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320 Star Starred
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from Ben W.

This annual event where four selected choreographers work for three weeks with a group of dancers has become a highlight for me. I look forward to attending each year.

reviewed Jul 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from don gunn

Some good dancing, but not very exciting choreography for the most part.

reviewed Jul 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Jay

Unique, refreshing, a new view on the world. I'm proud to be here when this event is small, 'cause when it hits the big time, I can boast: "I was there"!

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Quotes & Highlights

Read more about the NCI 2008 choreographers: Ma Cong, Emery LeCrone, Amy Seiwert, and Edmund Stripe, as well as Artistic Director Molly Lynch.
The development process for this year’s NCI has been documented on video.
NCI Discovery 2006, the last iteration of the event offered on Goldstar, got enthusiastic reviews from members.


Be there for the birth of, not one, but four new ballets created as part of the intensive 3-week process of the National Choreographers Initiative. Director Molly Lynch invites four noted choreographers to participate, as well as sixteen professional dancers from ballet companies across the country. NCI is a southern California project with national influence. In its first four years, NCI has helped 16 choreographers to develop new works. A dozen of the pieces begun here have gone on to be premiered or developed further and performed elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. The project culminates in a public performance showcasing the excitement of new creation. It’s also an opportunity to hear the choreographers talk about their concepts and ideas and for you to ask questions and participate in the discussion. It’s a mind-expanding excursion into the world of dance.

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