SAN JOSE, CA — The sjDANCEco 2019-2020 season opens with a World Premiere, two West Coast Premieres, a Company Premiere and a masterwork by José Limón. The program will be performed to live music by the San José Chamber Orchestra at the California Theatre on October 18th and 19th. [Click here for event information]
José Limón’s powerful 1950 masterwork “The Exiles” is a male-female duet inspired by John Milton’s poem Paradise Lost, set to Chamber Symphony No. 2, Opus 38 by Arnold Schoenberg, an Austrian composer who emigrated to the United States in 1933 to escape the Nazis. (He began writing his Second Chamber Symphony in 1906 and completed it in 1939.) A version created by the composer will be played with four hands on two pianos by Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi (ZOFO). The piece will be danced by Kelisha Gardeen and Gabriel Mata.
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Hsiang-Hsiu Lin with music by Randall Thompson is based on the poem by Robert Frost. It will be danced by eight members of the company, with music performed by the San José Chamber Orchestra and the San José Choral Project. [Read More]