First Friday: New Ballet Season Preview

two dancers leaping midair with three dancers seated in a formation

Photo by Chris Hardy. Courtesy of New Ballet San José.

6–9pm • Performance starts at 7:15pm
Free admission

Join us as we once again welcome New Ballet, San José’s leading professional ballet company, to a night at the museum. As part of this annual tradition, dancers will be onsite for the evening, with a formal preview of the 2023/2024 season, introduced by Director Dalia Rawson, at 7:15pm in the Charlotte Wendel Education Center. Dancers will present excerpts from traditional works as well as new works-in-progress. Included in the preview will be an introduction to a work danced to big band music from the videogame Cuphead, selections from The San José Nutcracker, and favorite passages from Cinderella. 

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Art lovers can also enjoy an evening of open galleries. See Sadie Barnette: Family Business and Yolanda López: Portrait of the Artist before the exhibitions closes! The Museum Store is also open late, and stop by El Cafecito by Mezcal Restaurant for light bites and refreshments.