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Los Angeles Ballet: Balanchine Program

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The Los Angeles Ballet returns with their summer program “An Evening of Balanchine,” featuring a unique showcase of master choreographer George Balanchine’s most revered and inspired ballets – Rubies, Apollo and Serenade.

The program celebrates three different eras of the legendary artist’s life and three different moods of his choreographic genius; the romantic and illustrious Serenade, the abstract story of Apollo, and the electric and jazzy Rubies.

In addition, the repertoire leverages Neary’s unique standing as a “Repetiteur” for the Balanchine Trust – a special distinction that makes her one of few in the world allowed to stage Balanchine ballets for professional companies.

Tickets for “An Evening of Balanchine” are on sale immediately by calling 310-998-7782 or by visiting www.losangelesballet.org. Performances take place May 24 and May 25 (7:30 p.m.) at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse; June 2 (7:30 p.m.) at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and May 26 (7:30 p.m.) at the Alex Theatre, Glendale. Annual subscriptions are available from $59.50 to $161.50 and single ticket sales range from $35 to $95.

About Los Angeles Ballet

Launched in 2006 by artistic directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, Los Angeles Ballet made its exciting debut with The Nutcracker as the city’s own professional ballet company focused on capturing the creative aesthetic unique to Southern California. With a professional ballet presence in Los Angeles, the Company is building a large and diverse base of fans who will grow to become devoted, supportive patrons. Now completing its first season, Los Angeles Ballet has been hailed by audiences and critics alike.

Los Angeles Ballet’s 21 dancers have joined the Company from such esteemed dance institutions ranging from Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Royal Ballet School and Louisville Ballet, to New York City Ballet, Westside School of Ballet (Los Angeles), and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

The Company, a not-for-profit arts organization affiliated with the Westside School of Ballet, makes its professional home at the Malibu Performing Arts Center. Julie Whittaker is the Company’s executive director.

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