Kings of the Dance 2011: The World's Top Male Ballet Artists Perform
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The last date listed for Kings of the Dance 2011 was Sunday October 23, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Lead by musical director, nine-time Grammy winner and trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington on this return visit to Southern California. The 15-piece ensemble features some of the foremost authorities on jazz as well as acclaimed soloists and ensemble players. Known for their technical prowess and authentic performances, you'll experience songs by Basie and Ellington like you never have before. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is one of the most acclaimed ensembles playing today, with a relentless touring schedule that takes them around the world. Learn More
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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.