A story of four lovers. Resident Choreographer Elizabeth Wistrich takes inspiration for her ballets from the music. This Ralph Vaughan Williams work came from a borrowed theme from his great 16th century English forebear, Thomas Tallis, and extended it into an elaborate, richly textured fantasia – perfect for Ms. Wistrich’s interpretation using two couples dancing to the flowing, interwoven themes of the music.
Choreographed in 1994 and last performed by City Ballet of San Diego in 1994.
Bring on the Pas de Deux
The artistic achievements of City Ballet’s remarkable dance artists will be on full display in our presentation of four very different pas de deux (a dance for two). Each pas de deux tells a story of its own. From the excitement of the technically demanding Black Swan Pas de Deux, to the ethereal and liquid beauty of Samuel Barber’s Adagio, to highly innovative and fascinating contemporary four PAIR and the sweetness and elegance of the Cinderella Pas de Deux, you will marvel how two people can create unforgettable magic together on stage.
Black Swan Pas de Deux
Choreographed in 1895 and last performed by City Ballet of San Diego in 2018.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
after Marius Petipa
Choreographed in 1990 and last performed by City Ballet of San Diego in 2017.
Choreographed in 2015 and last performed by City Ballet of San Diego in 2019.
Cinderella Pas de Deux
Choreographed in 1984 and last performed by City Ballet of San Diego in 2004.
after Rostislad Zakharov
Rhapsody in Blue
One of the most popular of all-American concert works. ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ established George Gershwin’s reputation as a serious composer. Created in 1924, the piece exudes the qualities of the virtuoso pianist and master of the jazz style that Gershwin was known for – played energetically and magically. This Gershwin ‘classic’ inspired Resident Choreographer Geoff Gonzalez to create a large ensemble work.
- Individual (Single Viewer) 48 Hour Pass: $29
- Household (2-6 Viewers) 48 Hour Pass: $59
- Watch Party (7+ Viewers) 48 Hour Pass: $99