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Venue: Segerstrom Hall Tickets start at $39.00

Overview

For their Spring appearance at Segerstrom Center, America’s National Ballet Company® arrives with three dazzling short programs highlighting not only their incredible artistry and athleticism, but also the inspiring visions of three of today’s most exciting choreographers.

ZigZag celebrates the legendary career of Tony Bennett, using both his songs and his visual artwork to highlight the authentic humanity of his vocal performances.

Bernstein in a Bubble is an exciting reflection of artistic creativity in these challenging times, inspired by the variety, charm, and quintessentially American spirit of Leonard Bernstein’s Divertimento.

The third ballet will be the World Premiere of Single Eye, ABT’s first commission by the illustrious choreographer Alonzo King, whose namesake company recently delighted audiences in September 2021.

"This is an opportunity to see work by three contemporary masters of their craft. A classic taste in music and dance vocabulary (Leonard Bernstein/Alexei Ratmansky) is complemented by the iconic American voice of Tony Bennett and Jessica Lang’s fun and whimsical movement, followed by a World Premiere from Alonzo King to a commissioned score from American jazz pianist Jason Moran. Literally, this will be American artists reflecting America through the lens of inventive genius," says American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

Bernstein in a Bubble
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Leonard Berstein (Divertimento)
Performed Live by Pacific Symphony
Costumes by Moritz Junge
Lighting by Brad Fields

Alonzo King World Premiere
Choreography by Alonzo King
Music by Jason Moran
Set and Costume Design by Robert Rosenwasser
Lighting by Jim French
Rehearsal Assistant: Meredith Webster

ZigZag
Choreography by Jessica Lang
Songs sung by Tony Bennett with a special duet with Lady Gaga
Creative Associate: Kanji Segawa
Scenery by Derek McLane incorporating artwork by Tony Bennett
Costumes by Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera
Lighting by Nicole Pearce

Running time (approximate): 1 hour and 58 minutes

Audience Advisory:

All ticketholders must wear a mask AND provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of performance or a negative Antigen test taken within 6 hours of performance. Ticketholders over the age of 18 must also bring photo ID.

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