San Diego Ballet Brings Soul With “Bird/LAND”

See + Do Featuring the world premiere of new works by two of Southern California’s hottest jazz musicians accompanied by San Diego’s most acclaimed dance company

Thursday January 20, 20220



San Diego Ballet brings the soul with “Bird/LAND” to the newly renovated Mingei International Museum (1439 El Prado) from Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13. The program will include performances by the dancers of San Diego Ballet paired with the soulful sounds of resident composers Gilbert Castellanos and Charles McPherson.

“San Diego Ballet is committed to presenting work that speaks to our Southern California audience,” said Javier Velasco, Artistic Director of San Diego Ballet. “These performances feature choreography that evokes passion and stirs the soul, celebrating both jazz music and dance.”

Be swept away by Southern California’s hottest jazz musicians accompanying San Diego’s most acclaimed dance company live in this unique venue. This year’s offering will feature world premieres of new works by both composers:

  • Mi Tierra (My land) by Gilbert Castellanos is a deeply personal reflection on the artists and places that shaped him as a musician.
  • Bird by Charles McPherson is an exuberant composition that pays homage to arguably the most influential jazz innovator of our time, alto saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker.

This intimate evening is the perfect complement to your Valentine’s Day weekend. Do not miss! The Bird/LAND performances will take place on February 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and February 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mingei International Museum. Limited tickets are available for purchase online here starting at $40 per person or $60 including a post-show
reception with the artists. Seats will only be sold at 50% of the room’s capacity. Attendees will be required to remain masked indoors and provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the event or a negative rapid test within 24 hours. For more information on San Diego Ballet, please visit here.

See you there, San Diego!

Fri – Sun
11 Feb 2022 – 13 Feb. 2022
2:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park, San Diego

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