Abt 920

American Ballet Theatre Reviews

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

102 ratings
4.6 average rating
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Efren Matos Red Velvet
511 events
301 reviews
251 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

I love American Dance Thea and everything they do. This proves another great production.

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Alan Trevor Red Velvet
298 events
184 reviews
40 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

Fabulous production and dancing

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273 events
128 reviews
34 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

Ballet excellent, but the Will Call line was practically to the Ahmanson and we had to stand in the hot sun for 20 minutes. One of the attendants said he never saw it that long before. The box office person said there was no problem, but I...continued

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56 events
42 reviews
20 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

Great dancing, silly story.--but you don't go for the story. Excellent founders circle seats. ABT shoudld be here much more often.

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Culver Roz Red Velvet
101 events
38 reviews
52 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

Took my mother to the Saturday matinee performance and we both enjoyed it immensely. She is 97 and the performance was so entrancing (dancing, sets, costumes) that she stayed for the entire performance, which was over 2 1/2 hours.

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23 events
16 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

As usual, a great experience. Received word that there would be a long line for ticket pick-up and received my tickets by mail. there was, indeed, a very long line in the heat of the day that I didn't have to stand in. The ballet was a...continued

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33 events
15 reviews
30 stars
attended Jul 11 2013

From the description, I wasn't sure if this performance would include La Corsair, it didn't. It was a combination of three ballet performances that were impressive and entertaining. Three intermissions were timely in reducing audience fatigue...continued

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28 events
12 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

The dancing of the Slave was fantastic; he seemed to fly off the ground. The dancer who portrayed Conrad seemed more lead footed. Act 2 was the highlight for me but overall, I enjoyed the experience.

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14 events
8 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 11 2013

Loved the ABT Mixed Repertoire Julhy 11 at the Dorothy Chandler. It's 180 degrees different from the Bolshoi performances I've seen. Female dancers are all lithe and petite while the males are beefy and muscular. The artistry was beautiful, but...continued

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

The loge seat was great, ticket pick up at will call was fast. The performance was very good. I have always wanted to see Le Corsaire and I enjoyed it, but there are other ballets I like more.

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14 events
5 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 11 2013

Beautiful evening of dance by a first rate ballet company

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28 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 12 2013

This was a great evening of dance! Haven't seen ABT in a long while. Had never seen the complete Le Corsaire. Some fantastic jaw dropping dancing by the men. Wish I had seen more bravura from the ladies. Perhaps this wasn't the ballet for...continued

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Patty Woo Red Velvet
37 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

I don't know why, but I thought it would be more moving. The dancers seemed a bit automatonic, although skilled. The corps, in particular, seemed a bit bored. It didn't help that the story is ridiculous. The Pasha (associate artistic director of...

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 11 2013

Known over the years for their exuberance and athleticism, last night's performance proved that this company is as elegant and technically brilliant as any of the majors. What a lovely evening. Bravi !!!!!!

Don Kellin

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16 events
2 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 11 2013

+ they were fabulous seats: dead center, row T.

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49 events
2 reviews
23 stars
attended Jul 11 2013

grand performance, I brought my 10 year old daughter and she said "This is the pretties thing I've ever seen!"

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90 events
67 reviews
17 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

Beautifully done ballet with gorgeous sets. Daniil Simkin was the dancer who stood out the most - incredible jumps and leonine grace! The only thing that bothered me, and I've NEVER had this problem at the ballet before, was that you could hear...continued

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46 events
28 reviews
31 stars
attended Jul 12 2013

Ballet does not get better than this. It was a beautiful evening of dance, design and music. The men were incredible with their athletic solos and the ballerinas were lovely. Several "oohs" and "ahs" were emitted by the nearly full audience.

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73 events
26 reviews
31 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

The dancing was excellent. I especially enjoyed seeing the synchrony of the corps de ballet. However, the "story" of the Corsaire is a MESS. There were so many plot turns and sop much "acting," that it became tiresome. The most outstanding...continued

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34 events
22 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

I love the ballet and the ABT. Don't know enough about the technical aspects of ballet to be a good critic, but I really enjoyed the Le Corsaire performance. Principal dancers were outstanding. I unfortunately got stuck in horrific traffic from...continued

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