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Irvine Barclay Theatre
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NCI Highlights_ commemorates choreographic successes originally created during NCI workshops between 2004 and 2012. In total, there have been thirty-seven NCI choreographers, who each created a new piece through this initative. Twenty-two of these original productions have been performed by other companies across the country. NCI Highlights_ celebrates the national artistic impact of this project. Excerpts from several of these pieces will be revived by the 2013 ensemble of dancers, brought back to life on the very stage where they first debuted! NCI Highlights represents the progress and passion of the National Choreographers Initiative’s past ten seasons, and will be a celebration you will not want to miss.

The brainchild of Artistic Director Molly Lynch, NCI is a unique dance project that convenes four promising choreographers and an ensemble of sixteen professional dancers for a three-week intensive process of contemporary dance creation. NCI culminates in a one-night engagement at Irvine Barclay Theatre for the debut performance of these new works.

<em>Poppin': The Story of Blue Note Records</em> George Benson John Pizzarelli Quartet Festival Ballet Theatre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> NTL Screening: <em>No Man's Land</em> Holidays With the Canadian Brass St. Lawrence String Quartet <em>Fin de Fiesta</em> Backhausdance Descanso Gardens: Enchanted Forest of Light <em>CHILL</em> American Ballet Theatre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment</em> Knott's Merry Farm <em>The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker</em> <em>ELF The Musical</em> Long Beach Ballet: <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Winter Fest</em> <em>Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular</em>