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The Music Center 18/19 Dance Season

Fearless Dynamic Dance


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For 16 years, The Music Center has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of dance in Los Angeles with its Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center series. This new dance season features powerful companies and bold moves with performances that honor tradition, yet contribute to a fresh dance lexicon. Fuel your passion for dance with a fearless and dynamic season presented only by The Music Center.

Left: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Yannick Lebrun. Photo by Andrew Eccles; Above: Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Choreography by George Balanchine© The George Balanchine Trust. Photos by Alexander Iziliaev; Top right: Company Wayne McGregor, Outlier. Photo by Andrew Lang.

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Each performance will feature the mesmerizing electronic score performed live by critically-acclaimed producer Jlin.

The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre Friday, October 5, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

2:00 p.m.

All photos: Company Wayne McGregor, Autobiography, Sadler’s Wells. Photo by Andrej Uspenski.

This engagement is presented by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center in association with Unsound.

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Autobiography

British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor brings Company Wayne McGregor, his contemporary dance company, to Los Angeles with the new piece Autobiography. McGregor fuses science and the human form to create a cycle of 23 choreographic portraits informed by the sequencing of his own genome. Prior to each performance, a computer algorithm selects from and determines the order of the 23 sections, making each performance as unique as DNA itself. Balanced with bold set design and large-scale projections synced to an electronic score, Autobiography interrogates the body as archive through genetics and movement.

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DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion

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Diavolo returns to The Music Center following its success as one of the top 10 finalists in season 12 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The Los Angeles-based dance company continues to push a new edge of performance with Artistic Director Jacques Heim’s inventive genius and his fearless, athletic daredevils. The program will include Diavolo’s signature work Trajectoire and the California premiere of Voyage, featuring meticulously designed architectural structures that have become the company’s hallmark. With a style that encompasses modern dance, acrobatics and gymnastics, Diavolo uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre Friday, October 12, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

2:00 p.m.

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Left: Photo by George Simian; Above: Photo by Leandro Damasco.

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Miami City Ballet

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The Music Center brings back the best holiday tradition to Los Angeles with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® by Miami City Ballet. Balanchine’s iconic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score are paired with whimsical sets and costumes by Cuban-American artists Isabel and Ruben Toledo. The classic repertoire is presented with the impressive scale of more than 100 dancers and cast members, along with live orchestra, fully bringing to life the magic and spectacle that have delighted audiences for generations. The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Friday, November 30, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

2:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

11:00 a.m.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

4:00 p.m.

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George Balanchine’s

The Nutcracker

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Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Choreography by George Balanchine© The George Balanchine Trust. Photos by Alexander Iziliaev.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ®

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Power and grace. Tenderness and strength. Precision and passion. For 60 years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has embodied these complexities and contradictions of the human condition with dance performances that uplift and transform, making the company one of the world’s most beloved. Offering an homage to traditional modern dance techniques blended with the new, the Ailey company will perform three different programs of mixed repertory with classic Ailey works and contemporary masterworks. Each program will culminate with the soulful American masterpiece Revelations. The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

7:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Left: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Linda Celeste Sims and Yannick Lebrun; Photo by Andrew Eccles. Above: Jacqueline Green and Jamar Roberts. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

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The Royal Ballet

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The Royal Ballet returns to The Music Center with Mayerling, a tale of dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigue. Based on the true story of the deaths in 1889 of Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Rudolf and his teenage mistress Mary Vetsera, and set in the brilliant backdrop of the Viennese palace, Mayerling brings to life the vividly absorbing incident that shook the royal courts of the 19 th century. This dark and intense ballet with live orchestra was first created for The Royal Ballet by Kenneth MacMillan in 1978 and is regarded by many as among MacMillan’s finest works. The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Friday, July 5, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

2:00 p.m.

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Mayerling

Page 10: The Royal Ballet Mayerling. Sarah Lamb as Mary Vetsera. ROH, 2017. Photo by Alice Pennefather; Page 11, top left: Alexander Campbell as Bratfisch. ROH, 2017. Photo by: Alice Pennefather; Page 11, top right: Sarah Lamb as Mary Vetsera and Steven McRae as Prince Rudolf. ROH, 2017. Photo by: Alice Pennefather.

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Photo by Julian Mommert.

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Royce Hall, UCLA Friday, January 11, 2019

8:00 p.m.

The Great Tamer Known internationally as the creator of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Dimitris Papaioannou gained early recognition as a painter and comics artist, before his focus shifted to the performing arts. His latest work, The Great Tamer, is a visually stunning and surreal piece that grapples with the meaning of life, the mystery of death, destruction and reconstruction. Often referencing famous sculpture and paintings, including Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and, most overtly, Anatomy Lesson by Rembrandt, Papaioannou uses the human body to create vignettes that are at once macabre and beautiful, infused with humor, horror, circus-like stunts and optical illusions. DISCLAIMER: This performance contains nudity and is recommended for adults 18+.

This engagement is presented by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance in association with The Music Center.

New Adventures / Matthew Bourne

CINDERELLA

New Adventures/Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true wartime romance. at its heart, a true wartime romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. Following the dazzling adaptation of The Red Shoes in 2017, “A GORGEOUS SPECTACLE!” New Adventures returns with one of its most popular and “A VALENTINE TO THE POWER OF LOVE.” beloved productions, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella — a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War. With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous Olivier Award-winning “FULL OF HUMOUR, CHARM, DETAIL lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin and ANDdesigns, THRILLING CHOREOGRAPHY. A luxurious familyand treat toprojection be enjoyed by all.” designs by Duncan McLean, Cinderella will video be performed in surround sound, designed by Paul Groothuis. Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping and touching and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score and the sights and sounds of war-torn London. directed and choreographed by

Photo by Hugo Glendinning.

