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Ballet San Jose Trades in Pointe for Blue Suede Shoes

Back after rave reviews for previous performances of this piece, the Ballet San Jose is currently performing “Blue Suede Shoes”, a dance ensemble paying homage to Elvis and others during that era. Two weekends ago, the ballet hosted their annual gala, this year entitled the Blue Suede Shoes Gala, and it was one of the […]

US Nationals Retrospective – This Week In Figure Skating

I don’t have the opportunity to blog about figure skating as often as I’d like but tonight I had to write about how exciting some of the new skaters on the scene are and how much potential they have. I was a bit worried for a while that the Japanese and Chinese teams were going […]

Newest BalletSJ Board Member Enthusiastic About Organization and Nahat Nomination

I’ve blogged before about the Ballet San Jose. Tuesday night, I was elected to their Operating Board. (‘Operating Board’ is another way of sayiing ‘Board of Trustees’.) Having wanted to be more involved in a performing arts organization for a long time, I was approached by a friend who also serves on the board to […]

Ballet San Jose – Giselle, the Nutcracker & Blue Suede Shoes

The Ballet San Jose, revamped in 2000, is beginning its new season tonight with “Giselle”, a well-known ballet. I can’t make it, unfortunately, but wanted to pass along the info to performing arts lovers in the Bay Area. They are also hosting a Nutcracker Black Tie Ball on December 14 at the San Jose Museum […]

Twyla Tharp & Bob Dylan On the Stage

I read in the New Yorker that Twyla Tharp recently choreographed a new compilation of dance programs to Bob Dylan’s music in a similar fashion to what she did for Billy Joel’s music with “Movin’ Out,” called a musical but IMHO false advertising. I’m a Billy Joel fan and a performing arts lover, and I […]

Sinatra in New York

Not often does a national dance troupe pay homage to Old Blue Eyes – let alone a ballet company – but this fall, the American Ballet Theater (ABT) is performing a work entitled “Sinatra Suite” by renowned choreographer, Twyla Tharp, who has worked with Barishnikov, David Byrne and other greats. (I love her work.) The […]