Los Angeles Ballet
- By AC Remler
- Photo Courtesy of Los Angeles BALLET
Los Angeles Ballet will perform An Evening of Christopher Wheeldon exclusively at the The Broad Stage in Santa Monica—with three performances from March 16-18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
The evening features three iconic works by the celebrated English-born master choreographer, including Ghosts, Fool’s Paradise, and Morphoses—the latter two being premieres for the company.
According to the press release, Ghosts offers a realm where ethereal beings manifest in a shadowy playground. Fool’s Paradise suggests the atmosphere of an enchanted forest as in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a work that inspired Wheeldon even as a child. Morphoses is an athletic ballet for four dancers. Each couple presents a complex pas de deux requiring flexibility and lyricism.
This marks the second production for the 17-year old company under the new artistic direction of Melissa Barak following last year’s Nutcracker. Barak, who performed with the company during its first five seasons, was appointed as Artistic Director in August 2022.
The 538-seat Ely and Edythe Broad Stage is the perfect space to experience this trio of works. According to the Broad’s Board Chair, the venue is “the Westside’s destination for new ideas, to ambitious programming.” With Barak forging a new era for Los Angeles Ballet, what better venue to showcase her first major foray with the company featuring works of one of the most inventive choreographers of the 21st Century? It certainly fits the bill.
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