Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announces 2018–2019 International Dance Series

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announces  2018–2019 International Dance Series

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its internationally and culturally rich 2018 - 2019 Dance Series, a season marked with important World, American, West Coast and Center premieres to be discovered by audiences throughout California and nationwide.

From August 10-12, 2018, the Dance Series opens with the World Premiere of ISADORA, inspired by the riveting life story of the modern dance revolutionary, Isadora Duncan, starring today's reigning prima ballerina, Natalia Osipova. The renowned Mikhailovsky Ballet and Orchestra offer a Center Premiere of Don Quixote, featuring ballet sensation Ivan Vasiliev during the November 9-11, 2018 performances. American Ballet Theatre brings a rare gem from January 17-20, 2019 with the West Coast Premiere of Harlequinade, a tribute to the Italian Commedia dell'Arte and carefully recreated over an eighteen-month period by the renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky from Marius Petipa's archives. The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg comes center stage from May 24-26, 2019 with the American Premiere of Pygmalion, inspired by the original Greek mythological tale. Rounding out the 2018-2019 season is the Center Premiere of the Beatles-inspired Pepperland, performed by the Mark Morris Dance Group from June 14-15, 2019. In addition to the International Dance Series, the Center is also pleased to announce the return annual engagement of Tchaikovsky's beloved The Nutcracker, performed by American Ballet Theatre with choreography by Alexei Ratmansky. The Nutcracker will be performed from December 14-23, 2018.

The 2018-2019 Dance Series subscription packages are available beginning Monday, April 9. Visit the Center's website, www.SCFTA.org or contact (714) 556-2787 for complete series information. The Center has specially priced season packages that are available for students and seniors. For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 10 or more individuals, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. As always, free Preview Talks prior to each performance will offer insight, information and context.




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