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 Post subject: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:11 am 
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From the San Jose Mercury News,

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Shorter Ballet San Jose season to feature `Penzance,' Chinese-American premiere

By Anita Amirrezvani

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Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley's 2004-05 season, announced Wednesday, will include a world premiere collaboration with the Chinese Performing Artists of America and two company premieres.
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 9:13 am 
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From the San Francisco Chronicle,

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Coming up are works by Smuin, Gray

Chronicle Staff Report Saturday, May 8, 2004

Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley's 2004-05 season will include two company premieres by Michael Smuin and Daryl Gray, and a collaboration with Chinese Performing Artists of America, artistic director Dennis Nahat announced last week.
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 Post subject: Re: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 9:48 am 
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From the San Jose Mercury News,

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S.J. ballet shows going on with less

By Anita Amirrezvani

Mercury News

Changes in the business office at Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley over the last few years have had an impact onstage.

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 Post subject: Re: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 9:48 am 
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From the San Jose Mercury News,

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Fancy financial footwork might not avert deficit, but red ink less than expected so far

By Anita Amirrezvani

Mercury News

When Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley started its season last fall, it was fighting for its life.
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 Post subject: Re: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:06 pm 
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From the SJ Mercury News. Good news for the Ballet, as they are one of the recipients of this new program.

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Coffeehouse chips in for arts, housing

By Anita Amirrezvani

Mercury News

Barefoot Coffee Roasters on Stevens Creek Boulevard in Santa Clara doesn't believe in the same old grind. That's why the shop has decided to donate a portion of its coffee sales to benefit several South Bay non-profits.
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 Post subject: Re: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:07 pm 
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A short blurb about a fun fundraiser on Tuesday:

<a href=http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/9292522.htm target=_blank>Fundraiser for San Jose's ballet</a>
By Anita Amirrezvani, San Jose Mercury News


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:51 pm 
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Dinner and show a winning number

San Jose Mercury News

In March, Ballet San Jose found two essential ingredients for success, courtesy of local philanthropist John Fry: a $1 million donation that erased much of the company's debt -- and leadership, when Fry agreed to chair the board. <a href=http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/10244341.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:41 am 
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A little blurn about AD Dennis Nahat:

<a href=http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/books/10288467.htm target=_blank>ABOUT NAHAT</a>
Mark Whittington, San Jose Mercury News

<small>[ 28 November 2004, 10:41 AM: Message edited by: Azlan ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:24 pm 
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A feature on BSJ Artistic Director Dennis Nahat by Carolyn Chung in the Food & Wine section of the San Jose Mercury-News:

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/food/10794560.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:01 pm 
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About the Chinese ballet in the SF Chronicle.

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TWO TROUPES EQUAL ONE CHINESE EPIC
Rachel Howard

Sunday, February 6, 2005

Nahat was undaunted a year ago when his friend Ann Woo came to him with an ambitious scenario. Woo, the executive director of San Jose's Chinese Performing Artists of America, had been paging through the writings of 17th century British philosopher Francis Bacon. Bacon hailed printing, gunpowder and the compass as the West's three most important technologies -- without realizing that the Chinese actually invented each. Woo was on a mission to set the record straight -- through dance.
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More about the Chinese ballet from the SJ Mercury News.

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A celebration of creation and invention

COMPANIES BLEND STYLES TO TELL TALE OF CHINESE CIVILIZATION IN THREE ACTS

By Mark Whittington

Mercury News

A peek at rehearsals reveals a melding of the styles of two choreographers using 43 dancers -- 27 from Ballet San Jose and nine dancers and seven martial artists and dragon dancers from the CPAA. Set it to a score mixing Eastern and Western instruments, and dress it in spectacular costumes and sets, built in China. It promises to be an exciting program.
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 Post subject: Re: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:50 am 
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From the San Francisco Chronicle:

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Stunning in its ambition, "Middle Kingdom Ancient China," an intermingling of Western ballet and traditional Chinese dance, acrobatics and lore, draws together more than 40 performing artists in a tribute to Chinese technological advances that changed the world.
East meets West in Middle Kingdom


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:22 pm 
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Marianne Messina previews the performance in the Silicon Valley Metro:

http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/02.09.05/kingdom-0506.html


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
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Inside Bay Area contributor Keith Kreitman exults over Middle Kingdom:

http://www.insidebayarea.com/bayarealiving/ci_2567841


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet San Jose 2004-2005
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 11:08 am 
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A couple of articles on Michael Smuin's setting of "Shinju" on the company:

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Stepping back in time

By Mark Whittington
San Jose Mercury News

It's flashback time for Dennis Nahat and Michael Smuin, elder statesmen of Bay Area dance. more


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South Bay premiere for `Shinju'

By Mark Whittington
San Jose Mercury News

Choreographer Michael Smuin's ``Shinju'' gets its premiere from Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley this week -- 30 years after its first performance, 45 miles up the road. more


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