Kings of the Dance 2011: The World's Top Male Ballet Artists Perform
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Showcasing innovative and thrilling dance works, BodyTraffic performs as part of the Laguna Dance Festival. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times and the LA Weekly for its confident and skillful dancers, the company was also named to Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" list in 2013. BodyTraffic's growing repertory has been commissioned from some of the most creative choreographers working today. A thrilling celebration of movement and emotion, BodyTraffic's performances are vibrant, accessible and provocative to new viewers and experienced dance enthusiasts alike. Arrive early for a pre-show talk. Learn More
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It was breathtaking! Absolutely fabulous performers. Very interesting choreography -- some without music - which served to emphasize the movement. The only criticism is if you sit off to the sides, you can miss some of the performance done in...continued
The men will dance several American premieres created especially for them by Mauro Bigonzetti, Nacho
Duato, Marco Goecke, Edward Clug, Patrick De Bana, Jorma Elo and Marcelo Gomes.
The evening’s program includes KO’d, which is a special collaboration by three of the dancers. The piece
is choreographed by Gomes, set to music by Côté with costumes by Hallberg, Jazzy Five by Bigonzetti
will feature costumes by famed designer Igor Chapurin, and be performed by Hallberg, Gomes, Côté,
Vasiliev and Matvienko. Duato’s work is titled Kaburias and will be danced by Hallberg. Goecke
choreographed Tue, in which Côté is featured. Matvienko will perform Clug’s piece, Guilty, set to music by
Chopin. De Bana’s work, Labyrinth of Solitude is a solo for Vasiliev and Elo’s Still of King will star Gomes.
Gomes will conduct free preview talks before all performances of Kings of the Dance 2011. The preview
talks will give audiences a rare opportunity to hear from one of the dance world’s biggest stars about how
he created a new piece for the production and also to ask questions. Preview talks will be held one hour
prior to each performance. They are free to all ticket holders of Kings of the Dance 2011.