Misty and Matthew, Cory and Carla — Galas in the OC

Anaheim Ballet, in partnership with Chapman University, and Festival Ballet Theatre (based in Fountain Valley) are each producing gala performances in August, and will be importing an impressive roster of  ballet and modern dance stars. Youth America Grand Prix is involved in both events. The gala-style program -- generally a string of repertory excerpts and …

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Interview Leftovers No. 2: NCI

One more post about National Choreographers Initiative (NCI). I attended the NCI workshop performance Saturday night (July 28), and as usual, each new ballet was quite distinct. In addition to Melissa Barak, this year's participating choreographers were Thang Dao, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Wendy Seyb. Critics don't review this show because the pieces are considered …

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