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LONG BEACH BALLET’S Nutcracker, A Thronging Cast with Live Music

LONG BEACH BALLET concluded its season of the Nutcracker in Pasadena,California. They are the only regional company in the Los Angeles area using an orchestra for all its performances. Choreography by Artistic Director David Wilcox and Terri Lewis.

LA Ballet: A Nutcracker from the City of Angels

LA Ballet dances its set-in-Los Angeles story in a performance at the Alex Theatre. With excellent costumes but an often lusterless presentation, this version never really fully enchants and foregoes live music altogether. Choreography by C. Neary.

CORELLA BALLET CASTILLA LEON in Wheeldon’s Danse a Grand Vitesse

Angel Corella's youthful classical company, CORELLA BALLET CASTILLA y LEON opened the new season at the Music Center with a generous mixed bill of four ballets.It included the popular SOLEA which Mr. Corella dances with his sister,Carmen Corella.


There is a lot going on with City Ballet's fall season at the Koch Theater. The new, the old and the revived are all on display.This article covers two separate performances in September that included chestnuts and excitingrecent additions.

ABT’s Sleeping Beauty Pairs Memorable Dancing with a Troubled Production

Dance at the Music Center closed 2010 with performances of American Ballet Theater Sleeping Beauty.With David Hallberg, Misty Copeland.Sasha Radetsky & Hee Seo as the Bluebirds. Production choreographed by Kevin MacKenzie.Gillian Murphy as Aurora

Roaratorio Revisits Sights and Sounds of Finnegans Wake

"Roaratorio",Cunningham Dance Company performance from Legacy Tour performed at Walt Disney Hall, 6/4,/2010.The classic Cage/Cunningham collaboration was originally presented as a studio performance with live music.Trad music w/ text read by Cage.

LA BALLET’S NEW WAVE Programs “SYTYCD” Choreographers

Los Angeles Ballet brought it's most recent repertory evening titled NewWaveLA to The Alex Theatre. The program included works by So you Think You Can Dance choreographers and Josie Walsh. The four pieces on the program were premieres.

Method Contemporary Dance, Off the Hook at LA’s Bootleg Theater

Review of Method Contemporary Dance:"Then See If you Still Love Us" May 6-9 2010 at Bootleg Theater,Los Angeles. The urban hyper dance company is directed by Bradley Michaud. Bootleg debuted the company's evening length work in a weekend series.