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Festival Ballet Theatre: 2010-2011 Season

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Festival Ballet Theatre of Anaheim, CA has announced its 2010-2011 season at the Barclay Theatre at University of California, Irvine:

http://www.festivalballet.org/fbt/season.html

Of special note, they are bringing in several interesting guest artists. With tickets only $35-40 and very nice sightlines at the Barclay, it's quite the bargain.

Firebird & Mixed Repertoire - October 16 & 17, 2010

with guest Jade Payette, Washington Ballet

The Nutcracker - December 11-24, 2010

guests:

from ABT

Gillian Murphy & Gennadi Saveliev:

Sat. Dec. 11 at 2 & 7pm

Sun. Dec. 12 at 1 & 6pm

Irina Dvorovenko & Maxim Beloserkovsky:

Fri. Dec. 17 at 7pm

Sat. Dec. 18 at 2 & 7pm

Sun. Dec. 19 at 1 & 6pm

from Corella Ballet:

Ashley Ellis & George Birkadze:

Tues. Dec. 21 at 6pm

Coppélia - March 26 & 27, 2010

guests TBA

Gala of Stars - May 2011

guests TBA

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Festival Ballet Theatre of Anaheim, CA has announced its 2010-2011 season at the Barclay Theatre at University of California, Irvine:

http://www.festivalballet.org/fbt/season.html

Of special note, they are bringing in several interesting guest artists. With tickets only $35-40 and very nice sightlines at the Barclay, it's quite the bargain.

Firebird & Mixed Repertoire - October 16 & 17, 2010

with guest Jade Payette, Washington Ballet

FBT's performances of The Firebird & Mixed Repertoire was wonderful! I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy The Firebird that much, but Nikolai Kabaniaev's choreography was really great and very exciting, and Jade Payette's performance was excellent. All the dancers did a great job and the costumes and sets really set the mood too.

Molly Lynch, Viktor Plotnikov both had contemporary pieces and Pas dAction from Laurencia was set by Yuri Fateyev, Acting Director of the Mariinsky Ballet Company. Ms. Lynch's piece was beautiful and elegant and V. Plotnikov's Oops was a delight. Laurencia was a great Spanish partnering piece.

These fall shows that FTB puts together are always fun for the variety of pieces they put together. The crowd really enjoyed the performances and standing ovations were awarded the performers! :clapping:

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Festival Ballet Theatre of Anaheim, CA has announced its 2010-2011 season at the Barclay Theatre at University of California, Irvine:

http://www.festivalballet.org/fbt/season.html

Oh, I should note that Festival Ballet Theatre is located in Fountain Valley CA, not Anaheim. It is right on the border of Huntington Beach, if people are more familiar with Surf City, USA :)

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It has just been announced that Megan Fairchild and Andrew Veyette of NYCB will be the guest artists for the performances of Coppelia March 26-27!

http://www.festivalballet.org/fbt/coppelia.html

At $40 a ticket ($30 for children, $36 for senior 60+) and $3 service charge, this is a great deal. The Barclay Theatre at UC Irvine has very nice sightlines. I just bought tickets and most seats are still available, although I suspect that will change now that the guest artists have been announced.

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