Featuring established to emerging classical artists from San Jose to San Francisco.
Zohar Performance Series is proud to present the second show in our Series: The Ballet Spectrum: Classical to Contemporary featuring the exquisitely refined eMotion Arts, Margaret Wingrove Dance Company, Mark Foehringer Dance Project | SF, Menlowe Ballet, San Jose Dance Theatre, The New Ballet, and Mario Barron.
Come experience an elegant and intimate evening as we get up close and personal with exceptionally talented classical and contemporary artists, get a first look at some of their newest work, and discover where to see them next.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Zohar Performance Space | 4000 Middlefield Road L4 | Palo Alto
Photo: Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF
Photo Credit: Matt Haber
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Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF (MFDP|SF) serves as a
catalyst for professional level contemporary dance. Enriched by this collaborative process, MFDP|SF seeks to present diverse original dance work to a variety of communities on an annual basis. We focus on three areas of dance; producing and performing the works of Mark Foehringer, presenting works by other choreographers through Dancing in the Park and other dance events and dance education through our apprenticeship program and Young Choreographer’s Forum.
Dalia Rawson is the Executive Director of The New Ballet Studio Company and The New Ballet School - San Jose. From 1991 to 2006, Dalia Rawson performed a wide variety of leading roles as a dancer with Ballet San Jose. Rawson began teaching at BSJ School in 2000, and was named Ballet Mistress in 2007, Principal in 2012, and Director in 2014. In 2013 Rawson was awarded a Fellowship from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet. An ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 of the ABT National Training Curriculum, Rawson is also a member of the ABT Artistic Board of Examiners. In 2016, Rawson’s production of The San Jose Nutcracker premiered to sold out houses and critical acclaim. About the work, Tad Malone of The San Jose Metro said, “Ultimately, this show’s captivating success comes down to the meticulous and inspired vision of The New Ballet School’s executive director and choreographer, Dalia Rawson. The routines were intricate, graceful - oftentimes unfurling into each other in remarkably fluid transition.”
Mariana Sobral began her study of ballet at "Escuela Nacional de Danzas" in Argentina. Her performance experience includes Principal Dancer and Soloist in many traditional classical, and contemporary ballet works like "Giselle”, "The Sleeping Beauty", "Coppelia”, “La Bayadere”, and “Who Cares?” among many others.
Over the years Mariana developed Ballet programs and created award-winning choreography for many studios in the Bay Area. She also taught ballet and directed students of all ages and experience levels for Ballet San Jose School (now New Ballet School), Bay Area Dance School, Santa Clara Ballet, South Bay Dance Center, Pacific Ballet Academy, Peninsula Ballet Theater, and San Jose State University to name a few.
Her choreographic work has earned her many choreography awards. Described as "an ethereal movement with a strong ballet influence" as well as "musical and moving". "She is a storyteller that likes to bring human emotions into her narrative". The goal of eMotion Arts is to guide dancers to realize what shapes their Artistic Vision, their individual and unique style, their "voice".
Mario Barron was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA where he was exposed to art when he was 16. Two years later, he took his first dance class and it opened a door to new and amazing opportunities. He will now be entering his senior year in college, pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance. On top of dancing with well known companies like sjDANCEco, he is a member of the University Dance Theater at San Jose State University. In these two companies, Mario has the pleasure of being exposed to all types of art, from release technique in New York to classical modern techniques that pioneered our present-day dance world. He has been awarded with the Garman Award for Choreography in 2016 and 2017 and is planning for s professional company of his own some day. Mario would like to thank Gary Masters, Fred Mathews, and Maria Basile for their endless support and mentorship, for none of this would be possible without them.
Founded in 1981, the critically-acclaimed Margaret Wingrove Dance Company remains San Jose's longest-standing modern dance company. Blending both modern and ballet techniques with high energy and physicality, the company's style is fluid enough to allow for bold experimentation in a wide range of repetoire of over 80 choreographic works.
The company is dedicated to the innovation and presentation of emotionally compelling and dynamically driven dance. It performs not only works of its founder and artistic director, Margaret Wingrove, but also showcases the works of emerging choreographers and noted guest artists. This mission to present young, promising dancers and choreographers has been very much a company mainstay since its founding.
Margaret Wingrove has created over 80 works for her dancers. She has also been a frequent guest choreographer for other dance companies including the Palo Alto Ballet, Berkeley Ballet, San Jose Dance Theater, Janlyn Dance Company, and dancers from the San Francisco Ballet and the San Jose Cleveland Ballet.
Wingrove has performed and studied extensively on both the east and west coasts with modern dancers Paul Sanasardo, Norman Walker, Lucas Hoving, and Richard Gibson. She also trained at the San Francisco Ballet School.
Under the direction of Wingrove, the Margaret Wingrove Dance Company continues to strive to bring innovative contemporary dance to the forefront in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area.
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