News for September/October 2003

LOS ANGELES -- This fall and winter L.A. will be loud with dancing feet.

Here are just a few of the upcoming attractions:

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET will perform between Oct. 7-12 at the Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Two programs will be presented, including artistic director Helgi Tomasson's and Yuri Possokhov's staging of the full-length classic, DON QUIXOTE, and a mixed repertory of other works. DON QUIXOTE is in three acts and features sets, lighting and costumes from the Royal Danish Ballet's 1983 production, which was choreographed by former Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Yuri Grigorovich.

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM, led by artistic director Arthur Mitchell, follows on Jan. 3-4, 2004 with a program that includes the West Coast premiere of Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer's St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet, choreographed by Michael Smulin.

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The KIROV BALLET will appear for four days (Oct 15-19) at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Accompanied by the Kirov Orchestra, the company will offer four performances of Petipa's La Bayadere, set to the music of Ludwig Minkus. (The Kirov will then travel to Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa and perform works by Balanchine and Fokine).

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