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Ballet San Jose flyer for the 2013 Benefit Gala.© Ballet San Jose. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet San Jose – 2013 Benefit Gala – San Jose

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.

Full stage shot of the courtyard in Don Quixote.© Robert Shomler. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet San Jose – Don Quixote – San Jose

The good news is that I had a very pleasant afternoon, mostly the result of the dancers actually having a splendid time on stage.

José Manuel Carreño and Alexandra Meijer in Don Quixote.© Robert Shomler. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet San Jose – Don Quixote – San Jose

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…

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