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DANCE The Music Center 2019–2020 Dance Season


VISIO MASTE DA Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Michael Jackson, Jr. Photo by Andrew Eccles.


ONARY ERFUL ARING Only in Los Angeles. Only at The Music Center.


MARIIN Mariinsky Ballet George Balanchine’s Jewels* WITH LIVE MUSIC BY MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA Choreographed by George Balanchine in 1967, Jewels is recognized as the first great abstract work of classical ballet. The piece, inspired by a visit by Balanchine to Van Cleef & Arpels, consists of three acts: “Emeralds,” “Rubies” and “Diamonds,” featuring music by Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, respectively. Balanchine used jewelry imagery to inform his choreography, incorporating leg extensions that suggest refracted light through the gemstones. Each act is styled and composed in stark contrast, united only by the dancers’ dazzling costumes inlaid with colored gems that correspond to the title. Although it did not receive its first performance at the Mariinsky Theatre until 1999, Jewels has since become Balanchine’s calling card at the theatre and a core part of the company’s repertoire. The Mariinsky Ballet is one of the world’s preeminent dance companies, home to many of ballet’s most celebrated dancers and steeped in artistic heritage. The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Thursday, October 24, 2019

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Friday, October 25, 2019

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Artistic Director: Valery Gergiev. Interim Ballet Director: Yury Fateev. * © The George Balanchine Trust.

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NSKY Left photo: Maria Khoreva and Xander Parish in Diamonds by Svetlana Avvakum © State Academic Mariinsky Theatre; Top photo: Daria Ionova & Maxim Zyuzin in Emeralds by Natasha Razina © State Academic Mariinsky Theatre; Bottom photo: Maria Bulanova in Rubies by Natasha Razina © State Academic Mariinsky Theatre.

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ALVIN Left to right: Samantha Figgins; Michael Jackson, Jr.; Jacquelin Harris and Chalvar Monteiro. All photos by Andrew Eccles.

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AILEY Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ®

MIXED REPERTORY Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater embodies six decades of achievement, celebrating the human spirit with performances that unite and inspire. Under the leadership of its visionary artistic director Robert Battle, the company continues to honor the legacy of its founder, while stewarding the next generation of choreographers influenced by the African American experience. In all, more than 235 works by over 90 choreographers have been part of the Company’s repertory. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform different programs of mixed repertory along with the seminal masterpiece Revelations, which remains as poignant, relevant and moving as when it debuted in 1960. The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 20, 2020

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

2:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

7:30 p.m.

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PINA BA Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Palermo Palermo WITH LIVE AND RECORDED MUSIC Pina Bausch shaped the work of Tanztheater Wuppertal for 36 years, creating 44 pieces in a style and voice all her own. Her perspective was completely unfamiliar, empowering the dancers to take on characters that also spoke, sang and cried, conveying a full range of theatrical emotions. Bausch’s oeuvre not only influenced dancers and choreographers, but also theatre by often breaking the fourth wall during performances. Created by Bausch in 1989, Palermo Palermo is a post-war view of the Italian city as only Bausch can see it — beautiful and squalid, dangerous and ancient. The work transforms the everyday into the absurd as the audience is immediately taken on a dark journey rich with fractured relationships, beauty and surreal humor. DISCLAIMER: This engagement contains nudity and mature content. This is recommended for patrons 13+.

The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Friday, April 17, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

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Left to right: Ensemble, Palermo Palermo. © Laurent Philippe; Emma Barrowman, Palermo Palermo. © Meyer Originals; Ensemble, Palermo Palermo. © Klaus Dilger.

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PASO Malpaso Dance Company MIXED REPERTORY Since its founding in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has become Cuba’s leading contemporary dance company known for technically strong, agile dancers and its Cuban dance heritage. Led by Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, Executive Director Fernando Sáez, and dancer and Co-founder Daileidys Carrazana, the company collaborates on original works with prominent international choreographers and is dedicated to nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography.

The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre Friday, May 15, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

2:00 p.m.

Left: photo by Nir Arieli; Top photo: CarryingFloor, photo by Nir Arieli; Bottom photo: Why You Follow, photo by Siobhan Beasley.

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CALA Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company Giselle WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA GUEST ARTISTS: Marianela Nuñez and David Hallberg Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company is one of the world’s elite ballet companies, tracing its roots back to 1778 with the opening of the theatre, originally known as the Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro alla Scala. This revival of Giselle was staged by the late French prima ballerina Yvette Chauviré of Paris Opera Ballet. The ghost-filled ballet tells the tragic story of a beautiful peasant girl who falls for the flirtations of a deceitful nobleman, Albrecht. When the ruse is revealed, the fragile Giselle dies of heartbreak, and Albrecht must face the consequences of his careless seduction. Giselle transports audiences from idyllic folk scenes to otherworldly realms with the technically demanding original Coralli-Perrot choreography set to Adolphe Adam’s beautifully haunting score. Set and Costume Design: Aleksandr Benois, elaborated by Angelo Sala and Cinzia Rosselli; Ballet Director: Frederic Olivieri

The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Friday, July 24, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

2:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

2:00 p.m.

From left to right: Marianela Nunez. Photo by Doug Gifford; David Hallberg. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor; Nicoletta Manni and Timofej Andrijashenko. Photo by Brescia e Amisano.

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake THE MUSIC CENTER’S AHMANSON THEATRE DECEMBER 3, 2019  —  JANUARY 5, 2020 DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY MATTHEW BOURNE Matthew Bourne and his award-winning designers thrillingly reimagine the iconic production for the 21st century. Best known for replacing the female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, this Swan Lake shattered convention and took the dance world by storm, winning over 30 international accolades, including three Tony Awards®. This engagement is presented by Center Theatre Group in association with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Friday, December 6, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

2:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

1:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Friday, December 13, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

2:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

1:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Friday, December 20, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

2:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

1:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

2:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

2:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Friday, December 27, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

2:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

1:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

2:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

8:00 p.m.

Friday, January 3, 2020

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

2:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

1:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

7:00 p.m.

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Teatro Alla Scala Giselle. Photo by Brescia-Amisano.


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M  ariinsky Ballet & Orchestra George Balanchine’s Jewels

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Oct. 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Mar. 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

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Mar. 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

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Apr. 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

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May 16, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

May 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

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The Music Center 2019 – 2020 Dance Season Mariinsky Ballet George Balanchine’s Jewels October 24 – 27, 2019

Malpaso Dance Company May 15 – 17, 2020

Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater March 18 – 22, 2020

Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company Giselle July 24 – 26, 2020

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Palermo Palermo April 17 – 19, 2020

BONUS ENGAGEMENT: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake December 3, 2019 – January 5, 2020

musiccenter.org | (213) 972-0711 Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company’s Giselle. Photo by Brescia-Amisano.

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