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Premieres and must-see dance events make for another season of the world's best dance at the Center

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Diana Vishneva

Diana Vishneva: On The Edge
World Premiere Event
November 6, 7, 9 & 10, 2013

Carolyn Carlson and Jean-Christophe Maillot

Diana Vishneva is a true international superstar of ballet. Her passion for and commitment to dance extends far beyond her acclaimed performances with the Mariinsky Theatre and American Ballet Theatre, which have justly earned her legions of fans. Her signature projects, such as the award-winning Beauty in Motion which received its world premiere at the Center in 2008, enable audiences to discover a new side to one of the world's greatest dancers.

Co-production with Ardani Artists

Hamburg Ballett
  The Hamburg Ballett
February 7–9, 2014


Liliom (American Premiere)
Choreography, staging and design by John Neumeier
Music by Michel Legrand

Following the tremendous success of The Little Mermaid, the Center is proud to welcome the return of John Neumeier's Hamburg Ballett with the American Premiere of Liliom. A superb storyteller, neumeier applies his singular vision to Liliom, the 1909 play made famous by the musical Carousel. With original score by Oscar® winner Michel Legrand, neumeier's adaptation of the troubled carousel barker who struggles to be a better person is more poignant than ever.

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo
  Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo – American Premiere
Jean-Christophe Maillot, choreographer-director
Under the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover

March 7–9, 2014

Center audiences discovered Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in their acclaimed Center debut in 2011 with Cinderella. now, this exciting company returns with the American premiere of Jean-Christophe Maillot's interpretation of another classic, Swan Lake. extraordinary dancing, sumptuous costumes and inventive storytelling will come together in delightful ways as Maillot presents us with his personal vision of Swan Lake, bringing a new drama to this pillar of the classical repertoire.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Robert Battle, Artistic Director
Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director
Repertory Highlights including Revelations

March 27–30, 2014

Electrifying. Joyful. Powerful. Gorgeous. There is no end to the list of superlatives one can use to try and describe the incredible dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, perhaps the most acclaimed international ambassador of American culture performing today. Under the inspired leadership of artistic director robert Battle, the ensemble continues to confirm what dance lovers worldwide have long known—that in terms of unparalleled artistry, athletic strength, and boundless passion, nothing beats Ailey. The company's 2014 performances promise wide-ranging programs packed with Ailey classics and works by today's most exciting choreographers.

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev
  Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev
July 25–27, 2014


Maurius Petipa – from final scene of La Bayadère
Roland Petit - Le Jeune Homme et la mort

Individually, Natalia Ospiova and Ivan Vasiliev are two of the most sought after dancers performing today. Together, they are without rival, even earning the combined moniker of 'Vasipova' confirming their superstar couple status. Don't miss dance's reigning power couple when they return to Segerstrom Hall in a special program created to showcase their matchless talents.

The Center's 2013-2014 International Dance Series is made possible by The Audrey Steele Burnand Endowed Fund for International Dance and The Segerstrom Foundation Endowment for Great Performances.

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