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SAN JOSE BALLET TROUPE SHARES GOODWILL TOUR EXPERIENCES, THOUGHTS ON BLOG POSTINGS
Article Launched: 06/15/2008 01:32:11 AM
Since departing for China on May 17, the San Jose Ballet has been maintaining an extensive blog site on the tour at www.balletsanjose.org
. In addition to photos from company photographer John Gerbetz and others, members of the troupe have been posting their thoughts about the trip. Here is just a small sampling:
Artistic director Dennis Nahat on the performances:
The performances have taken all our audiences by surprise. One told me, "We don't think of America as having ballet. . . . We see so many Russian companies. . . . We have never seen such beautiful dancing and production ever."
One family came back two times and others wished we could stay longer to tell their friends. And the Shenzhen Daily News headline was "Ballet San Jose, Not to be Missed."