Ballet San Jose at the Napa Valley Festival del Sole Dance Gala, July 19

From Ballet San Jose Music director George Daugherty:

The Dede Wilsey Dance Gala at the Napa Valley Festival del Sole is going to be an INCREDIBLE evening on July 19. Here is the official program and casting. Extraordinary dancers will wow you, the fabulous musicians of the Russian National Orchestra will fill the air with music from the orchestra pit, a long-lost Fokine ballet will come back to the stage, a collection of breathtaking pas de deux and ballets will thrill and move you, and the rolling hills of Napa at sunset in the summertime will enchant you as you hold a perfect glass of locally-produced Napa wine. What more could you want? Please join us!

Junna Ige and Maykel Solas in "Don Quixote." Photo by Robert Shomler.

Junna Ige and Maykel Solas in “Don Quixote.” Photo by Robert Shomler.

THE DEDE WILSEY DANCE GALA at NAPA VALLEY FESTIVAL DEL SOLE

Featuring members of BALLET SAN JOSE
and special guest artists from
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
and SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
GEORGE DAUGHERTY, Conductor

Choreography by Michel Fokine, Sir Frederick Ashton,
Antony Tudor, Flemming Flindt,
Jules Perrot, Jean Coralli, Alexander Gorsky,
Marius Petipa, and August Bournonville.

Stagings and Choreographic Reconstructions
by Raymond Rodriguez

Lighting Design by David K.H. Elliott

July 19, 2013
The Lincoln Theater

Produced for Napa Valley Festival del Sole by
George Daugherty & David Ka Lik Wong,
IFX Productions San Francisco

ACT I

OVERTURE
DANSE DE FIANÇAILLES FROM SWAN LAKE
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
GEORGE DAUGHERTY, Conductor

PAS DE CINQ from SWAN LAKE
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Originally Choreographed by Marius Petipa,
Staged by Raymond Rodriguez
Costume Designs by David Guthrie
AMY MARIE BRIONES, JUNNA IGE, BETH ANN NAMEY, JING ZHANG, JEREMY KOVITCH

SCÈNE and PAS DE DEUX from SWAN LAKE ACT II
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Marius Petipa
Miss Meijer’s costume design by David Guthrie
ALEXSANDRA MEIJER and TIIT HELIMETS*
(*Courtesy of San Francisco Ballet)

PAS DE DEUX from THE TOREADOR
Music by Edvard Helsted, as recreated by Erling Bjerno
Choreography by Flemming Flindt,
as inspired by the original ballet of August Bournonville
Staged by Raymond Rodriguez
Costume Designs by Hans Christian Molbeck
MARIA JACOBS-YU and ALEX KRAMER

PAS DE DEUX from LEAVES ARE FADING
Music by Antonin Dvorak
Choreography by Antony Tudor
Costume Designs by Patricia Zipprodt
STELLA ABRERA* and SASCHA RADETSKY*
(*Courtesy of American Ballet Theatre)

SUITE from PAGANINI
Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Choreography by Michel Fokine
as staged by Raymond Rodriguez
Costume Designs by Sergei Soudeikine
Keisuke Nakagoshi, Pianist

Paganini: DAMIR EMRIC
Divine Genius: AMY MARIE BRIONES
Divine Spirits: SHANNON BYNUM, CINDY HUANG,
JUNNA IGE, HARRIET McMEEKIN, BETH ANN NAMEY, SARAH STEIN, LAHNA VANDERBUSH, JING ZHANG

“Paganini”
Choreography by Michel Fokine
© FOKINE ESTATE-ARCHIVE
Produced under license to the Fokine Estate-Archive

INTERMISSION (15 minutes)

ACT II

Orchestral Prelude and PAS DE DEUX from GISELLE ACT II
Music by Adolphe Adam
Choreography after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa
Staged by Raymond Rodriguez
Costume Designs by David Guthrie
KAREN GABAY and MAYKEL SOLAS

PAS d’ESCLAVE from LE CORSAIRE
Music by Adolphe Adam and Riccardo Drigo
Choreography after Marius Petipa
Costume Designs by Aníbal Lápiz
STELLA ABRERA* and SASCHA RADETSKY*
(*Courtesy of American Ballet Theatre)

MÉDITATION FROM THAÏS
Music by Jules Massenet
Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton
Staged by Bruce Sansom
Costume Designs by Sir Anthony Dowell
ALEXSANDRA MEIJER and TIIT HELIMETS*
(*Courtesy of San Francisco Ballet)

WEDDING PAS DE DEUX from DON QUIXOTE
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Choreography after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
as staged by Wes Chapman
Costume Designs by Theoni V. Aldredge
JUNNA IGE and MAYKEL SOLAS

Tickets are almost sold out, so don’t wait! We hope to see you there! http://festivaldelsole.org/current-season/schedule/dance-gala/

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