Kirov Ballet in The Nutcracker at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
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The last date listed for Kirov Ballet: The Nutcracker was Friday December 19, 2008 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:
- Full Price:
- $65.00 - $75.00
- Our Price:
- $32.00 - $52.00
Now in its 60th year, the pioneering Paul Taylor Dance Company stages several of its acclaimed pieces at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Dubbed the "naughty boy" of dance by Martha Graham, Taylor's not only one of the greatest modern choreographers of the 20th century, he's also one of the 21st century's most daring innovators, still creating well into his 80s. His 16-member company embodies his continuing genius and nurtures new talent -- Tony winners Twyla Tharp and David Parsons are among its many distinguished alumni. Expect a wonderful show of kinetic movement, enthralling storytelling and surprising humor from one of the true legends of the form. Learn More
They do not hold the curtain....allow plenty of time to get to your seatinfo • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Penelope Linge
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I seemed to have missed an essential rite of childhood as this was the first time I had ever seen the Nutcracker (or a ballet for that matter)! Therefore hard for me to comment on the performance, although my friends who are much more knowledegable on the subject rate the performance mediocre - perhaps due to the fact that it was opening night.
Things I can comment on:
1) Founder Circle Seats - brilliant as usual! We were seated towards the middle and 6 rows back. Had a perfect view of the stage and some of the orchestra.
2) Ease of Getting Tickets - Definitely plan on arriving 20 minutes early as the line extended from the Dorothy Chandler will call all way back to the fountain (in the rain too!) The good news is the line moves fast - but you don't want to be that person running to your seat (as I was)
3) Performance Time - The show started at 7:40 PM and ended at around 10:15PM. I felt this was a little late for some of the kids in the audience, many who were asleep by performance end. There are two intermissions of about 15-20 minutes each - definitely could have done with just one intermission.
Overall, an enjoyable evening at an affordable price. Thanks Goldstar!
Quotes & Highlights
- "The Kirov's dancers have seemingly flawless technique and execution. They look powerful, commanding and beautiful... The Kirov [performing The Nutcracker] have made a believer out of me." --<em>Critical Dance</em>
The Kirov Ballet, one of the world's most renowned ballet companies, performs the beloved family holiday classic The Nutcracker, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre. This fairy tale ballet, choreographed in 1934 by Vasily Vainonen, has dazzled audiences around the world and is a perfect way to celebrate the festive holiday season.
Filled with wonderment and child-like delight, Kirov's The Nutcracker features many of ballet's most exciting dancers including Irina Golub, Vladimir Schklyarov, Evgenia Obraztsova, and Igor Kolb.
Learn more about The Nutcracker's story and Kirov history; join dance historian and writer Elizabeth Kaye for family-friendly pre-show talks beginning one hour prior to each performance in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
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