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211 Star Starred
Alex Theatre
between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
818-243-2539
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EileenPolaHolt
The weather was lovely. I wore a skirt and blouse .
2014 Jazz Tribute Awards Concert dress Oct 13 2014 star this tip starred
Roxanne
This area of Glendale can get crowded so arrive a little early to find parking behind the theatre or on the next block.
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3.9 average rating
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Jim Conley Red Velvet
26 events
9 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 27 2008

An wonderful recreation of several of Ballet Russe favorites danced with technical excellence by the company. It was rewarding to see these old classics recreated.

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503 events
394 reviews
-74 stars
attended Apr 27 2008

This group is even better on second viewing(first was their most recent Nutcracker). Wonderful salute to the Ballet Russe.

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24 reviews
18 stars
attended Apr 27 2008

Wonderful dancing and elaborate costumes made for an enchanting evening. Especially interesting were the fact 5 previous dancers with the Ballet Russe in its' original heyday were actually in the audience and were introduced. I would go back to...continued

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Description

Media City Ballet revisits the depth and beauty of the Ballet Russe repertory with its daring, artistic choices, it’s gorgeous delivery and promise. Their stylized classical ballet stands apart from all other artistic forms in its ability to move an audience’s mind and heart with stories of passion, love, longing and separation through music and movement.   Media City Ballet honors their legacy and wishes to share their dramatic artistry with you by dancing highlights from the Ballet Russe repertoire.

The program will include:  Alexander Borodin’s "Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor, Carl Maria Von Weber’s Le Spectre de la Rose, “Variations” from Alexander Glazunov’s Raymonda,  “Pas de Deux” from Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Shehérézade, and Jacques Offenbach’s “Can-Can” from Gaîté Parisienne, all staged by Natasha Middleton.  The Maple Youth Ballet,Charles Maple, Director, will appear as a Guest Ballet Company performing George Balanchine’s Valse-Fantaisie, which features a windswept pattern of dancing in leaps and leg beats to waltz rhythms, with music by Mikhail Glinka and costumes by Karinska.  Shawn Stevens will stage this performance of Valse–Fantaisie.

About the Ticket Supplier: Media City Ballet

Now in its fourth season under the guidance of Artistic Director Natasha Middleton-Kettebekov, The Media City Ballet Company (MCB) is dedicated to providing Burbank and the surrounding communities with quality live ballet productions, utilizing the inspired and creative talents of the local community, as well as professionals from around the world. MCB is the only ballet company in Los Angeles presenting performances in the tradition and philosophy of the legendary Ballet Russe de Serge Diaghilev. Natasha Middleton-Kettebekov’s grandmother, Elena Wortova, was a Soloist in the original Balle Russe, which included other legendary dancers like Anna Pavlova, George Balanchine, Alexandra Danilova and Vaslav Nijinsky. Middleton-Kettebekov’s father, Andrei Tremaine, was a principal dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and soloist with the Ballet Nacional de Mexico, the Colon Opera Ballet of Buenos Aires and the Paris Opera Ballet. Natasha Middleton-Kettebekov, a “Ballet Russe Baby,” was a Prima Ballerina for her father’s ballet company, Pacific Ballet Theatre, as well as a member of the Joffrey II Ballet Company in New York City, before taking on the responsibilities of Artistic Director for Media City Ballet. MCB also has a school called the Media Dance Centre, which provides training and instruction in not only ballet, but also in jazz, tap, Flamenco, Hip-Hop, Folk, Swing and Salsa. In addition, the ballet company’s Outreach Division works with schools and local service groups to entertain and instruct the community on the art of ballet and dance. The new Junior Company is designed to train young dancers, and prepare them for the organization’s professional company.