25 years after forming Adventures in Motion Pictures Bourne has completed his trilogy of the Tchaikovsky and Petipa story ballets with his gothic version of “Sleeping Beauty”.Sets and costuming by Brotheston.Lighting,Paule Constable.Hannah Vassallo.
Diana Vishneva’s latest star vehicle program,"On the Edge",which premiered at Sergerstrom Center for the Arts on Wednesday, proved less edgy than its title suggested.Works by Maillot and Carlson with music by Danny Elfman and Giovanni Sollima.11/6/13
AD Paul Lightfoot in an interview for the company’s Australia tour said he wanted to “put the theater back” in the company name. The three works on Friday’s program, two by the Lightfoot and Sol León team, and a third by NDT dancer M..Walerski.
BODYTRAFFIC’s shows at the Broad Stage were a homecoming after a summer of concerts at Jacob’s Pillow, The Fire Island Dance Festival, plus recent performances in New York City and San Francisco.Works by Kyle Abraham, B.Marshall and R.Siegal.
State Street Ballet presents LA premiere of its charming 2 act ballet,An American Tango.Part stage documentary,part nostalgic homage to the Jazz Age with choreography by William Soleau, it uses music by Waller, Gershwin& Elllington. Book by G Veloz.
The only choreographic or musical contribution not Russian on Thursday’s rep program by ABT was the music from Bizet’s youthful, ebullient C major Symphony, the touchstone for Balanchine’s spirited Symph in C. Also Apollo and Shostakovich Triolgy.
The best part of “Azimuth”, the Hubbard Street/LINES Ballet collaboration which had its Los Angeles premiere Friday, turned out to be the assembled twenty eight dancers themselves.Also Scheherazade (King) & A. Cerrudo's smart "Little mortal jump".
This program was part two of the Balanchine Festival with La Valse, Agon, and Rubies. Story includes comments on the entire season. While Agon and Rubies fared well, LAB versions of story ballets never seem to catch fire. Photos by Hutchinson
FAME HIGH, Kennedy’s documentary produced by Black Valley Films follows four talented students at the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts.It makes a powerful and emotional statement for the arts and education.It opens June 2013 in LA and NYC.
Ballet BC in a program of three works by Molnar, Godani ,and Walerski at the Irvine Barclay Theater. Ballet BC channels Euro Zone companies such as NDT and Frankfurt Ballet. The company recently produced a modernized Giselle by Jose Nava