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

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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.

Trey McIntyre Project Dances in Foggy Finale

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For the concluding piece on Friday’s program at Segerstrom Center for the Arts,McIntyre and his company of brave dancers headed outside for a multi-media finale on the plaza just as an eerie,chill fog rolled in from behind Serra's towering sculpture.

CSULB Dance Department Shines in Restaged Works by Bill T. Jones

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CSULB Dance Department in an evening of restaged works by Bill T. Jones.Program included Reading,Mercy and The Artificial Nigger,and Mercy 10 x 8 on a Circle.Music by Daniel Bernard Roumain. Works were created in 2003 by Jones and New York Live Arts.

The National Ballet of Canada Revels in Wheeldon’s “Alice”

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In Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice asks herself, “what is the use of a book without pictures”. Christopher Wheeldon, in his adaptation of "Alice" fills the stage with an excess of dance and theatricality in a superb production.

ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET REPRISES THE EURO ZONE

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On Saturday at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, the current franchise of European, ballet modernism was front and center in a program with works by Jirí Kylián, Jorma Elo, and Alejandro Cerrudo. Aspen Santa Fe is a contemporary chamber ballet.

Mariinsky Ballet Not Always Perfect in “Swan Lake” at Segerstrom

In New York Tuesday, one reviewer said, that the Moiseyev Dance Company was in the midst of performances that “poured energy from the stage”. Maryiinsky Ballet made no such impression on Wednesday in their version of Swan Lake at Segerstrom.

L.A. Dance Project: Old and New Works at Disney Hall

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Benjamin Millepied and his new, curatorial dance collective, L.A. Dance Project, opened at Disney Hall this weekend. On the program works by Forsythe, Cunningham and Millepied. The concert also featured live music composed by Nico Muhly.

FOR RhetOracle DANCE COMPANY–IT’S ALL IN THE CARDS

RhetOracle Dance Company continues to explore big themes in complex and richly textured full length programs with the premiere of its most recent production, Fortune Telling. Company Artistic Director and choreographer, Nate Hodges, building on his

Bolshoi Celebrates After Swan Lake

For those who hadn’t had enough of the Bolshoi Ballet during the week of its Swan Lake programs at the Music Center, the Sunday evening “after party” at the spacious Carson loft of artist, Alexey Steele, was a perfect way to wind down in style.

BOLSHOI BALLET DELIVERS BOTH BIG AND SMALL IN SWAN LAKE

The Original 1877 version of Bolshoi was not a success.It was only with the brilliant 1895 version of the ballet by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that it finally achieved its full potential.This performance reviews a role role by Pavel Dmitrichenko.