Matthew Bourne

A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and sets, which won an Olivier Award for his original designs, and lighting by Olivier Award winner Neil Austin, Cinderella is performed in surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis and featuring a specially commissioned recording played by a 60-piece orchestra. Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London.

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This engagement is presented by Center Theatre Group in association with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center.

The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall Tuesday, June 4, 2019

7:00 p.m.

—Broadway World

The Music Center’s Spotlight Grand Finale Performance Since 1988, Southern California high school students have come to The Music Center for world-class arts training, scholarships and college and career guidance — at no cost to them. Thirty years and going strong, The Music Center’s Spotlight program continues to foster excellence and personal growth for new generations of young artists. The Spotlight Grand Finale Performance is a spectacular evening of performances from the finalists in seven categories: acting, ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, classical instrumental and jazz instrumental. Come witness, cheer and support Southern California’s brightest young artists.


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Adès & McGregor: A Dance Collaboration Featuring the LA Phil, The Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor Witness an astounding group of artists as they join forces in an unprecedented collaboration featuring music and dance world premieres. Composerconductor Thomas Adès conducts the LA Phil as the orchestra returns to its original Music Center home for the first time to perform music for three pieces. This extraordinary event is created in partnership with the LA Phil, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, The Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor. The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Friday, July 12, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Top left: Thomas Adès. Photo by Brian Voce; Top right: Wayne McGregor. Photo by Pål Hansen; Bottom: Photo by Ravi Deepres

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This engagement is co-presented by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center and the LA Phil.

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The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre

Friday, October 5, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

2:00 p.m.

Friday, February 8, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

1:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

1:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

8:00 p.m.

DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion® The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre Friday, October 12, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

2:00 p.m.

Miami City Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Friday, November 30, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

2:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

11:00 a.m.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

4:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater

Friday, February 22, 2019

8:00 p.m.

The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Saturday, February 23, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

1:00 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 1, 2019

8:00 p.m.

The Royal Ballet Mayerling

Saturday, March 2, 2019

2:00 p.m.

The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Saturday, March 2, 2019

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Friday, July 5, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

1:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

6:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Friday, March 8, 2019

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

1:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Subscriber Prices: $18 – $112 18/19 Dance Season Engagements

The Music Center’s Spotlight Grand Finale Performance

Bonus Engagements (non-subscription)

The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall Tuesday, June 4, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Subscriber Price: $15 The Great Tamer

Adès & McGregor: A Dance Collaboration

Royce Hall, UCLA

The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Friday, January 11, 2019 Subscriber Prices: $25 – $51

8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 12, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Subscriber Prices: $31 – $125

Full Schedule

New Adventures/Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

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Company Wayne McGregor Autobiography The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre

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Full Subscriber Benefits Enjoy all these benefits as a full subscriber. Priority Seating Full subscribers receive the best seats in the house at the best prices of the season. Ticket Exchange Enjoy peace of mind. If something comes up, you can easily exchange your tickets for ANY performance in the season free* of charge — you pay only for any difference in ticket price.

Additional Single Tickets Would you like to share your dance experience with family and friends? Looking for a great gift idea? Or just want to come back to see a different program? As a full subscriber, you’ll receive a 10% discount off the lowest price when booking additional single tickets. One-Time Upgrade Or Bring A Friend Once a season, you’ll have the opportunity to upgrade your seats OR get an extra ticket at $25 so you can bring a friend.

Behind-The-Scenes Access Once a season, you’ll be invited to a technical rehearsal of one of our productions for an inside look into the process. The Music Center Perks Card Enjoy complimentary or discounted admission to a number of arts and culture institutions and restaurants in and around Downtown Los Angeles. * Exchanges are free anytime up until 48 hours prior to your original ticketed performance. The emergency exchange fee is $25 per ticket beginning 48 hours and up to two hours before the original date and time on your tickets. Other restrictions apply.

Dance 101 Subscriptions A Dance 101 Subscription provides an easy way to enjoy Dance at The Music Center, when you want and at a discount. This introductory subscription comes with five vouchers. Split your vouchers to see five different engagements yourself or combine them to experience dance with friends and family.

How Does It Work? For $280, you will receive five Dance 101 vouchers. Each voucher is redeemable for one seat (best available) at any* performance during the 18/19 Dance at The Music Center season. Restrictions apply. Details below. Reservations ^ for your Dance 101 voucher(s) can be made starting the Monday before your desired performance by calling the box office at (213) 972-0711. Seating selection is based on best available for the desired performance(s). For more information, or to purchase Dance 101 Subscriptions, please call the box office at (213) 972-0711.

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*Dance 101 vouchers are not redeemable for bonus options. ^ Dance 101 vouchers do not guarantee seating to every performance, and redemption depends on availability. Dance 101 subscribers are encouraged to check availability of all performances on the Monday prior to the desired performance(s) and up to 24 hours before the day of the desired performance(s). Seating selection will be based on the best availability for the desired performance(s). Reservations for Dance 101 vouchers can be made by calling the box office at (213) 972-0711.


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Left: The Royal Ballet Mayerling. Lauren Cuthbertson as Mary Vetsera. ROH, 2016. Photographed by Bill Cooper.

The Music Center 18/19 Dance Season Brochure  
The Music Center 18/19 Dance Season Brochure