José Manuel Carreño on being a great Cuban dancer, now director of Silicon Valley Ballet, and the strong relations developing between the USA and Cuba and what that means for ballet.
Tag - Ballet San Jose
Ballet San Jose is full of surprises...
This was an evening not to be missed. Newly appointed Artistic Director, José Manuel Carreño, made sure that the quality of the eighteen guest artists for Ballet San Jose’s Gala Performance would tantalise even the most skeptical dance fan.
The good news is that I had a very pleasant afternoon, mostly the result of the dancers actually having a splendid time on stage.
Toba Singer talks to José Manuel Carreño: "Coming from Cuba, with the Cuban school you end up with a very strong foundation because you train so much in technique and partnering. These are two things that were very strong from the Cuban school, but on top of that, there was a lot of attention paid to the theatrical elements..."
The overall spirit is vivacious, the ensemble committed, on task and fully present. As this company moves along its new trajectory... there is every reason to believe that its partnership with ABT will be celebrated...
...I’m not certain in which direction the company is headed. There is so much potential to be realised that it would be disappointing to see it ebb away.