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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:Fall Dance Concert12/2/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
This year, the Fall Dance Concert is premiering six new, innovative pieces showcasing the extraordinary talents of the dance majors.
The concert features repertory by guest artist Ido Tadmor, Israel’s Dance Ambassador and former member of Batsheva Dance Company. Get ready for an evening of challenging and imaginative dance in many moods and styles.
Inland Pacific Ballet - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:The Nutcracker- Inland Pacific Ballet 11/26/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)
Toy soldiers, life¬sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination.
American Pacific Ballet Company - Fullerton - Presents:Nutcracker12/3/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)
American Pacific Ballet Company's 2016 Nutcracker, featuring State Street Ballet's Kate Kadow and San Francisco Ballet's Taras Domitro as the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier.
Ventura Ballet Company - Oxnard - Presents:18th Annual “The Nutcracker” 11/19/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/9/2016)
This classic holiday production is a must see for all ballet lovers, young and old. Each performance will be accompanied by the 52-piece Ventura College Symphony Orchestra lead by Maestro Robert Lawson. This can’t-miss holiday event will capture the imagination of the audience with its delightful story, graceful choreography and elegant costumes and sets.
Gustafson Dance - Santa Barbara - Presents:Rudolph12/3/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)
Gustafson Dance presents Rudolph, a ballet of the holiday classic featuring Rudolph, Clarice, the Abominable Snow Monster, and even Santa.
Ballet Etudes - Huntington Beach - Presents:The Nutcracker12/3/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)
Bring the entire family to celebrate the beauty and pageantry of the holidays when Ballet Etudes presents its annual production of the beloved ballet, The Nutcracker, for five performances on Dec. 3 & 5, and Dec. 10 & 11, at Huntington Beach High School Auditorium.
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens - San Clemente - Presents:Casa Nutcracker12/8/2016 - 12/9/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 12/8/2016)
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the Nutcracker ballet. This bestselling event, performed with panache by the Orange County Ballet Theatre, is a must for the whole family. The Casa Nutcracker features choreography tailored to Casa Romantica’s intimate Main Salon.
L.A. Dance Project - Los Angeles - Presents:L.A. Dance Project at the Theatre at Ace Hotel12/9/2016 - 12/10/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/9/2016)
The world-renowned, Benjamin Millepied-led ensemble who have been selling out shows under our great proscenium since the very beginning. Ace is thrilled to host the Project's triumphant return to The Theatre this December 9–10, with a pair of immersive evenings set to feature the world premiere of Homecoming — a new Millepied-choreographed piece accompanied in person by Rufus Wainwright.
City Ballet of San Diego - San Diego - Presents:The Nutcracker - City Ballet of San Diego12/9/2016 - 12/23/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/9/2016)
Feel the magic of the holidays at a performance of City Ballet of San Diego’s award winning production of The Nutcracker. As you come into the grand lobby of the historic Spreckels Theater, you will be charmed by a chorus of carolers bringing you the joyful songs of the season.
American Ballet Theatre & Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:American Ballet Theatre "The Nutcracker"12/9/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/9/2016)
American Ballet Theatre’s sumptuous production returns as Orange County’s must-see "Nutcracker," quickly becoming a holiday tradition. Once again, audiences will be thrilled by ABT’s incomparable casts and delighted with Alexei Ratmansky’s “cinematic creation” (Orange County Register) as the ballet unfolds to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.
Festival Ballet Theatre - Irvine - Presents:Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker12/10/2016 - 12/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/10/2016)
A cherished holiday classic, perfect for all ages.
Create holiday memories for your family by sharing the magic of the cherished classic, The Nutcracker.
Ballet Repertory Theatre - Huntington Beach - Presents:The Nutcracker Ballet - Ballet Repertory Theatre12/10/2016 - 12/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/10/2016)
For the 40th consecutive year, Ballet Repertory Theatre returns with its exuberant, full-length Nutcracker. Nearly 300 performers in dazzling costumes bring to life beloved holiday music, in each of 15 rollicking performances.
California Ballet Company / San Diego Theatres - San Diego - Presents:The Nutcracker - California Ballet12/10/2016 - 12/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/10/2016)
Leaping onto the San Diego Civic Theatre stage!
The Nutcracker with the Classics Philharmonics (Dec. 10-11)
and the San Diego Symphony (Dec. 16-24)*
Southern California Ballet - Poway - Presents:The Nutcracker12/10/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/10/2016)
Southern California Ballet’s 25th annual production of The Nutcracker will feature internationally acclaimed dancers Jeremy Rucker and Dominique Larose as well as local Broadway-bound talent, Trevor Haumschilt. In addition, former principals of Northern Ballet Leeds, Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley, will rejuvenate the choeography.
Inland Pacific Ballet - Riverside - Presents:The Nutcracker- Inland Pacific Ballet - Riverside12/10/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/10/2016)
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:Los Angeles Ballet - The NutcrackerTuesday, 12/13/2016
Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, Artistic Directors
The Nutcracker – the essential holiday tradition. Join Clara and her beloved Nutcracker as she travels to the Land of Snow, and to the Palace of the Dolls where all of her favorite doll companions come to life.
American Contemporary Ballet - Los Angeles - Presents:"Conversations"Tuesday, 12/13/2016
American Contemporary Ballet welcomes LA Times' senior arts, culture and film writer Jeffrey Fleishman to kick off its Season 6 "Conversations" series.
