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SCFTA Dance Season 2011-2012

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This looks somewhat promising:

San Francisco Ballet

Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer

September 27–28 & September 30–October 2, 2011


"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.


Tuesday and Wednesday:


Music: Joby Talbot, Jack White III

Choreography: Wayne McGregor


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


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


"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.



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


"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.


Repertory Highlights including Revelations

American Ballet Theatre

Kevin McKenzie, artistic director

March 29 – April 1, 2012


"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.


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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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.


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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