Los Angeles Ballet presents four works from the master of 20th century ballet, George Balanchine. "La Sonnambula" is one of Balanchine's early works and follows a storyline of love, jealousy, mystery, and murder. "Concerto Barocco" features Balanchine's supreme musicality. "Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux" is ballet bravura. "The Four Temperaments" consists of a fusion of classical and contemporary movement, exploring the medieval "humors" attributed to the human body. Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary are co-artistic directors of Los Angeles Ballet. Ms. Neary danced for New York City Ballet and is one of a very select group of former dancers who is authorized by the Balanchine Trust to stage his ballets.
Mr. Lewis Segal, former dance critic for the Los Angeles Times, will be giving a pre-performance talk at 6 PM. Mr. Segal is one of the icons of dance criticism and I would like to hear him speak. As you will have your ticket, you may choose to skip this portion of the event.
Tickets are on sale at Goldstar. I have chosen Tier 3 seats for a total cost of $29.50 (regular price is $55). Please use this link so we can sit together: http://www.goldstar.com/groups/4b95774143de7403a134801f0feed1dc4a665b9f
I would not hesitate in purchasing tickets. The Los Angeles Times has published two major stories on the Balanchine Festival in recent days.