As a dance mom, I’ve really enjoyed watching my little budding ballerina learn her technique and improve week to week. However, I haven’t had the opportunity to take her to her first official ballet until now. Mikhailovsky Ballet: The Flames of Paris will be at Segerstrom Hall November 28 – 30, 2014.
The Mikhailovsky Ballet from St. Petersburg, Russia will make its West Coast debut opening Segerstrom Center’s 2014 – 2015 International Dance Series performing The Flames of Paris, a work rarely seen in a full production.
When this new production premiered in St. Petersburg, London’s Financial Times said, “The drums of revolution beat out once more in St. Petersburg with Mikhail Messerer’s pitch-perfect restoration of Vasily Vainonen’s 1932 The Flames of Paris for the Mikhailovsky Ballet.”
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall
November 28 – 30, 2014
Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.
2014-2015 International Dance Series tickets start at $29 and are available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.
The Center’s International Dance Series is made possible by: Audrey Steele Burnand Endowed Fund for International Dance and The Segerstrom Foundation Endowment for Great Performances with special underwriting support from Mary and Richard Cramer. Classical KUSC and COAST magazine are Media Partner of the International Dance Series. Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds Kia, the Official Automotive Partner of the Center. United Airlines is the Official Airline of the Center.
The Mikhailovsky Ballet
The Mikhailovsky Ballet is a thriving company that combines classical traditions with a modern look and does not shy away from creative experiments. It was established in 1833 by decree of Tsar Nicholas I. Before the 1917 Revolution, the Mikhailovsky did not have its own resident company. Performances were given either by a French company, hired by the Russian Imperial Theatres, or at the end of the century by the Mariinsky Theatre and Alexandrinsky Theatre companies.