Beauty, passion, wit, and drama converge in the stunning performances of California’s Company C Contemporary Ballet. Outstanding contemporary choreography is the hallmark of the Company, which is led by founder and Artistic Director Charles Anderson, a former member of the New York City Ballet. The thirteen-member ensemble of classically trained dancers presents a diverse repertoire of contemporary choreography which is moving, provocative, sensual, and entertaining. The repertoire includes works by some of the most accomplished contemporary choreographers of our times, including Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Antony Tudor, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, David Parsons, and Michael Smuin, among others. The Company has also commissioned new works from other talented choreographers such as former New York City Ballet Soloist Alexandre Proia and Patrick Corbin, former featured dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. In 2008 the Company performed the world premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Armenia at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In 2009, the Company commissioned a new ballet from Gregory Dawson, added a work by San Francisco Ballet’s Val Caniparoli and acquired its fourth work by National Medal of Arts recipient Twyla Tharp.
Since its inception in late 2002, the Company has performed regularly throughout Northern California and made its New York debut in 2006. In addition to its regular season, in 2008 the Company toured to Temecula, California, Mendocino, California and Akron, Ohio, where the Company was the featured performer in the multi-week Heinz Poll Dance Festival and conducted a residency at the University of Akron.