Director’s Choice

"Silicon Valley Ballet is a company I am proud to present at any major opera house around the world. With the Director's Choice program of masterworks, I'm showing off to the world the range and diversity of our wonderful company." 

- José Manuel Carreño, Artistic Director

February 19–21, 2016
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 95113 

Direct from Spain, experience the SVB dancers at their very best, and see why the ballet world is talking about Silicon Valley Ballet. This sizzling selection of Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño's favorite ballets has been selected to showcase the impressive range and versatility of SVB for their European debut.

Minus 16
Choreography: Ohad Naharin
Music: Various Artists

Cuban Pas de Deux
Virtuoso favorites from the Classical Repertoire
Staged by José Manuel Carreño


Glow Stop
Choreography: Jorma Elo
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and
Phillip Glass

Prism (Company Premiere)
Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music: Keith Jarrett


Ohad Naharin's unforgettable Minus 16 is a thrilling exploration of the human experience featuring a delightfully eclectic score ranging from Dean Martin to mambo to traditional Israeli folk music. Described by the New York Times as "one of the most important choreographers in the world," and by Dance Magazine as "the most widely worshipped guru of modern dance," Naharin's work will leave you surprised and affected. Naharin and his Batsheva Dance Company are the subjects of an internationally acclaimed new documentary, Mr. Gaga.

Created for American Ballet Theatre by a world-renowned Finnish choreographer, Jorma Elo's Glow-Stop has been called "sumptuous and dreamy," (Terez Rose, Elo is resident choreographer for Botston Ballet, and has created numerous works in the US and internationally. He is a recipient of the Prince Charitable Trust Price, and was recognized by Dance Magazine as one of 25 to Watch.

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 2014 Prism is a mesmerizing contemporary work, using Keith Jarrett's Koln Concert as its musical inspiration. This edgy and sinuously beautiful work will challenge the SVB dancers with Lopez Ochoa's signature hypnotic style.

Don't miss out on the chance to see Silicon Valley Ballet at its best. 

Supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose.