FOR FEBRUARY 2002
BROWN AND JONES TAKE FRONT AND CENTER AT UCLA
LOS ANGELES-- Two of America's most daring dance troupes, TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANY and BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY will make appearances at UCLA's Royce Hall this season. Dancer/choreographer Brown, winner of the MacArthur "genius" award, will appear with her company Feb. 1-2. A leader in the evolution of post-modern dance, Brown has blazed new trails with her joyous, fluid and unpredictable
experiments in pure movement.
Her large-scale theatrical collaborations with prominent artists and musicians, including Laurie Anderson, Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage,
have revitalized and reinvented the traditional stage space. Her latest work, danced to a jazz score by Dave Douglas, promises to point her company in a new direction.
Jones' troupe, which celebrates its 20th anniversary season this year, will present a program of chamber works at UCLA, March 1-2. In this West Coast premiere, the Orlon String Quartet will perform the music of Beethoven, contemporary Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag, as well as the company's signature work, "D-Man in the Waters."
The Washington Post said Jones "not only sets his dancers in marvelous
motion, he makes your thoughts go round as well."
For tickets or information call UCLA at (310) 825-2101 or visit www.performingarts.ucla.edu
ABT'S SWAN LAKE GLIDES INTO OCPAC, FEB. 12-17
COSTA MESA, CA-- The Orange County Performing Arts Center will open its
2002 International Classic Dance Season with American Ballet Theatre's
production of SWAN LAKE. The West Coast premiere of Tchaikovsky's
romantic ballet will feature rotating stars in the Swan Queen/Prince
Siegfried roles, commencing Feb. 12 with Julie Kent (who was in the
Kennedy Center 2000 world premiere of this production) dancing with
Kent will not dance again after that, but Carreno will repeat on Feb. 16 (matinee) with Gillian Murphy as his partner. Other dancers tackling the classic lead roles include Ashley Tuttle/Ethan Stiefel; Paloma Herrera/Marcelo Gomes; Nina Ananiashvili/Julio Bocca; and Irina Dvorovenko/Maxim Belotserkovsky.
SWAN LAKE was first staged in Moscow by the Bolshoi in 1877, but it
wasn't until Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov reworked the choreography for
the Maryinsky Theater in 1885 that the ballet became a critical and
SWAN LAKE is choreographed by ABT's artistic director, Kevin McKenzie,
with scenery and costumes by Zack Brown and lighting by Duane Schuler.
Orange County Performing Arts Center is located at 600 Town Centre
Drive in Costa Mesa. Call (714) 556-2122 or visit www.ocpac.org
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