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Dance Arts Foundation presents California Dance Classics Inaugural Gala


Dance Arts Foundation is proud to present
California Dance Classics Inaugural Gala

An extraordinary program featuring California’s most outstanding young Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dancers. California Dance Classics’ Gala, lead by Pacific Northwest Ballet Company Principal Dancers and Artists from Milwaukee Ballet Company, promises to be a lively evening of dance celebration. Hosted by Mark L. Walberg, these outstanding young artists (selected via auditions and competition performances throughout California) come together to blow away the audience with their exquisite ability and deep passion for the art of Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance.

Program includes:

PNB Principal Dancers: Sarah Ricard Orza, Seth Orza
Milwaukee Ballet Artists: Alana Griffith, Barry Molina

Excerpts from:

Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
Michael Pink’s La Boheme
Timothy O’Donnell’s Contemporary Works

Los Angeles Ballet Academy Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM


Kick off your summer entertainment with a magical ballet based on Shakespeare’s popular comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

You can enjoy romance in all its guises to the evocative music of Mendelssohn with the talented dancers of Los Angeles Ballet Academy. The mischievous fairy Puck plays a pivotal role in the comic adventures and misadventures, quarrels and re-unitings of two pairs of mortal lovers, and the king and queen of the fairies, Oberon and Titania. And don’t miss the hilarious scene when rustic Bottom, turned into a Donkey, becomes the object of the Fairy Queen’s affection – a perfect illustration of the adage ‘love is blind’!

But all’s well that ends well, with our lovers reconciled in a wedding celebration set to Mendelssohn’s beautiful ‘Wedding March’ that concludes the performance.

Praised for productions that are ‘magical’ (Culture Spot ), ‘mesmerizing’ (LA Beat ), and ‘a work of art,’ ‘very professional,’ and ‘choreographed to perfection’ (Meet Up ), LA Ballet Academy’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a dance event not to be missed. One performance only!

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