Featuring four selections including two world premiers!
A dazzling display piece for four dancers complete with tambourines. Louis Moreau Gottschalk, a New Orleans pianist-composer, dazzled Europeans and Americans with his compositions. This quick piece is full of speed and high spirits.
Choreographed in 1985. Last performed by City Ballet of San Diego in 1994.
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Holberg Pas de Deux
A dramatic pas de deux. Edvard Grieg wrote the music in honor of Norway’s great playwright and our Resident Choreographer Elizabeth Wistrich was inspired to create a lush, romantic duet – showcasing the artistry of City Ballet principal dancers Ariana and Geoff Gonzalez – husband and wife.
Choreographed in 2001 and last performed by City Ballet of San Diego in 2001.
A whimsical look at the 1960’s. Resident Choreographer Elizabeth Wistrich has created a delightful and slightly quirky ballet which truly captures the energy and beauty of the fourth movement of Brahms exquisite Piano Concerto No. 2
A new love story that transcends time. Resident Choreographer Geoff Gonzalez found inspiration from the three Greek Moirai or Fates – past, present and future – and used the second movements of pieces by Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. ‘The Fates’ will extend the boundaries of where dance films have gone before, but filmed in a highly innovative and provocative technique that will make the audience feel that they are one with the dancers.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky