World Premiere: ABT’s THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Now @SegerstromArts thru 3/8/15! #ABTSleepingBeauty

It was our pleasure to attend Opening Night of American Ballet Theatre’s World Premiere of their new production, The Sleeping Beauty, performed at Segerstrom Center. This was my first live ballet experience, and it was remarkable! Segerstrom Center: ABT The Sleeping Beauty – Diana Vishneva & Marcelo Gomes – photo Gene Schiavone The ballerinas are elegant and graceful as they danced across the stage. The beautiful Princess Aurora, performed by Diana Vishneva, is playful and loved. Even the children are charming. My friend and I were enchanted by their every movement. The costumes and sets, designed by Richard Hudson (based on the historic work of Léon Bakst from 1921), are … READ MORE >>

Our Highlights of Mikhailovsky Ballet’s “The Flames of Paris” @SegestromArts #SCFTA

This is a post written by Carolina Gonzalez. All opinions are our own. The 2014 – 2015 International Dance Series started out with a BANG as spectacular energy filled the stage of Segerstrom Hall on Friday, November 28th with a performance of The Flames of Paris by world-renowned Mikhailovsky Ballet from St. Petersburg, Russia. It was a night full of magic and incredible dance as Ivan Vasiliev defied gravity!! As I have mentioned on previous posts, my mom and I LOVE ballet, and watching The Flames of Paris together over Thanksgiving weekend was such a treat for our mother-daughter time! PREVIEW TALK One of the coolest things of the night … READ MORE >>

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Rocked @SegerstromArts…Literally

We sent our Carolina to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater‘s performance while they were at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and this is what happened… _______________________________________ Discover Ailey took place on March 26 at the Segerstrom Hall. This event was dedicated to new audiences so they could learn to appreciate the beautiful components of dance. They were able to watch the complete performance of “D-Man in the Waters” (Part 1) and the energetic “Revelations”. That Friday morning, 2,800 SoCal students had the chance to be part of a special bus-in performance exclusively for them (grades 3 – 12). This provided an awesome inside look into the art of dance, through … READ MORE >>

Recap: Hamburg Ballett’s LILIOM @SegerstromArts is a Masterpiece #SCFTA

Disclosure: We received media tickets for reviewing purposes. All opinions are our own. Images are copyrighted and used with permission. Carsten Jung and Alina Cojocaru in The Hamburg Ballett’s Liliom by John Neumeier. Photo by Holger Badekow Great creativity and magic was created on stage last night at the Segerstrom Center of the Arts in Costa Mesa. It was Friday and I had a date night with my mom to see Hamburg’s Ballett’s Liliom. In the past, my mom and I have always loved watching ballet together and so we were very excited for this mother-daughter bonding opportunity. Beautiful artistry and technique was portrayed by all the dancers last night. … READ MORE >>