Company C Contemporary Ballet | Charles Anderson Artistic Director

Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows’ Eve - returns to the Cowell in 2016

Company C Contemporary Ballet will once again offer refuge to the wayward ghosts who haunt the Bay Area during Autumn’s October days.

The ballet, suitable for families and kids, tells the original story of Arcane, the star that sits at the hip of the harvest moon. This allegorical muse of autumn comes to earth each year to animate the dead and bring voice to the voiceless. All those who are awakened for this one night have left something undone or something unsaid and this is their chance to do and say their piece.

The production mines a wide field of traditional, narrative, and theatrical inspirations from the Day-of-the-Dead, an outlandish Rube Goldberg kinetic sculpture, Pacific Islander poi ball spinners, and lots of stage magic and effects to bring the story to life and augment the dancing.

We are greatly inspired by the team of artists we have gathered to work on this extraordinary Halloween project. You can look forward to outstanding contemporary dancing to an exciting original score by Mike Krisukas (Zen for Primates) and choreography by Charles Anderson.

Video Preview Series | Video I | Video II | Video III


Friday, October 21 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 23 - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, October 28 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30 - 2:00 p.m.


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