Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its diverse and culturally rich 2019 – 2020 International Dance Series, a season marked with presentations from several of the world’s greatest ballet companies. Starting on October 16 – 20, 2019, the series opens with a lavish production of the timeless epic La Bayadère performed by the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra. Then, American Ballet Theatre presents the World Premiere of a new work by ABT Artist-in-Residence Alexei Ratmansky from March 5 – 8, 2020. Recognized as “the world’s most sought-after choreographer” (The New York Times), Ratmansky draws from antiquity for a dramatic new ballet inspired by the Greek novel Callirhoe . Pacific Symphony will perform live with the company. Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company takes center stage July 31 – August 2, 2020 with Onegin, performed to live music by the Mikhailovsky Orchestra. La Scala star Roberto Bolle and guest artist Marianela Nuñez, principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, will perform on select dates. In addition to the International Dance Series, the Center is also pleased to announce the 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 13 – 22, 2019 with live music by Pacific Symphony.
The 2019 – 2020 Dance Series subscription packages are available now. 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.