LA Phil

Rapsodie espangole!

SO excited to return to the LA Phil to direct and choreograph a new production of RAVEL’S Bolero for Toyota Symphonies for Youth!

Love working with the extraordinary Ottavio Taddei, Natacha Bachour and Micaela DePauli in creating this new dance theater piece inspired by Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole. Telling story through dance and music is what I live for!

The second part of the show - inspired by factory machines and Spanish dance, Bolero, is sure to quicken the pulse. It’ll be impossible not to get caught up in the insistent rhythms and careening melody as the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs this timeless piece.

Sat, April 6th & 20th || 11am @ Disney Hall

Tickets here

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photo credit … Paul Cressey

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FIREBIRD - redux!!


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VERY excited to work with Conductor JONATHON HEYWARD on my upcoming original production of FIREBIRD!

JONATHON is forging a career as one the most exciting conductors of his generation. Currently Assistant Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra, the young American was also selected to be part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017/18 Dudamel Conducting Fellowship program.

Collaborating with some beautiful folks for our mad take on the eternal Firebird. In addition to the fabulous team at LA PHIL, Cathy Cooper is designing, Conner Marx is our Stravinsky and dancers are Kelsey Landers, Isaac Huerta, Baden Silva, Derek Schiesel and Ty Wells. Hope you can join us for some truly extraordinary music and story.

Firebird

Saturday, Dec 2 - 11am | Saturday, Dec 9 - 11am

https://www.laphil.com/tickets/toyota-symphonies-for-youth/2017-12-02

 

LA Philharmonic...Benjamin Britten and Dance!

 

thrilled to be returning to the la phil to direct and choreograph the upcoming "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" and Britten's "Sea Interludes" such GORGEOUS MUSIC and beautiful LA dancers bringing it to life for me!

grateful to be surrounded by so much creativity and beauty.

thank you to dancers: Jessica Hiestand, Kelsey Landers, Kenzie McClure, Hannah Odgers, Stephen Jacobsen, Derek Nemechek, Derek Tabada and Ty Wells.

performances are on sat, nov 21st and sat, dec 5th @ 11am | click below for tickets and more info

http://www.laphil.com/tickets/toyota-symphonies-for-youththe-young-persons-guide-to-orchestra/2015-11-21

LA Opera...30/30/30 Club

LA Opera, one of my absolute favorite places to work, has unveiled a new initiative to celebrate it's 30th Anniversary! click below to read about the brilliant 30/30/30 Club, created under the leadership of President and CEO Christopher Koelsch

 L.A. Opera's pricey founders circle seats are $30, if you're 30 or younger

below is a peek behind the scenes of one of my production of "Romeo et Juliette" starring Nino Machaidze and Vittorio Grigolo

beautiful memories! photos of some of my choreography for LA Opera productions:

la rondine | photo: robert millard

la rondine | photo: robert millard

romeo et juliette | photo: robert millard

romeo et juliette | photo: robert millard

romeo et juliette | photo: robert millard

romeo et juliette | photo: robert millard

la traviata | photo: robert millard

la traviata | photo: robert millard

don carlo | photo: robert millard

don carlo | photo: robert millard

lucia di lammermoor | photo: robert millard

lucia di lammermoor | photo: robert millard

LA Philharmonic... bolero!

 

i LOVE the LA Philharmonic! I LOVE working at Disney Hall!

thrilled to be exploring iconic classical music and choreographing - bolero: ravel's dance for orchestra. 

10 years of being a part of creating beautiful experiences for the next generation of music and dance lovers is a true privilege.

click here for tickets and more info on bolero

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John Adams, Steve Reich

Disney Hall

Disney Hall

 Bolero     Ravel

 Bolero

Ravel

MInimalisM    Terry Riley

MInimalisM

Terry Riley

Bolero     Ravel

Bolero

Ravel

Wing on Wing      Esa Pekka Salonen

Wing on Wing

Esa Pekka Salonen

Firebird     Tchaikovsky

Firebird

Tchaikovsky

Firebird     Tchaikovsky

Firebird

Tchaikovsky