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Ballet Preljocaj's Les Nuits Reviews

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

69 ratings
3.7 average rating
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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
482 events
282 reviews
83 stars
472 events
243 reviews
150 stars
attended Jun 20 2014

This was a very interesting performance. It incorporated modern dance moves with story telling, great visuals and passion. My only objection was the poor lighting. Obviously the lighting had been designed for a much smaller venue where it would...continued

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135 events
66 reviews
33 stars
attended Jun 20 2014

This dance was promoted as inspired by The Arabian Nights and the character of Scheherazade, which, for us, established expectations of
something exotic and colorful. Instead we saw something more a la
Dubai nightclub and minimalist. There were...continued

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79 events
49 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 21 2014

Great seats and an amazing performance.

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52 events
18 reviews
28 stars
52 events
18 reviews
28 stars
attended Jun 20 2014

Good evening. Great dancers.

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33 events
15 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 21 2014

Energetic, good-looking dancers. The advertising promised a sensual, even provocative performance, but the show did not deliver in that respect.
If there was any kind of story line or developed characters, I missed them.
There was a nod to "Les...continued

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135 events
13 reviews
28 stars
attended Jun 21 2014

Ballet was mechanical and repetitious. Short s it was it was too long, and the audience rushed out of their seats even before the lights came back on

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21 events
12 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 22 2014

If you love classical music but hate modern classical which makes no sense and hurts the ears then “Les Nuits” or perhaps called in English THE NUTS if you go to this so called art and waste money to see this so called Ballet.
To us it was so bad...continued

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36 events
9 reviews
36 stars
attended Jun 21 2014

The ballet was wonderful. Though not Goldstar's fault, there was a really tall man sitting in front of me blocking full vision of the stage (I had to look around him and see only 1 section of the stage) AND there were about 6 Russian people...continued

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Celia McDonald Red Velvet
28 events
7 reviews
29 stars
attended Jun 22 2014

Pretty strange experience overall. I would not recommend this ballet to anyone. The choreographer was successful in making my group of 4 feel uneasy. We felt that it was created in poor taste. A huge disappointment.

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Goldstar Member
120 events
79 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 20 2014

I had a "Premier Founders" Circle seat. It was in the last row. Not sure how "Premier" it was. The first piece had very little light, so it was difficult to see what the dancers were doing. It got better, but was never great.

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102 events
72 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 22 2014

The dancers were excellent, but there was a sameness in the movements throughout that made it hard to stay focused. I was unaware of the underlining theme beforehand which would have been helpful. The sound/music should have been more varied in...continued

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67 events
38 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 22 2014

Great great great! So happy to have attended! Seats were in center and could see everything though we did use a binoculars.

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138 events
27 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 20 2014

Dancing was fabulous. Music was awful.

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JJC
43 events
19 reviews
18 stars
attended Jun 22 2014

I saw them do Snow White and it was an awesome telling of that story thru dance. But this one I couldn't find the story. I expected 1000 Arabian nites as a theme throughout but I couldn't recognize a storyline. I expected to be able to...continued

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32 events
14 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 21 2014

Amazing program! I recommend this to everyone to see. Thanks to Goldstar for affordable tickets!

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17 events
13 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 21 2014

A little confusing however superb dancing, set and lighting!

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24 events
12 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 22 2014

I LOVED Prejlocaj's "Snow White", but this one was just ok for me. It seemed a little hard to follow and though it was visually stunning as Prejlocaj usually is, I didn't enjoy this performance as much, sadly. But you can't win them all and I...continued

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43 events
9 reviews
107 stars
attended Jun 22 2014

It was very monotonous and repetitive. Lots of movement but did not feel like dancing.
Goldstar lowered the price of the performance a few days before but would not credit the difference in the higher price I had paid. Not happy about that.

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