Scripps Ballet Theatre…Grand Pas de Quatre and More!

Don’t Miss our Youth Ballet Company in Residence in a Mixed Program This Weekend!

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Grand Pas de Quatre: The historical Romantic ballet that united the four greatest ballet dancers of the era on one stage

 

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Les Rendez-vous: a NEW choreographic take by Miah Nwosu on Sir Fredrick Ashton’s plotless ballet about friends gathering in a park

Beyond Technique II: A contemporary program, showcasing the versatility of the dancers of the Scripps Ballet Theatre and Scripps Performing Arts Academy. Contemporary Ballet, Lyrical Jazz and more will be featured.

 

Performances April 1st at 7pm and April 2nd & April 3rd at 4pm
at The Vincent Paul Black Box Theatre

9920 Scripps Lake Drive, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92131

Natalia Osipova, Maria Kotchekova, Polina Semionova in works by Karole Armitage, Jorma Elo and MORE!

ReflectionsAbsolutely AMAZING! Last night a couple SPAA students and I attended a wonderful performance, The Bolshoi Ballet Project: Reflections, featuring graduates of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. The melding of contemporary work with strong classical dancers is always an exciting combination and I believe it showcased the relevance of classical technique within the contemporary arena quite nicely. Some of the choreography was not necessarily to my liking, but the beauty of classical ballet training still continued to shine through.

It really is vitally important that those working in ballet and dance, and students of ballet and dance, are given the opportunity to see professional dancers at an international level and we just don’t get enough opportunities here in Southern California. Seeing live performances at a national/international level inspire and validate our daily class work, both as teachers and students. I  encourage those of you parenting dancers, both aspiring professionals and lovers of the art, to take the family to a live performance. There really is nothing like it.  YouTube and the internet has brought the dance world to our desks, but nothing beats live performance.

I have to thank Orange County Performing Arts Center (now Segerstrom Center for the Arts) for continually offering a varied and innovative Dance season in Southern California year after year.