Acclaimed Canadian Dance Company Aszure Barton & Artists at Irvine Barclay Theatre
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The last date listed for Aszure Barton & Artists was Thursday March 24, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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An annual holiday tradition at the Barclay Theatre, the Festival Ballet presents its full-length production of The Nutcracker. Set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score, the ballet tells the timeless coming-of-age story of Clara, a young girl who receives a wooden nutcracker soldier as a Christmas gift. That night she dreams that her nutcracker comes to life and battles the ferocious Mouse King. As he and Clara defeat the wicked beast together, the nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince, who takes Clara on a grand adventure to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. This full-length, traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, and features a cast of professional dancers and more than 100 Southern California children. There will also be special guest performers to be announced later. Learn More
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I went to the event with my husband. It was our first time going to a contemporary dance performance. We had bought balcony seats but were very pleasantly surprised to pick up orchestra seats in the third row at the Will Call!
Parking was in a UCI structure nearby. They accept both cash and card. The walk to the theater took about 3 minutes. The exterior of the theater itself was nearly completely nondescript if not for the lights outside. The interior was new and well-kept. Preshow and intermission drinks can be purchased at the theater.
The show was phenomenal. It was neither too abstract nor far-fetched for the motley crowd. The moves were elaborate but natural enough for any layperson to follow and enjoy visually, physically, and emotionally. The choreography was graceful, articulate, whimsical, uninhibited, witty, and poignant all at the same time. And the dancers were stellar on their own and in a group.
It was such an enjoyable performance that even folks with two left-feet like I do could not contain myself. I was wiggling in my seat and my toes were doing the same inside my sneakers!
It's such a pity that they're in town for only a night : ( for I would have loved to watch it again with friends! I can't wait to see Aszure Barton & Artists again! Please come back to town soon!
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“Barton makes dance that moves through the body like a firecracker. It’s an unstoppable explosion of amazing, full-out movement that feels fresh and unique.” —The Globe and Mail
Aszure Barton has earned the distinguished reputation of producing striking choreography for stage and film, and together with her intimate ensemble, she continues to develop critically acclaimed productions around the globe. Barton’s works have toured in Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Asia, Africa, Canada, and the United States. In spring 2010, the company finished a whirlwind tour throughout Europe and North America with performances in Germany, Austria, Russia, Canada and the U.S. The company’s 2011 tour includes engagements throughout North America.
Barton is the founder and director of Aszure Barton & Artists, an organization dedicated to the growth of artists and production of contemporary dance performances. She is an artist in residence at The Banff Centre in Canada and The Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, and was proclaimed the official Ambassador of Contemporary Choreography in Alberta, Canada.
Aszure Barton was born and raised in Canada and started tap dancing at the age of three. She received her formal training at the National Ballet School in Toronto, where, as a student, she helped originate the ongoing Stephen Godfrey Choreographic Showcase. She has created works for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Hell’s Kitchen Dance, The National Ballet of Canada, Nederlands Dans Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Resident Choreographer 2005–08), Sydney Dance Company, The Juilliard School, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Martha Graham Dance Company, among others.
In 2006 Aszure choreographed the Broadway revival production of _The Threepenny Opera _directed by Scott Elliott, translation by Wallace Shawn and starring, Alan Cumming, Jim Dale, Nellie Mackay, Ana Gasteyer, and Cyndi Lauper. Aszure Barton has performed with many celebrated artists and companies including Mikhail Baryshnikov | Hell’s Kitchen Dance, The National Ballet of Canada, Wendy Osserman Dance Company, and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal.