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American Ballet Theatre Reviews

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

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50 ratings
4.6 average rating
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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 29 2012

Firebird: Dancing was great (as usual) but the choreography didn't excite me and the stage set overwhelmed the production.

The first item on the program: Duets by Merce Cunningham was terrific.

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
484 events
290 reviews
99 stars
attended Mar 29 2012

Breath taking performance. GO!

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102 reviews
45 stars
attended Mar 31 2012

great mixed program. The new Firebird was dazzling, as was Saturday nights cast.

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33 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 31 2012

A glorious performance! We had great seats and the dancing, costumes and staging were superb! The primary ballerina was excellent and very "birdlike" in her movements (ballet titled Firebird). A wonderful evening!

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 31 2012

Fire Bird was absolutely superb. I was very impressed and would highly recommend.

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7 reviews
3 stars
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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 31 2012

A fine program with marvelous dancing. Nice combination of modern, traditional and storybased ballet. The Firebird was stunning.

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
35 events
3 reviews
62 stars
attended Mar 31 2012

the ballet was great; I really enjoyed every minute. Seeing ballet luminaries such as Misty Copeland, Natalia Osipova and David Hallberg in OC was wonderful.

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394 reviews
-74 stars
attended Mar 29 2012

The New version of Firebird was the highlight of the evening but it was great around.

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16 reviews
10 stars
attended Mar 30 2012

Enjoyed ABT's Firebird, although the silhouette dances were a little weak - but Duets also was delightful. The dancers' brightly-colored costumes, and only one duet on stage at a time (frequently) gave the audience an opportunity to concentrate...continued

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14 reviews
21 stars
attended Apr 01 2012

The first part Duet was not good, the second part was much better,
the third part Firebird was fabulous. Not only the dancing but the music especially and the stage settings too were quite magical.

My 10 year old granddaughter and I figured...continued

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11 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 01 2012

Some very fine dancing; choreography had some bright spots, but some mood lighting limited the visuals; sets very creative

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 01 2012

American Ballet Theatres performance of Firebird... It was a world premiere in Costa Mesa , California .

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9 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 29 2012

I didn't like Duets (first choreography of first part, boring and annoying music or noise?)
Firebird was beautiful.

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8 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 31 2012

Beautifully crafted production! Top notch performers! Seats in Tier 1 were perfect for ballet.

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Kat
11 events
8 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 31 2012

I would've given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the first half. I expected the entire program to be to Stravinsky's Firebird; however, the first half had unrelated dances. I'm used to and prefer a ballet with a story, the first half didn't have a...continued

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 30 2012

The ABT, one of the best. Misty Copeland was wonderful, the costumes and staging were spectacular. Firebird was a beautiful ballet, as were the other two short pieces. Duets showcases the talent of the company.

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5 reviews
0 stars
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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 29 2012

The choreography for all three pieces were fantastic - a great blend between playful and beautiful. The Firebird in particular was stunning.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 29 2012

Tier 1 had great sight lines from our seats. The Russian dancer, Natalia Osipova is magnificent! She is in her prime and what luck that ABT offered her a principal role. The costumes for the Firebird were magical and the ballet was...continued

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