NEWS FOR March 2002

LOS ANGELES & SAN DIEGO--After an absence of three years, the ever-
popular MOISEYEV DANCE COMPANY will return to the southland, appearing first at the San Diego Civic Theatre (March 12-17), then at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills (March 19-24). Call Ticketmaster or visit

Founded in 1936 by Igor Moiseyev, then ballet master of the Bolshoi Ballet, the company has specialized in the dances of the 180 national cultures comprising the Soviet Union. Moiseyev has said that his intent was not to reproduce exact examples of folk dance, but to raise the skill of performance to the highest artistic level, establishing a style that would be at once dramatic, entertaining in a theatrical sense, and larger than life.

The original group of 30 or more hopefuls has grown into a company of more than 200 that has its own orchestra, its own school and a repertoire in excess of 200 dances. America's love affair with the MDC began in 1958 when the late impresario S. Hurok brought it to New York's old Metropolitan Opera House. MDC has since returned eight times to the USA, usually playing to full houses.

COSTA MESA, CA--RIVERDANCE--THE SHOW will bring its popular blend of Celtic music, song and dance to the Orange County Performing Arts
Center, March 16-21. The new show focuses on the evolution of Irish dance and its similarities with, and influences on, other cultures. The 2 PM performance on Sat. March 30 will be sign- language interpreted.
Call (714) 556-ARTS or visit or Ticketmaster.

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