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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
Dance MFA Concerts

4/28/2017 - 5/6/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 4/30/2017)

Come experience new works by graduate student choreographers as they present a culmination of their academic education at CTSA and perform the final shows of the dance season. Free of charge

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American Contemporary Ballet - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Naked Souls of Kings and Queens

4/27/2017 - 4/30/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 4/30/2017)

In the first of a seven-part Dance + Design series, American Contemporary Ballet re-creates the dances and dance crazes that fascinated generations and informed history.

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SB DANCE THEATRE - Santa Barbara - Presents:

Thursday, 5/4/2017

What do you get when you marry a boundary-bending dance company to a world-renowned research university? To our common good fortune, this isn’t a rhetorical question. Santa Barbara Dance Theater (SBDT), the professional dance company in residence at University of California, Santa Barbara, is a vibrant art enterprise with tremendous creative dynamism and impeccable performance standards.

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Chapman University /Jennifer Backhaus - Orange - Presents:
Spring Dance Concert

5/5/2017 - 5/6/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

Directed by Jennifer Backhaus, join us for an evening of exciting new dance works in varied styles and themes by Chapman student choreographers.

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City Ballet of San Diego - San Diego - Presents:
Carmen and Vivaldi's Four Seasons

5/12/2017 - 5/14/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)

City Ballet of San Diego will close this exciting season with two thrilling ballets by its extremely talented Resident Choreographers Elizabeth Wistrich and Geoff Gonzalez. Two large-cast ballets are sure to enchant and excite – a program not to be missed.

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The Wallis - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures

5/18/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 5/18/2017)

Matthew Bourne is hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful Choreographer/ Director. He is the creator of the world’s longest running ballet production, a five-time Olivier Award winner, and the only British director to have won the Tony Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical.

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The Music Center - Los Angeles - Presents:
Scottish Ballet's "A Streetcar Named Desire"

5/19/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/19/2017)

This vibrant adaptation by Scottish Ballet of the classic Tennessee Williams tale, A Streetcar Named Desire, brings the heat and music of New Orleans straight to The Music Center.

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San Diego Ballet - San Diego - Presents:
Jazz & Dance

5/19/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/19/2017)

This mixed repertoire of dance brings back jazz saxophone great Charles McPherson to perform his SWEET SYNERGY SUITE as well as a world premiere in May of 2017. Also on the program, last year’s popular TIME FURTHER OUT set to the music of Dave Brubeck.

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American Youth Symphony - Los Angeles - Presents:
American Youth Symphony - Members Priority

Saturday, 5/20/2017

We end this season with a concert to thank our donors for all they do in support of AYS. In a concert unlike anything we have done before, a chamber ensemble of AYS musicians will play the full ballet version of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, in collaboration with a local modern ballet troupe. This performance also includes works by visionary French baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau.

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Anaheim Ballet - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Anaheim Ballet's #NOFILTER

Friday, 5/26/2017

Anaheim Ballet presents #NOFILTER, a unique unfiltered ballet performance in an intimate and immersive audience setting. This #NOFILTER performance includes a repertoire of both classic and contemporary pieces in a one act presentation. The audience will be immersed in the lives of ballet dancers and leave inspired by these artistic athletes.

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Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California in association with Temecula Presents - Temecula - Presents:

2/21/2017 - 6/20/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 5/30/2017)

danceXchange is a monthly showcase presented in various settings at the Theater to bring the local dance community together in celebration of our varied and eclectic dance community and all it has to offer. No audition is necessary but the work is always of a substantial quality.

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American Contemporary Ballet - Los Angeles - Presents:
American Contemporary Ballet Invites You to Dancing School

2/25/2017 - 7/16/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/31/2017)

As five dancers attempt the same solo variation, ACB Artistic Director Lincoln Jones will pull apart each phrase, comparing each dancer's choices, strengths, and weaknesses. You'll learn more about ballet in one hour than you can anywhere else. You'll begin to see like a critic or maybe -- better yet -- a dancer.

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Gustafson Dance - Santa Barbara - Presents:

6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 6/3/2017)

Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Thumbelina is the story of a woman who wishes for a daughter and is overjoyed when tiny little fairy girls are born from a flower after planting magic seeds—including one no bigger than her thumb. One day when playing in the garden, Thumbelina is lost and encounters many adventures as she makes her way back home.

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SMC Dance Department - Santa Monica - Presents:
Synapse Spring 2017 Performance

6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 6/3/2017)

Santa Monica College Dance Department Presents Synapse Dance Theater - Spring 2017 Performance at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. June 3rd at 4 pm and 7:30 pm June 4th at 7:30 pm

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American Contemporary Ballet - Los Angeles - Presents:
American Contemporary Ballet: Tchaikovsky In Ballet

6/15/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 6/15/2017)

ACB's popular Music + Dance: LA series continues with Tchaikovsky in Ballet from the 19th to the 20th Century: The hidden choreography behind history’s most famous ballets.

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American Contemporary Ballet - Los Angeles - Presents:
Music+Dance LA: Tchaikovsky in Ballet

6/15/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 6/15/2017)

American Contemporary Ballet presents the hidden choreography behind the most famous ballets in history through dances from Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Balanchine’s Mozartiana and Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg: Red Giselle

6/16/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Friday, 6/16/2017)

Boris Eifman draws potent and insightful parallels between a real-life person and a fictional character. Dedicated as a tribute to great Russian ballerina Olga Spessivtseva, Red Giselle tells the story of this great artist -- whose greatest role was Giselle.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company: Giselle

7/28/2017 - 7/30/2017 (next performance: Friday, 7/28/2017)

When a young peasant girl discovers her lover is betrothed to another, she dies of grief, only to be enlisted by the vengeful Wilis, a ghostly army of maidens who haunt the forests, dancing to death any male mortal who crosses their path. After her beloved wanders into their grasp, Giselle carries out the ultimate act of love to free him from his fate.

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American Contemporary Ballet - Los Angeles - Presents:
American Contemporary Ballet Premieres New Original Ballet

8/10/2017 - 8/13/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 8/10/2017)

After a season full of some of the most important works in ballet history, you’ll have a chance to finish with a ballet that has yet to be choreographed. This summer, ACB Artistic Director Lincoln Jones creates a new evening-length work, premiering at The Bloc on August 10th. Don't miss this don't-miss event!

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