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Los Angeles Ballet lines up three productions for 2010-11 season

August 19, 2010 |  5:20 pm

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The Los Angeles Ballet announced Thursday that it will stage three productions as part of its fifth season. As in past years, performances will take place at various venues across L.A.

The 2010-11 season is scheduled to begin in December with "The Nutcracker," the holiday favorite choreographed by company artistic directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary. The production will run Dec. 4 and 5 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale; Dec. 18 and 19 at Royce Hall at UCLA; and Dec. 24 and 26 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

In March, the company will stage "Celebration," a production that comprises three works -- "Raymonda Variations," "Western Symphony" and the world premiere of a new work by choreographer Sonya Tayeh. The production will run March 5 at the Alex Theatre; March 12 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center; and March 19 and 20 at the Freud Playhouse at UCLA.

The company will perform "Giselle" in a production choreographed by Christensen. Performances will take place May 14 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center; May 21 at the Alex Theatre; and May 28 and 29 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

(The May 28 performance includes a season gala celebration that requires separate tickets.)

As part of the season, the company will host a choreographic workshop that will take place May 24.

-- David Ng

Photo: Dancers with the Los Angeles Ballet perform "Transmutation." Credit: Reed Hutchinson / Los Angeles Ballet

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