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World Premiere Dance Event
Co-produced with The Bolshoi Ballet

The Bolshoi Ballet Project

January 20 - 23, 2011

There's no denying the vast influence of the Bolshoi Ballet on the dance world. Continuing our tradition of world premiere dance events, the Orange County Performing Arts Center is proud to partner with the Bolshoi Ballet on a new program that showcases some of today's greatest Bolshoi-trained dancers in premiere ballets as well as beloved works.

Starring Maria Kochetkova (San Francisco Ballet), Yekaterina Krysanova (Bolshoi), Olga Malinovskaya (Ballet Estonia), Natalia Osipova (Bolshoi), Polina Semionova (Berlin Staatsoper Ballet), Yekaterina Shipulina (Bolshoi)

With special guest appearances by Bolshoi artists Viacheslav Lopatin, Denis Savin, Ivan Vasiliev and Alexander Volchkov.
Part I - Remansos by Nacho Duato
Part II - works by Karole Armitage*, George Balanchine, Lucinda Childes*, Susan Marshall, Wayne McGregor*, Yuri Possokhov*
Part III - New work by Mauro Bigonzetti*

* = world premiere

Co-production by the Orange County Performing Arts Center and The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia in association with Ardani Artists.

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg
  Southern California Premiere
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg

Boris Eifman, Artistic Director
April 26, 29 - May 1

"dynamic, theatrical, visionary works that delve into characters' lives in the most exciting, probing, titillating, and wondrous ways" - The Los Angeles Times

One of today's most original and adventurous choreographers, Boris Eifman has revolutionized dance with his imaginative story ballets. Eifman uses his Russian heritage and classical ballet training to create compellingly-original dance dramas. New twists are added to well-known stories when brought to expressive life by his adventurous and innovative company.

Don Quixote
Boris Eifman takes a new look at this most famous Russian ballet

Royal Danish Ballet
  Exclusive Southern California Engagement
American Premiere

Royal Danish Ballet

Nikolaj Hübbe, Artistic Director
May 24, 25, 27 - 29, 2011

"a TRIUMPH!" - Dance Magazine

As the keeper of the great Bournonville tradition, and with an esteemed history dating back to 1748, few companies can rival the importance of the Royal Danish Ballet in the world of ballet. New artistic director Nicolaj Hübbe (formerly a star of New York City Ballet) has kept a focused eye on the company's revered past even as he takes a fresh approach to the classics and looks boldly to the future. Don't miss this rare chance to see one of ballet's legendary companies when the Royal Danish Ballet makes its first Southern California appearance in over 15 years!

5 American Premieres!
Program I: May 24, 25
Nordic Choreography Project - A unique program of new works created by four great Nordic choreographers: Kim Brandstrup, Johan Kobborg, Pontus Linberg and Jorma Uotinen

Program II: May 27-29
Napoli - The company performs one of August Bournonville's most beloved comic ballets in a brand new production by artistic director Nicolaj Hübbe

National Ballet of Cuba
  National Ballet of Cuba
Alicia Alonso, Founder and General Director
June 15 - 19, 2011

"Brilliant dancers seems to be the norm in the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, which regularly produces international stars." - The New York Times

In its previous two visits to the Center, the incredible dancers of the National Ballet of Cuba have enchanted audiences with their engaging artistry and charm. This dazzling company from Havana returns to the Center with performances that showcase the classical style honed to perfection by company founder and legendary prima ballerina Alicia Alonso.

The Magic of Dance
Thrill to classic scenes from Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppélia, The Sleeping Beauty and more.

Bonus Option

Tango Buenos Aires
 Tango Buenos Aires
January 14 - 16, 2011
"DAZZLING...the dancers boast skill and attitude in equal measure; and the musicians rock." - The Washington Post
Experience the true tango spirit with the seductively sensual and invigorating Tango Buenos Aires, the world's most acclaimed and authentic tango company. With fast-paced rhythms and flawless synchronization, leading dancers and musicians from Argentina trace the history of this evocative art form while infusing it with the pulse of modern cosmopolitan Buenos Aires.

The Fire and Passion of Tango -- An insider's look at the evolution of Tango

National Ballet of Cuba
  Tour de Force II
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Those who were lucky enough to be in the audience for the first Tour de Force in 2009 will never forget that incredible experience. Tour de Force II builds on that phenomenal performance with a cast of international dance stars in one incredible evening.

  Burn the Floor

May 31-June 12, 2011
Segerstrom Hall

You've seen Ballroom dance on shows like "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance." Now, with Burn the Floor, you will feel, live on stage, all the passion, the drama and the sizzling excitement of 20 gorgeous champion dancers, in a true theatrical experience, a performance with a grace and athleticism that The New York Times calls, "Dazzling!"
Burn the Floor -- it's Ballroom.  Reinvented.

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