The Reviews Are In – ABT’s ‘Whipped Cream’ Becomes An Instant Classic

The Reviews Are In – ABT’s ‘Whipped Cream’ Becomes An Instant Classic

On March 15, Segerstrom Center for the Arts (www.scfta.org)  in Costa Mesa presented the world premiere of  American Ballet Theatre’s new production of  Whipped Cream, choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmanksy, with stunning sets and costumes by Mark Ryden. Whipped Cream  is based on Schlagobers, a two-act ballet and score by Richard Strauss […]

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo Shines with its US Debut of “Choré,” Celebrating the Glamour of Old Hollywood and American Musical Theater

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo Shines with its US Debut of “Choré,” Celebrating the Glamour of Old Hollywood and American Musical Theater

Perfect timing with the awards season, Segerstrom Center for the Arts (www.scfta.org) has done it again, welcoming the return of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo on February 12 – 13, with the American premiere of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s “Choré,” an homage to the glitz and glamour of American musical theater. This marks the ballet’s third visit to […]

The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg Invades Southern California With Stunning Productions, “Up and Down” and “Rodin”

The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg Invades Southern California With Stunning Productions, “Up and Down” and “Rodin”

I first discovered The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg while on a year-long study abroad in Russia in the 1990s. The ballet, very controversial for the time and location, “Tchaikovsky – The Mystery of Life and Death” was one of the most thrilling and memorable dance productions I have ever experienced. Since then, I have seen […]

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