Gala of the Stars: Festival Ballet Theatre Showcases Dancers From Around the Globe
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Each year, the New Choreographers Initiative holds an intensive three-week process to create fresh, cutting edge new dances. NCI Discovery 2014 will showcase four new ballets created through this program. Artistic Director Molly Lynch invited four choreographers of note, as well as sixteen professional dancers from ballet companies across the country, to participate. This evening will debut the results to the public. This year's choreographers are Barry Kerollis, Gabrielle Lamb, Philip Neal and Garrett Smith. The evening also offers an opportunity to hear the choreographers talk about their concepts and ideas, and for the audience to participate in the discussion. Learn More
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What a fantastic evening, filled with dance! My daughter and I got great seats, 10th row - no problems picking tickets up at the box office before the show. The show featured guest dancers from all over the globe, as well as some local Orange County dancers from Festival Ballet Theatre. They were ALL superb! We got to see a mix of classical ballet and contemporary dance. My daughter even got a few autographs after the show.
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Festival Ballet Theatre simultaneously attracts the best in professional dance to its home base while sending its own dancers out as artistic ambassadors to the world.
FBT’s annual Gala of the Stars showcases internationally revered guest artists from prestigious dance companies throughout the world, along with FBT’s accomplished resident company dancers.
Festival Ballet Theatre is pleased to present this amazing night in association with Youth American Grand Prix. Don’t miss this truly special event as internationally acclaimed dancers join forces with the stars of tomorrow to deliver a breathtaking program filled with energy and electricity.
April Ball, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo; Stephan Bourgond, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo; Fabrice Calmels, Joffrey Ballet; Daniel Camargo, Stuttgart Ballet; Mari Kawanishi, Staats Ballet Berlin; Rebecca King, Prague State Opera Ballet; Jamie Kopit, American Ballet Theatre; Carla Korbes, Pacific Northwest Ballet; Veronika Part, American Ballet Theatre; Alexander Shpak, Staats Ballet Berlin; Cory Stearns, American Ballet Theatre; Sareen Tchekmedyian, Sarasota Ballet; Daniel Ulbricht, New York City Ballet