Twylabig

American Ballet Theater: Tharp, Elfman, Lander

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall (Costa Mesa, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

75 ratings
4.5 average rating
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1 review
4 stars
attended Aug 07 2008

one of the best classical repertory companies in the world. The Tharp peice was breathtakingly beautiful , with exquisite costumes and upbeat fun music.The Etudes was a painstakingly technical peice that showed off the flaws of the dancers. Better...continued

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19 events
7 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 06 2008

I enjoyed American Ballet Theatre as always, however the seats were not what I expected. Too far back and to the side.
And the price I paid ($20/seat) was the actual price of the seating on the ticket. No GoldStar discount there!

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22 events
2 reviews
22 stars
attended Aug 07 2008

ABT is fantastic. Seats were great. Enjoyed the show tremendously

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72 events
39 reviews
60 stars
attended Aug 06 2008

there were 2 ballets. actually just one. the first, etudes, was choreographed in 1947/8. it started slowly & became very engaging. twyla tharp is a long time favorite of mine. the second modern dance piece was not engaging. the dancers...continued

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24 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 06 2008

Etudes was incredible. The Tharp full of fantastic dancing but not much of a work.

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54 events
16 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 08 2008

Wonderful Seats
Great Performance

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14 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 07 2008

Marcelo, Marcelo, Marcelo!! How long are those arms? They seemed like a mile long! Saw you in Othello at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion not so long ago and you come and WOW me AGAIN! Twyla Tharp's piece was very interesting and enjoyable, specially...continued

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11 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 08 2008

It was a great "first" experience attending a ballet. Surprisingly, I enjoyed Etudes a bit more than Rabbit and the Rogue--which seemed to maintain a high level of intensity rather than ebb and flow like Etudes, but both were delightful. The...continued

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32 events
10 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 08 2008

Enchanting!!!! Incredibly creative. A great romantic date.

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16 events
8 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 07 2008

Enjoyed the performance and the seats

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Lacey J.
25 events
8 reviews
16 stars
attended Aug 08 2008

Ethan Steifel was incredible as usual and the Music for Rabbit and the Rouge was Incredible. Danny Elfman's work never fails to delight. However, If there was a story to that ballet, It was not communicated properly.

Etudes was just plain...continued

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34 events
8 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 08 2008

It was a fantastic Ballet:-)

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 07 2008

The American Ballet Theatre usually gives a dynamic performance. This doesn't disappoint. A little bit of classical (with Etudes) and a little bit of whimsy (with Rabbit and Rouge) - it's very different. What a deal. Seats were great for the...continued

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19 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 07 2008

Awesome technique...beautiful dancing...great seats. We were given seats in row G of the orchestra, seat #1 and #2. Just couldn't see some of stage left.
Danny Elfman and Twyla Tharpe are geniuses!

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24 events
6 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 06 2008

WE had great seats for a magical evening of ballet at the stunning Segerstrom. The evening was an absolute delight.

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7 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 08 2008

I only saw "Etudes" (did not stay for the Tharp ballet bec. I don't care for her work). "Etudes" was wonderful. Xiomara Reyes was floating in the air on pointe work. The corps de ballet is a bit out of sync at times. But the piece was very...continued

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12 events
5 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 07 2008

The seats were very close 4th row. The second part was Rabbit and Rogue choreographed by Twayla Tharp was equisite, incredibly complex. Some of the best dancing and choreography that I have ever seen. I am a seasoned theatre goer. Go see it. ...continued

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10 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 08 2008

Beautiful and awe-inspiring! Loved the dance, music and costuming.

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25 events
4 reviews
12 stars
attended Aug 07 2008

it was a fantastic performance, especially the premiere of "Rabbit and Rogue", which was exciting, humorous, and flawlessly executed! I do not attend ballet often, but this has made me excited for the next time!

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14 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 07 2008

It was okay. The dancers were amazing and truly talented. The first half (Etudes) had a lot of beautiful parts to it, but I was a little bored during the tharp/elfman (Rogue and Rabbit) half. It wasn't as inspired as I had hoped it would be......continued

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