Abt 920

American Ballet Theatre Reviews

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

100 ratings
4.6 average rating
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Efren Matos Red Velvet
485 events
290 reviews
105 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
287 events
183 reviews
37 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

Fabulous production and dancing

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Culver Roz Red Velvet
92 events
33 reviews
78 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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22 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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32 events
13 reviews
28 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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18 events
13 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

Loved ABT. Fun ballet with lots of dancing and, finally, a first rate cast. Seats could have been a bit better for red velvet.

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29 events
10 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

Le Corsaire is a wonderful ballet, but not a great one. Inspired by Byron's poem, The Corsair, the ballet falters in telling its story in a engrossing manner, indeed, much of the time the story seems irrelevant to the performances of the dancers....continued

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25 events
9 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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11 events
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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10 events
5 reviews
3 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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26 events
4 reviews
2 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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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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Superica Red Velvet
8 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

The ballet was magical and fantastic!! The Music Center always has such a great energy; arrive a bit early to enjoy it. Music Center parking was under $10.00. Easy and quick to pick up tickets at will call. Great night without breaking the...continued

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11 events
2 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 11 2013

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

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45 events
2 reviews
21 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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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
30 events
2 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...continued

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5 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 11 2013

This ballet company has grown into such an exquisite ensemble of young dancers and it was such a joy to watch them. The orchestra and selections were lovely and overall we had a wonderful evening. From the purchase of the tickets on-line through...continued

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255 events
122 reviews
32 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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79 events
57 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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48 events
37 reviews
19 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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