Balanchine Festival RED Celebrates the Master Choreographer
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The last date listed for Balanchine Festival RED was Saturday May 18, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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I had never seen a performance at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, and I was impressed with the theater. Very expansive stage — excellent for a dance performance — and there probably isn't a bad seat in the house. The Los Angeles Ballet was excellent, and I am a Balanchine fan; however, I think that the company's strength is in their ballerinas. While Balanchine choreography is known for showcasing the ballerinas, I was less impressed with the caliber of Los Angeles Ballet's danseurs.
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Running time is two hours, with two intermissions.
The pre-performance talk with arts journalist Lewis Segal begins at 6:00pm. Segal will discuss Balanchine’s life in Los Angeles and present excerpts from Hollywood films featuring Balanchine choreography.
About the Ticket Supplier: Los Angeles Ballet
The debut of Los Angeles Ballet on December 2, 2006, was met with standing ovations and critical acclaim. “A Company is Born”, declared LA Times dance critic Lewis Segal in his December 4, 2006 review. “… there’s plenty of promise in the homegrown production by company artistic directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary.”
Los Angeles Ballet’s original production of The Nutcracker reflects the city in which it is based. It introduced the first of many seasons of ballet made fresh, alluring, and entertaining. With choreography by Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary and set design by LA designer and illustrator Catherine Kanner, the production is the first to honor the company’s mission to establish an artistic collaboration that invites all genres to participate. Choreographers, composers, dancers, musicians, and set, costume and lighting designers, come together in Los Angeles Ballet for a new era of performing arts innovation.
World-class dance has come home to Los Angeles.