TEATRO ZINZANNI, Off Center Festival, Hamburg Ballet's THE LITTLE MERMAID and More Set for Segerstrom Center, Feb 2013

January 15
8:31 2013


The Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its calendar of events for February 2013. Details below!

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents
Special Performance: TEATRO ZINZANNI: Love, Chaos & Dinner
October 24 - February 17, 2012 | Wednesday - Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at noon and 7 p.m.
Arts Plaza. $122.85-$211.05

Following more than a decade of triumphant success in both San Francisco and Seattle, Teatro ZinZanni comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts with a brand new show for its Southern California premiere - Love, Chaos & Dinner. The experience, all set in a century-old Belgian Spiegeltent, the Palais Nostalgique, is a three-hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret all served up with a scrumptious five-course feast and elegant libations from Chef Joachim Splichal's Patina Catering. Famous for its intimate setting of 285 guests, the fast-paced action of the show unfolds above, around and even alongside you as you enjoy a gourmet dinner.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents
Off Center Festival: MOVING ARTS LA: The Car
Plays January 25 - 27 and February 1 & 2, 2013 | 3:30, 5, 7:30 and 9 p.m. performances for all dates listed except no 3:30 p.m. performance for 1/25.
Arts Plaza. $10-$20.

Truly back by popular demand, The Car Plays was a triumph at the Center's first Off Center Festival. Conceived by Paul Stein, the plays are an environmental theater event. All 15 plays are performed inside parked cars, an intimate setting all too familiar to Southern Californians. For Stein, who lives in Los Angeles, his car was a haven of solitary moments of reflection, long talks with friends, an occasional breakup and much more. Drawing on those memories, Stein collaborated with playwrights to create a new "performance model" of voyeuristic intimacy due to proximity.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents
Off Center Festival: FLEUR ELISE NOBLE: 2 Dimensional Life of Her
January 30 - February 2, 2013 | Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Studio Performance Space (Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall). $10-$20.

An enchanting mix of drawing, animation, puppetry, projection and paper, 2 Dimensional Life of Her is a richly imagined performance installation set in an artist's studio. Australian director/creator Fleur Elise Noble conjures a parallel world in which everything thought to be flat becomes something else. Noble's drawings begin to reproduce themselves, drifting between surfaces and moving in and out of three dimensions. In this illusionary, captivating and cheeky work, visual tensions build and realities pile up until the artist loses control of her creations and absolutely anything becomes possible.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents
January 31 - February 2, 2013 | Thursday - Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Samueli Theater. $10-$20.

Using poetry, dance and live music, a brilliant young cast presents a series of performed letters of a father to an unborn son, documenting nine months of pregnancy from a young, single father's perspective. These performed letters incorporate elements of ritual, archetypes and symbolic sites within the constructs of hip hop culture. It evolves the realm of spoken word and realizes the form's theatrical potential as the poet/dancer presents the complex contradictions involved in race, using the stage as an open page and deftly writing the body as text. Word Becomes Flesh critically, lyrically and choreographically examines the legacy of male patriarchy and privilege in a society where women continue to fight for their right to make choices about their bodies.

Pacific Symphony presents:
January 31 - February 2, 2013 | Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $25-$185.

Mozart's deathbed composition - a requiem - now enjoys iconic status as one of the most superb achievements in sacred music. Ave Verum Corpus, a piece that reflects Mozart's desire to create a higher form of church, is also included in the program. A Preview Talk with Joseph Horowitz will take place at 7 p.m., and a Music Unwound performance on Sunday, February 3 at 3 p.m. ($25-$95) presents Mozart's Requiem through multimedia and other unique enhancements to allow deeper insight, better understanding, and richer enjoyment of the concert.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents
February 6, 2013 | Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Samueli Theater. $25-$70.

The Szymanowski Quartet made its Center debut in 2010 and has developed into one of the most exceptional international string quartets of its generation. The ensemble's sophisticated programs present the perfect balance between intellect and passion- characteristics with which the Szymanowski Quartet captivates audiences at prestigious festivals and concert halls in Europe, the United States, Asia, Australia and South America. For its return to the Concert Series, the Quartet is joined by acclaimed pianist Adam Golka.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents
Dance: HAMBURG BALLET: The Little Mermaid (Exclusive Southern California Engagement)
February 8 - 10, 2013 | Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Segerstrom Hall. $25-$100.

John Neumeier has developed his Hamburg Ballet into one of the most exquisite and creative dance companies in the world. His thoughtful story adaptations have shed new light onto well known tales, seamlessly combining story, movement, music and visual imagery. For the Center's Exclusive Southern California engagement, Neumeier has created a modern but timeless interpretation of The Little Mermaid to celebrate Hans Christian Andersen's 200th birthday. This beloved story that has touched hearts throughout the years is a dramatic tale that contrasts the simplicity and mystery of underwater life with the worldly nature of humans.

Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents:
Itzhak Perlman IN RECITAL
February 10, 2013 | Sunday at 3 p.m.
Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $50-$350.

Acclaimed for his exceptional talent, legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman is one of the preeminent ?musicians of our generation. Honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, he has earned ?fifteen Grammy Awards to date and his recordings regularly appear on best-seller charts.

Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents:
February 12, 2013 | Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $30-$250.

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