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LOS ANGELES BALLET

& BLACK GRACE

 

 

Saturday, February 24 at 7:30pm

Special combined performance with two extraordinary companies, from New Zealand to Los Angeles to Laguna Beach

 

$30 Student

$60 General

Performance Information

“Los Angeles Ballet most certainly can be a force to be reckoned with. . .” LA Dance Chronicle

 

Los Angeles Ballet is the leading ballet company in Los Angeles known for staging classical, contemporary, romantic and neoclassical ballets, for pioneering new works and for presenting relevant works by many of today’s most innovative dance-makers. Los Angeles Ballet performs Nicolas Blanc’s contemporary ballet Tableaux Vivants and Los Angeles Ballet’s Artistic Director Melissa Barak’s compelling work adapted from film to stage, Reclamation. Black Grace is a powerful ensemble, comprised of some of New Zealand’s finest dancers, which fills the stage with great physicality and emotion.  Neil leremia’s choreography fuses contemporary dance with traditional Samoan movement – Handgame, a 1995 dance which is a rhythmic dance utilizing fa’ataupati (Samoan slap dance), Kiona and the Little Bird Suite, a 2019 dance using body percussion influenced by traditional Samoan Sasa incorporating live singing, drumming and chanting. A special addition to the evening is a world premiere dance choreographed by Laguna Dance Festival’s Artistic Director, Jodie Gates, in collaboration with the Laguna Beach Music Festival. 

 

Performance is in two acts with one 15-minute intermission, running time 1 hour 45 minutes 

Venue: Laguna Playhouse

606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

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