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Simple white satin pants and leotards kept the focus on the bodies in motion. It now seems prescient that BSJ commissioned Jessica Lang’s “Eighty One” for the 2013 season. The company’s first foray into the tech-dance nexus, it features post-robotic movement and a computer-based, gesture-controlled theremin score played live by composter Jakub Ciupinski (how nice to have live music, which has mostly been sacrificed in the past two years as a cost-cutting measure). Lang whittled the ballet vocabulary down to micro-jetes, eggbeater chaine turns and fierce tendus, linked by invisible transitions and topped with flicking arms. Solos merge into synchronized lines like particles of space dust pulled together by gravity. The effect was hypnotic, and the audience surrendered happily. Alex Kramer’s traveling pirouettes a la seconde stood out among the otherwise ensemble group, clad in gray and pale blue Lycra.
A more comprehensive version of this exhibit was a big hit last year at the Whitney Museum in New York, the city that inspired much of Davis’ work, But so did Gloucester, Massachusetts, represented with sparse but iconic images in several paintings, as well as Paris, depicted almost like stage settings for ballets, in other works, Davis couldn’t get enough of American subject matter, from gas stations to barber poles to skyscrapers to jazz-age and ballerina svg ballet shoes svg ballerina slippers svg dance svg girls silhouette ballerina shoe clipart for cricut svg cut file swing-music impressions, His series of paintings with variations on the word “Champion” was inspired by a spark plug ad on a matchbook cover..
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“It just goes to show you how fragile paper can be,” said San Jose State Library Dean Ruth Kifer. The capsule was recovered when the old library was demolished a couple years ago. Other artifacts included copies of the city’s charter and a council agenda from 1969, a tape of a radio interview with San Jose City Librarian Geraldine Nurney at the April 1970 dedication, contemporary newspaper clippings about the dedication ceremony and a San Jose State thesis by Lynn Vermillion on the early history of libraries in San Jose.