News for November/December 2002


COSTA MESA, CA --After having presented A Midsummer Night's Dream (by Italy's Aterballetto), Noche Flamenca (Spain) and Othello (San Francisco Ballet), Orange County Performance Art Center's 2002/2003 series continues with productions of La Bayedere (Bolshoi Ballet), The Nutcracker (American Ballet Theatre) and Revelations (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), among others.

The Bolshoi, which seems to have been restored to good health by its new administration, will appear Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Segerstrom Hall. ABT follows Dec. 18-22 with The Nutcracker, which has been choreographed by Kevin McKenzie and stars Paloma Herrera as the Sugar Plum Fairy. This production premiered at OCPAC nine years ago and has been reprised every Christmas since. ABT considers OCPAC its second home, and the theatre's subscribers think of the dancers as family.

(The Nutcracker will also be seen at L.A.'s Kodak Theatre for 12 performances, Dec. 6-15. Since opening one year ago, over 4 million people have visited Hollywood & Highland, the first major development in the current renaissance of the Hollywood area. The Kodak is also the permanent home of the Academy Awards ceremonies and the Grammies. Call Ticketmaster).

ABT will return to Orange County in July 2003 with its production of Don Quixote. Another classical Russian group, Eifman Ballet, will precede it (in May) with its visceral production of Tchaikovsky--The Mystery of Life and Death.

February 2003 will be turned over to the Alvin Ailey Company, now under the direction of Judith Jamison. March will belong to the late John Cranko's Stuttgart Ballet, which will stage Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

Call the box office at (714) 740-7878 or Ticketmaster.

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