255 Almaden Boulevard (at Park Avenue) in San Jose with the exception of
THE TINDERBOX which will be performed in the California Theatre,
345 South First Street in downtown San Jose.



--
Lee Kopp
Director, Marketing & Publicity
Ballet San Jose
40 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 288-2820 x210 office
lkopp@balletsanjose.org
(408) 839-2379 cell


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