Nov. 3-6: Menlowe Ballet celebrates with Atherton performance


By Kate Daly | Special to the Almanac

This season Menlowe Ballet is marking its fifth anniversary with "Tribute," a program including two new works, a classical ballet, and a comeback of the company’s showpiece by the same name.

Fifteen company dancers plus two professional ballroom dancers and a dozen students from the Menlo Park Academy of Dance will perform at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center at 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton.

Performance dates are Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 5, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

Artistic Director Michael Lowe will be premiering "After Hours," a piece set in a Shanghai nightclub on New Years Eve.

Associate Artistic Director Sarah-Jane Measor is making her choreographic debut with another new work, "Portraits," a portrayal of women's contributions through history.

San Jose Ballet founder Dennis Nahat is staging "Le Corsaire Pas de Deux," and Mr. Lowe is reprising his role in "Tribute," a ballet he choreographed a few years back to the music of Ravel's "Bolero."

Go to menloweballet.org or call (800) 595-4849 for tickets, which range from $30 to $60.

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