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Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 59 members
Review from Goldstar Member
Red Velvet 252 events 83 reviews

I only saw the first of two of the package: Interesting multicultural dance from Spain by younger troop.

reviewed May 18 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from MsPallas
Red Velvet 178 events 39 reviews

Wonderful dancing, beautiful music, sensual dramatic lighting. What a nice surprise from a company I'd never heard of.

reviewed May 18 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Gordon B.
121 events 56 reviews

A great evening of innovative dance. The first and third dance sets were incredible, very sensual, rhythmic and fluid.

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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

Phone:  213-972-0711

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)

Pre-performance Lecture

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.

Pre-performance Lecture

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.

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