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American Ballet Theatre Premieres Ratmansky's Pageant-Rich Imperial Ballet "Sleeping Beauty"

American Ballet Theatre premieres its sleeping Beauty by Ratmansky with marcelo gomes & diana vishneva. Based on authentic sources from Mariinsky performances the restaging casts a loving look back to where it all began. Music by Pacific symphony.


LINES Ballet and Hubbard Street Dig Deep in “Azimuth”

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".


“Tango Buenos Aires” Takes a Glancing Look at the Life of Eva Perón

Tango Buenos Aires makes a faint impression in its new 2015 touring show "the Song of Eva Peron" at Segersrtom Concert hall. choreography by hector falcon with a quintet led by fernadndo marzan. libretto & production design by lucrecia laurel.


L.A. BALLET OPENS ITS LOCAL NUTCRACKER SEASON AT THE ALEX THEATRE

L.A. Ballet’s Nutcracker puts a personalized stamp on America’s most often seen classical production. The ballet is location friendly, set in 1912 Los Angeles with a partying film mogul as Drosselmeyer. Performance at the Alex Theatre, Dec. 2012.


San Francisco Ballet's "Nutcracker" by the Bay

San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker choreography by the company’s Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson is celebrating a decade of performances this season War Memorial Opera.Vanessa Zahorian and Taras domitro. designs by Micheal Yeargan. Music Tchaikovsky.


"Getting to the Nutcracker”: A Moving Portrait of One School’s Remarkable Journey

Nutcracker's annual explosion of professional and amateur performances reaches all corners of the country.Getting to the Nutcracker, Serene Meshel-Dillman’s 2014 docu.With Marat Daukayev School of Ballet Los Angeles.Confiscated Film inc. Ballet.


BalletBoyz Find a Shifting Sense of Connection in Works by Scarlett and Maliphant

BalletBoyz at Ahmanson Theater with MIchael nunn, billy trevitt. Works by L. Scarlett and R. Maliphant,Serpent and Fallen.Contemp dance music by Michael Richter and Armand Amar. lighting by Michael Hulls. Kaufman dance at the music center.Royal Balle


Michael Clark Company Hews To Its Iconoclastic Roots in Barclay Performances

Michael Clark dance at Irvine Barclay updates Swamp for US tour. Music by Lou Reed, Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Wire. Company draws on Cunningham and designs by filmmaker Charles Atlas. Tour moves on to White Bird. Costumes Stevie Stewart and Bodymap.


Australian Ballet Light Up “Swan Lake” in Long Awaited Return to Los Angeles

Australian Ballet participates in World Ballet Day. Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake in Los Angeles performances. Sets and designs by Kristian Fredrikson. Soloists are Madeleine Eastoe and Kevin Jackson. Lilghting designs Damien Cooper. AD David McAllister.


National Ballet of Canada Takes a Fresh Look at “Romeo and Juliet"

National Ballet of Canada & A. Ratmansky's “Romeo & Juliet” feels retro,but in ways you might hope for from a Russian, Bolshoi trained dancer who continues to mine classical dance w/ unexpected results. G. Cote and E Lobsanova. Sets by R. Hudson.