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April 25, 2002

Sacramento Ballet's season finale plays at CSUS

The Sacramento Ballet's final show of the season, "Modern Masters," will be performed at California State University, Sacramento at 7:30 p.m., May 2 and 8 p.m., May 3 - 4. There will also be at 2 p.m., Sunday matinee, May 5.

"Modern Masters," is a collection of cutting edge works including world premiere choreography by Val Caniparoli, resident choreographer of the San Fransico Ballet, with music by Giuseppe Tartini.

Caniparoli has had a multi-faceted career as a principal dancer, character actor and choreographer for ballet, opera and multi-media productions. His work has been highly praised from critics and audiences alike from Paris to New York to Tokyo. He is the recipient of ten National Endowment Fellowships, a California Artist's Fellowship and Dance Bay Area acknowledged his contribution to dance by honoring him with an award for Sustained Achievement in Choreography.

In addition this world premiere, the riveting collection of dance works also features a satire of classical ballet with original choreography by Amy Seiwart and a piece by David Parsons about a mythical creature's struggle and eventual extinction at the hands of a hunter. Juxtaposing Parson's somewhat darker piece is Dale Scholl's "Bird," an evocative jazz work set to the music of the blues legend Charlie Parker.

In addition to the four shows, on Tuesday, April 30 a free performance by the Sacramento Ballet starts at noon in the University Theatre in Shasta Hall, and from 3 to 4 p.m., co-artistic director Ron Cunningham will teach a free master class for student dancers in Yosemite 187.

Tickets for "Modern Masters" are $25 general and $17.50 for students. Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or at at (916) 766-2277.


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