May 24 & 25, 2013 West Valley College Theater
Los Gatos Ballet is excited to premiere this classic full length ballet this season. The crown jewel of classical ballets, Swan Lake is performed to one of Tchaikovsky's most memorable scores which masterfully facilitates this dramatic tale of love's triumph over evil as Prince Siegfried attempts to rescue his beloved Princess Odette from the wicked Baron Von Rothbart, who has cast a spell turning her into the Swan Queen.
With new costumes, sets, and choreography, the dancers of Los Gatos Ballet will carry you away into a world of magic!
Company Repertoire Series
March 2, 2013 7:30 p.m. West Valley College Theater
Tickets are $15 at the Door
THE COMPANY REPERTOIRE SERIES provides an opportunity for those participating in the Youth Choreography Project to showcase their talents. We also invite dance professionals in to set their pieces on the company dancers. In our efforts to enhance each dancer's experience through education and opportunity, it is important to provide professional mentoring to expose the dancers to a range of choreographers that challenge them through varied dance vocabulary and perhaps future dance opportunities.
Youth Choreography Project
Company members of Los Gatos Ballet are given the opportunity to participate in the Youth Choreography Project. From conceptualizing their own vision to manifesting it on the stage, this is an invaluable opportunity for the dancers to explore and develop their own creative process. The dancers are coached through the process as they develop the necessary skills for the following responsibilities:
Creative concept outlines in their project proposal
Choreography and choice of music
Selection of Dance
Management of time, schedules, and dancers
We are looking forward to watching the ideas and inspirations of our youth take shape through dance. Join us this season in celebration of their inspirations and efforts.
May 25 & 26, 2012
This classic fairy tale follows a young woman’s journey from servant to princess in a story cherished by adults and children alike. The story begins with Cinderella scrubbing the floor while her stepmother and stepsisters ridicule and mock her. An invitation to the Prince’s royal ball is delivered but Cinderella’s dreams of attending quickly fade after she is told she cannot attend. After the others depart for the ball, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother appears and transforms her rags into a beautiful gown so she may attend the ball. Cinderella arrives at the ball and catches the attention of all, especially the Prince. They dance the night away until the clock chimes midnight, when Cinderella flees and leaves her sparkling shoe. The Prince searches for the owner of the shoe and finally is reunited with his love. Pageantry and humor, magnificent dancing, and fairytale magic make this ballet one to remember!
May 27 & 28, 2011
Aurora’s Wedding, the final act of Tchaikovsky’s first story ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, takes the audience on an enchanting journey into a world of fairytale magic. Enter Princess Aurora’s royal court and watch as she falls in love with Prince Florimund and celebrates her marriage feast with special guests: The Bluebird and Princess Florine, Puss in Boots and the White Cat, and Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. The Gold, Silver, and Diamond fairies perform divertissements for the newlyweds before their marriage is blessed by the renowned Lilac Fairy. Aurora and her prince are married and the kingdom celebrates their happily ever after story.
Alice in Wonderland
May 28 & 29, 2010
The magic and mystery of this classic children’s story are superbly captured on stage, choreographed by Marcie Ryken, Artistic Director. Join Alice on her adventures as she follows the White Rabbit into a world of enchantment journeying through a magical Garden of Living Flowers, encountering an extraordinary cast of Forest Creatures, participating in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and a bizarre game of croquet with the Queen of Hearts, concluding with a Trial that seals Alice’s fate!