Located in Costa Mesa, California, Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its 2022 Spring dance lineup that includes American Ballet Theatre Mixed Repertory Program, March 16-19, which features a World Premiere by Alonzo King, Alexei Ratmansky’s Bernstein in a Bubble, and Jessica Lang’s ZigZag. Dancing with the Stars Live Tour 2022 appears on March 17; Highlighting Mexico’s diverse folkloric dance styles and rich, colorful culture, Ballet Folklórico de México de Amália Hernandez performs on March 30; and closing the spring dance season, Under the Presidency of H.R.H., the Princess of Hanover Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo performs Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Coppél-i.A.!, with original music and arrangement by Bertrand Maillot after Léo Delibes on April 15-17.
American Ballet Theatre and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo are performed in Segerstrom Hall; Dancing with the Stars Live Tour 2022 and are performed in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets are on sale now.
ABT recently became the Official Dance Company of Segerstrom Center for the Arts and brings to its audiences three stunning works that highlight the company’s artistry and athleticism. These works bring to The Segerstrom Center stage creations by three of todays most sort after choreographers. Alonzo King premiering a work at the Segerstrom Center created to a commissioned score by jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran. ABT will perform Jessica Lang’s ZigZag that celebrates the legendary career of Tony Bennett, using both his songs and his visual artwork to highlight the authentic humanity of his vocal performances. And Alexei Ratmansky’s Bernstein in a Bubble inspired by the variety, charm, and quintessentially American spirit of Leonard Bernstein’s Divertimento.
ABT’s Mixed Repertory Program is generously sponsored by Michelle Rohé and by Stewart R. Smith and Robin A. Ferracone.
One of America’s longest running shows, Dancing with the Stars, returns to the Segerstrom Center as Dancing with the Stars Live Tour 2022 . The program will include dancers from the iconic television series with an all-new show starring Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Daniella Karagach, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, and Britt Stewart. Also on the program are season 30 Mirrorball Champions, Iman Shumpert, Amanda Kloots, and Jimmy Allen. The evening will feature long-standing dances like the Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa, Tango, and more.
Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico de México de Amália Hernandez unites the festive music, swirling dance, and vibrant costumes of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era. Based in one of Mexico City’s most historic venues, the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the company is comprised of 76 highly talented folk dancers and created over 40 ballets.
Finishing out the 2022 Spring dance season is Les Ballets de Monte Carlo performing Coppél-i.A.! choreographed by renowned choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot. Maillot has taken one of the most famous ballets in the classical repertoire which debuted in the 19th Century by Saint-Leon and rockets it into the future! Maillot’s new ballet signifies his return to life-size storytelling, “where dance combines with theatre and evolves into a new visual art that is neither classical nor contemporary. Going back to the ballet’s original source material, Maillot found added relevance and resonance in our digital world, exploring what it means to be human through fantastical creatures – and fantastic dancing.” – Segerstrom Center press release.
2022 Spring Dance Series
American Ballet Theatre Mixed Repertory Program
March 16 -18, 2022, 7:30pm
March 19, 2022, 2:00pm/7:30pm
Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $39. On sale Monday, January 31, 2022.
New Alonzo King Work (Premiere) with Choreography by Alonzo King
Music by Jason Moran
Scenery and Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser
Lighting by Jim French
Bernstein in a Bubble
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Leonard Bernstein (Divertimento)
Costumes by Moritz Junge
Lighting by Brad Fields
Choreography by Jessica Lang
Songs sung by Tony Bennett with a special duet with Lady Gaga
Creative Associate: Kanji Segawa
Scenery by Derek McLane incorporating artwork by Tony Bennett
Costues by Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera
Lighting by Nicole Pearce
Dancing with the Stars Live Tour 2022
March 17, 2022, 4pm and 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $59, on sale now.
Ballet Folklórico de México de Amálla Hernandez
Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall Tickets start at $29, on sale now.
Les Ballets de Monte Carlo
April 15, 2022, 7:30pm
April 16, 2022, 2:00pm/7:30pm
April 17, 2022 1:00pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $29. On sale Monday, February 14, 2022.
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Original music and arrangement: Bertrand Maillot after Léo Delibes
Scenography, Costumes: Aimée Moreni
Lighting: Jean-Christophe Maillot and Samuel Thery
Dramaturgy: Jean-Christophe Maillot and Geoffroy Staquet
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Written by Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Chronicle.
Featured image: American Ballet Theatre in Jessica Lang’s “ZigZag” – Photo by Rosalie O’Connor, courtesy of The Segerstrom Center for the Arts