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Los Angeles Ballet Dances Balanchine

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.

 

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  • Jonna R.

    Balanchine was married four times and had other numerous romantic relationships. All were with ballerinas. After Zorina, he married Maria Tallchief in 1946. The marriage was brief. In 1952, he married Tanaquil LeClercq. She contacted polio while on a tour in 1956 and was never able to walk again. Balanchine divorced her in 1969 to pursue Suzanne Farrell who told him "no". Actually, Zorina was his second official marriage, not his third as Mr. Segal remarked. Talk about a man and his muses!!!!

    April 8, 2013

  • Jonna R.

    They were excellent, much better than I espected. YAY! A new company to follow. The Balanchine choreography was exquisite. Wonderful participants (as usual!)

    April 8, 2013

  • Chris F.

    What a thrill to see Balanchine's ballets performed. The LA Ballet was wonderful and made it clear that they knew what they were doing. Thanks, Jonna, it was a great night.

    April 7, 2013

  • Michelle

    Enjoyed the insightful lecture and the performance from LA Ballet, most of all, meeting art and culture lovers that share the same language and passion. Thank you for making this happen, Jonna!

    April 7, 2013

  • Steve M

    Thanks Jonna for arranging this. It was a wonderful surprise. I'm jazzed that we have a local, first rate company. They are back on May 18. Yay!

    April 7, 2013

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