Dance at the Music Center: American Ballet Theatre & Spain's Compañía Nacional de Danza 2
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The last date listed for Dance at the Music Center: Two-Show Package was Friday May 18, 2007 / 7:30pm (and July 13 @ 7:30pm).
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Gordon B.
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A great evening of innovative dance. The first and third dance sets were incredible, very sensual, rhythmic and fluid.
Quotes & Highlights
“Once in a not too frequent while, there comes along an evening that reminds you why you’re in the theatre in the first place, and why dance is not a luxury or a frill but a necessity of life. Such an evening was American Ballet Theatre.” —Washington Post
“[Compañía Nacional de Danza 2] has superb dancers and is led by one of the world’s leading choreographers, Nacho Duarto. Over the past two decades, Duarto’s work has been acclaimed for its breathtaking sweep, vibrant musicality, and vivid Spanish soul. Duarto tempers the long-lined clarity and classical formalism of ballet with a modern aesthetic imbued with striking originality and flair.” —Boston Globe
Your two-show package of tickets includes two performances at two different venues at the Music Center:*
- Friday, May 18 at 7:30pm at the Ahmanson Theatre: Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 (CND2)
- F*riday, July 13* at 7:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion: American Ballet Theatre (ABT)
You will pick up your tickets to both shows when you arrive for the May 18 performance at the Ahmanson Theatre. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the venue for the July 13 performance, is located at the Music Center, across from the Ahmanson Theatre.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Seating chart for the Ahmanson
Seating chart for the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
- **Friday, May 18 at 7:30pm at the Ahmanson Theatre
Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 (CND2)*
Renowned Artist Nacho Duato first emerged as a choreographer to watch while a dancer with the Nederlands Dans Theater and quickly became the company’s resident choreographer. Now one of the world’s most sought-after artists, his works are in the repertoires of many great companies including American Ballet Theatre, Australian Ballet, the Royal Ballet and San Francisco Ballet just to name a few.
Making their Music Center debut, Duato brings his own company, Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 direct from Spain, performing Remansos and a new work to make its North American debut. The company consists of amazing young dancers who eloquently and successfully embody the fluidity of Nacho’s vocabulary. Premiered by American Ballet Theatre, Remansos has received critical acclaim for its ingenuity and powerful use of space and forms.
Choreography, Sets and Costumes: Nacho Duato
Music: Enrique Granados
GNAWA Company Premiere
Choreography: Nacho Duato
Music: “Ma ’Bud Allah” written by Hassan Hakmoun and Adam Rudolph: “Carauri” written by Juan Arteche; “Window” written by Abou-Khalil, Velez, Kusur and Sarkissian;
Choreography: Nacho Duato
Music: Toto Bissainthe (Rasanbleman)
A thirty Minute Lecture begins 60 minutes prior to curtain in the Ahmanson theatre.
For 40 years the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center has presented a wide variety of dramas, musicals, comedies, classic revivals and exciting dance engagements. A unique, state-of-the-art 1995 reconfiguration has provided the Ahmanson with a capacity of 1,900 seats.
*Friday, July 13 at 7:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
American Ballet Theatre (ABT) *
Experience the passion, power and movement of one of the world’s most revered and innovative ballet companies. American Ballet Theatre (ABT), under the artistic direction of Kevin McKenzie, returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion after sold out performances in 2005. Few ballet companies equal ABT for its combination of size, scope and outreach. It is recognized as a living national treasure since its founding in 1940.
A 30-minute lectures begins 60 minutes prior to curtain and takes place in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Choreography by: Lar Lubovitch
Music by: Elliot B. Goldenthal (composer of LA Opera’s Grendel)
Originating as a story in the Hecatommithi (Hundred Tales) of Giraldi Cintio published in Venice in 1566, the characters and basic plot were subsequently adapted by William Shakespeare into his play, The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, around 1602.
Othello was given its World Premiere by American Ballet Theatre on May 23, 1997 at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
About the Ticket Supplier: Music Center
A leader at the cultural heart of Los Angeles County, The Music Center brings to life one of the world’s premier arts destinations by creating opportunities for arts participation, enabling compelling programming and providing firstclass venues and services.
The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country, creating a cultural hub that is central to L.A.’s status as “the creative capital” of the world. Celebrated for its illustrious dance programming Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center and home to four world-class resident companies- LA Phil, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale – The Music Center is the place to experience the most innovative and critically-acclaimed performing arts in the nation. In its effort to extend the reach and accessibility of the performing arts, the Music Center is a national model for experiences in which people participate directly through its Active Arts® at The Music Center.
As well, The Music Center presents special productions, events and festivals for children and families, including World City at The Music Center. Each year, over one-million audience members delight in the excitement of live performances on The Music Center’s stages and enjoy free community arts events all year long across its outdoor campus.
The Music Center is also on the forefront of arts education in Los Angeles, providing arts resources to students and teachers in schools and community centers throughout the region. Approximately 500 full-time, seasonal and part-time staff members are employees of The Center and contribute to its operation and success.
The Music Center was developed as an unprecedented public private partnership with Los Angeles County. Through the support of the Board of Supervisors, the County of Los Angeles plays an invaluable role in the successful operation of The Music Center. This relationship has cemented the importance of the arts to the cultural fabric of Los Angeles.