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Theft leaves San Jose Dance Theatre heartbroken and bewildered

As far as bizarre and senseless thefts go, this one ranks right up there: San Jose Dance Theatre was burglarized last week, resulting in the loss of dozens of costumes, including more than $20,000 worth of tutus alone.

Unless gangs have started performing pas de deux in their spare time, what on earth would anyone want with costumes for “The Nutcracker”?

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Nearly 100 priceless costumes stolen from renowned San Jose Dance Theatre

At a time when the San Jose Dance Theatre should be focusing on their upcoming performance of “Sleeping Beauty,” the nonprofit dance company is asking for the public’s help after a devastating theft of nearly a hundred costumes.

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A large number of costumes were stolen from San Jose Dance Theater

Founded in 1964, the San Jose Dance Theatre (San Jose Dance Theatre) holds a number of large-scale nutcracker and other ballet performances in San Jose every year, which are well received by the community. There are also Chinese students in the group. Last year, due to the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the San Jose Dance Theater was unable to perform live performances, and the finances were already very tight. It was originally hoped that in 2021, we could quickly escape from the epidemic and have a new start. 

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Thief steals handmade costumes from San Jose ballet studio

For dancers and audience members alike, perhaps one of the biggest jos of ballet are the costumes. But at the San Jose Dance Theater, most of its costumes are now gone after they were stolen out of a storage area this week.

“A punch in the gut here to find that we have been broken into,” said artistic director Linda Hurkmans.

The original story appeared on FOX KTVU.

San Jose Dance Theatre Featured on Phoenix TV

San Jose Dance Theatre was honored to have Phoenix TV cover our 55th production of The Nutcracker filmed in outside locations following all Covid safety protocols. Check out this great news clip with interviews with this year’s “Clara” danced by Evelyn Chao and of Artistic Director, Linda hurkmans

For more information on how to watch this special Nutcracker click HERE

Past Media Coverage 

San Jose Dance Theatre has had extensive media coverage over its 55 year history. Here are some highlights from this coverage. 

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Artistic Director Linda Hurkmans speaks about the legacy of San Jose Dance Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” and how the current 54th production continues to inspire young dancers by working with world class professional dancers from San Francisco Ballet on Mike Jacobi’s live show “Raising the Standards” KSCO Radio Santa Cruz. Broadcast on November 30, 2019.

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