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SCFTA Dance Season 2011-2012Vishneva/Gomes, Ratmansky's Firebird, SFB, and more!


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#1 ksk04

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:16 PM

This looks somewhat promising:


San Francisco Ballet

Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer
September 27–28 & September 30–October 2, 2011
SEGERSTROM HALL

"One look at the dancers and I'm reminded that San Francisco Ballet is among the best companies in the world." - The New York Times

The venerable San Francisco Ballet, America's oldest professional ballet company, returns to the Center to start the 2011 – 2012 International Dance Series. The company will bring Tomasson's elegant full length Romeo & Juliet and a mix program of spectacular repertory works.

Program:
Tuesday and Wednesday:
Chroma

Music: Joby Talbot, Jack White III
Choreography: Wayne McGregor

RAkU
Music: Shinji Eshima
Choreography: Yuri Possokhov

Symphony in C
Music: Georges Bizet
Choreography: George Balanchine

Friday to Sunday:
Romeo & Juliet

Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Helgi Tomasson

World Premiere
Diana Vishneva In Madame X

November 3-6, 2011
SEGERSTROM HALL


The dazzling prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Ballet returns to the Center with a brand new showcase for her phenomenal talent. Our previous collaboration with the superstar, Diana Vishneva: Beauty in Motion, won three of Russia's prestigious Golden Mask Awards. This season, Vishneva is back in a brand new program titled Madame X.

Guest artists include Marcello Gomes(!!!!), Bernice Coppieters and members of the Mariinsky Ballet


Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

Center Debut
Jean-Christophe Maillot, choreographer-director
Under the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover
February 9 - 12, 2012
SEGERSTROM HALL

"Maillot's Cinderella is poetic and expressive. On the edge of the contemporary, but anchored in a superbly solid classical technique..." - La Croix

"brilliant…so enthralling from start to finish that one could hardly wait for the intermissions to be over." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Prepare to experience Cinderella as never before in this sophisticated, thought-provoking, contemporary interpretation. Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, one of the world's most prestigious dance companies, has an illustrious tradition dating back to 1909. Artistic Director and choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot's new version of the classic Cendrillon, with music by Prokofiev, graces the Center stage in the company's highly-anticipated Southern California debut.

Program:
Cinderella

Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Robert Battle, Artistic Director
Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director
May 6–11, 2012
SEGERSTROM HALL

"A company that clearly believes that dance is a gift to be shared with the audience" - The New York Times

Every performance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a celebration of dance at its finest with the company's brilliant artistry and passionate energy bringing audiences to their feet. Their Center engagement offers something historic to celebrate as well as the company begins an exciting era with new artistic director Robert Battle. Programs feature Ailey classics and works by today's most exciting choreographers.

Program:
Repertory Highlights including Revelations


American Ballet Theatre
Kevin McKenzie, artistic director
March 29 – April 1, 2012
SEGERSTROM HALL

"One of the most beautiful sights in dance is American Ballet Theatre in full flight." - New York Post

American Ballet Theatre with its unrivaled roster of superstar dancers holds a special place in the hearts of Orange County audiences as the company that has appeared at the Center more than any other. In honor of the Center's 25th Anniversary season, ABT will present the world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's new production of The Firebird along with other beloved short ballets. In the world of dance, the ABT returns with a program that will include the world premiere of a new production of The Firebird by Alexei Ratmansky. This American dance treasure and its galaxy of international dance superstars will again captivate audiences with every move.

Program:
The Firebird | World premiere of new production

Music: Igor Strvinsky
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Plus repertory highlights


Obviously the big news is ABT's new Ratmansky Firebird :clapping: and Diana/Marcelo in Madame X. I love it the idea of it depending on the choreography (and if it's actually a ballet rather than an idiotic Ardani program title). Probably too much to hope for Ratmansky!

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:05 AM

Here's a link to a public site at the Center with all the dates and info:

http://www.scfta.org....aspx?NavID=883

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 04:41 PM

I received an email from the Center today about the subscriber Dance 11/12 package...it shows no Vishneva evening and instead we have another round of the Kings of Dance. Perhaps the Vishneva evening will re-emerge in the schedule later? Info below:

Kings Of The Dance
October 21–23, 2011
Segerstrom Hall

Five years after its debut at the Center, Kings of the Dance is back with an all new program to showcase the incredible power, athleticism and artistry of today's most celebrated male ballet stars.

Featuring:
Marcelo Gomes – American Ballet Theatre
Ivan Vasileiv – Bolshoi Ballet
David Hallberg – American Ballet Theatre
Guillaume Cote – National Ballet of Canada
Denis Matvienko – Mariinsky Ballet



Hopefully it's more like the original Kings of Dance (which in comparison to Ardani's other programs we have had to suffer through here, was not bad) and less like the monstrosity that was Reflections. :icon8:


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