Robin Morgan Co-Director & Javier Velasco Co-Director - La Jolla - Presents:Nutcracker San Diego Ballet 12/16/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/16/2016)
Flurries of snowflakes! Leaping cossacks! Sugarplum Fairies! Journey through the fantastic world of a young girls imagination! In its 27th year, this ballet fantasy delights with over 100 beautifully costumed dancers, reveling in Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Featuring members of the San Diego Children's Choir
Inland Pacific Ballet - Claremont - Presents:The Nutcracker- Inland Pacific Ballet - Claremont12/17/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/17/2016)
Coast City Ballet - Huntington Beach - Presents:The Nutcracker Ballet12/17/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/17/2016)
Coast City Ballet proudly presents its 13th production of The Nutcracker Ballet
Based on the original choreography by Marius Petipa and Leon Ivanov, conceived and directed by Coast City Ballet’s Artistic Director, Clara D’Autilia, CCB's The Nutcracker captures the enchantment and magic of this timeless holiday favorite.
Coast City Ballet - Huntington Beach - Presents:The Nutcracker Preview for Children and Youth GroupsSaturday, 12/17/2016
Coast City Ballet proudly presents The Nutcracker Preview Night for Schools and Youth Groups
Saturday, December 17- 1:00 PM, at Huntington Beach Historic Auditorium.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:BalletBoyzSaturday, 1/28/2017
The brainchild of Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt—
two former principal dancers of The Royal Ballet—
BalletBoyz is London’s hottest groundbreaking and
distinctly masculine dance company renowned
for their exciting and innovative blend of live
performance and original filmwork. Featuring two
new commissions by Pontus Lidberg and Javier de
Frutos, the evening takes an elegant, powerful and
UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents:Canada's Ballet BCFriday, 2/3/2017
“This superb contemporary ballet company... is packed with charismatic dancers performing at full-strength.” The Boston Globe
“Ballet BC is physically rigorous, dramatically solid and truly contemporary.” Dance Magazine
California Center for the Arts, Escondido - Escondido - Presents:Complexions: Contemporary BalletThursday, 2/9/2017
Combining technical precision, power and passion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet delivers an exciting performance that transcends tradition in a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip hop. The group, who has been featured on So You Think You Can Dance, will perform Innervisions, an upbeat, contemporary dance tribute to the music of Stevie Wonder, along with other selections from
Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge - Presents:Aspen Santa Fe BalletFriday, 3/3/2017
New work by Cherice Barton
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is known for its technically dazzling dancers as well as its commitment to emergent choreographers. They partner with VPAC, in year two of their residency, to co-commission a new piece by Los Angeles choreographer Cherice Barton.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:Balé Folclórico da BahiaSaturday, 3/11/2017
Direct from Bahia in northern Brazil—a place
where otherwise long-forgotten gods are still
remembered—comes this irresistible troupe
famous for its explosive drumming, feverish
dancing and uncontainable energy. Its display
of Bahian folkloric dances of African origin was
described as a “non-stop extravaganza” by the San
State Street Ballet Young Dancers - Santa Barbara - Presents:A Celebration of DanceSaturday, 3/18/2017
The State Street Ballet Young Dancers presents its annual choreography showcase: A Celebration of Dance. The apprentice company to State Street Ballet, SSBYD will perform new works by Kassandra Taylor Newberry, William Soleau, and Autumn Eckman.
In addition, the evening will feature Degas and the Little Dancer and new works by emerging choreographers.
La Jolla Music Society - San Diego - Presents:Malandain Ballet Biarritz: Beauty and the BeastSaturday, 3/18/2017
Malandain Ballet Biarritz return with a new full-length ballet of Beauty and the Beast
Set to music by Tchaikovsky, Malandain’s Beauty and the Beast tells a rite-of-passage story aimed at resolving the duality of humanity: Beauty, representing the soul and the Beast, the vital force and instincts.
Shen Yun Performing Arts - Santa Barbara - Presents:Shen Yun 2017 - Experience a Divine Culture (Santa Barbara)3/24/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)
Shen Yun is a non-profit organization. The performance production takes the audience on an unforgettable adventure to 5000 years of ancient China.
Shen Yun brings the profound spirit of this lost civilization to life on stage with unrivaled artistic mastery. Every dance movement, every musical note, makes this a stunning visual and emotional experience.
Shen Yun Performing Arts - Thousand Oaks - Presents:Shen Yun 2017 - Experience a Divine Culture (Thousand Oaks)3/28/2017 - 3/29/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 3/28/2017)
Shen Yun - Claremont - Presents:Shen Yun Performing Arts - Claremont3/31/2017 - 4/2/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/31/2017)
La Jolla Music Society - San Diego - Presents:Black GraceSaturday, 4/8/2017
New Zealand’s foremost contemporary dance company Black Grace brings a striking performance of six short works choreographed by founder Neil Ieremia.
American Youth Symphonyt - Los Angeles - Presents:American Youth Symphony - Members PrioritySaturday, 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.
Gustafson Dance - Santa Barbara - Presents:Thumbelina6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 6/3/2017)
Gustafson Dance presents its annual school production, Thumbelina, featuring dancers ages 2 and up.