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Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
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Lots of food choices right across the street. Try the Veggie Grill!
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The whole thing is only an hour so park across the street and not in the parking structure, where you have to pay $10..
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National Choreographers Initiative: "Discovery 2008"
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4.2 average rating
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143 events
128 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 26 2008

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.

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31 events
24 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 26 2008

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

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9 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 26 2008

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.