Yearly Archives: 2011
I first saw the Joffrey’s Nutcracker more than fifteen years ago It struck me then as being a particularly beautiful production.The staging and design for Waltz of the Snowflakes alone was well worth the price of admission. Happily, that is still tru
Reprising the format from LACDC’s most recent production,The Nature of Things (May 2011), the company recently concluded its new repertory program at Diavolo Dance Theater with an evening of works by guest choreographers and LACDC Artistic Director,
Kings of the Dance brought the current version of its ongoing dance franchise to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in a stripped down program of both old and new works.Making a hard turn away from the last Ardani Artists production, Reflections
Helgi Tomasson's full length Romeo and Juliet (1994). His version is a richly costumed adaptation with beautiful sets. He hews to the standard music and staginh. Great dancing and acting prevail in this version with music by the Pacific Symphony.
San Francisco Ballet concluded its repertory program on Wednesday at Segerstrom Center for the Arts with a program of works by San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson,current company resident choreographer,Yuri Possokhov and Balanchine.
Bright Stream has waited nearly seventy years for a revival since its successful debut in 1935 in Leningrad and Moscow.Though its original creators fared poorly Ratmansky has been successful with Bright Stream, Namouna, and also his recent Nutcracker
Ballet Nacional de Cuba brought its Alonso version of Don Q to the Music Center for five performanes and while much of the signature Cuban style was on display this Don Q looked tired and uninspiring. Music by the LA Opera Orchestra and G. Duarte.
Royal Danish Ballet is currently on tour with their time travelling version of Napoli, which borrows both fashion and manners from the social world of circa 1950 Capri. With aüdditional music by Louise Alenius and new choreography by Sorella Englund
The Royal Danish Ballet presents a repertory program of recent works in the Bournonville style along with two works by Finnish choreographers Jorma Elo and Jorma Uotinen. EARTH which is part spectacle, part dance uses electric music by Apocalyptica.
L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Mark Morris’ visually stunning ballet based on the combined glories Handel’s music and Milton’s poetics wove it’s magic Thursday evening, charming a full house with dance and an exceptional oratorio.
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