This Show Lets You Time Travel Through 400 Years of Dance History in 60 Minutes
“This is a deep dive into history, but don't expect to snooze in your stage-level seat. Jones talks are lively and company members do all the sweaty stuff..."
What Really Happens At a Ballet Audition
“We got an exclusive look at how auditions work at the American Contemporary Ballet"
American Contemporary Ballet Takes on George Balanchine and Fred Astaire
“The great 20th-century choreographers are being celebrated in Classic Revival style."
American Contemporary Ballet Rediscovers a Russian Classic
“The chill of Eastern Europe meets the heat of summer”
American Contemporary Ballet Turns On the Romance
“Get ready to sway and swoon."
From Ballerina to Boss
“Ballet is not for the weak-willed.”
"Exploring the Intersection of Music and Dance"
“…Lincoln Jones made the most complex issues seem like child's play in a beguiling 'Dance and Design'...”
“In-your-face Tchaikovsky from American Contemporary Ballet”
“A bubbly mix of Balanchine, Astaire from American Contemporary Ballet”
“…seated at stage level, just feet from the bounding ballerinas, there was no illusion of ethereal levity here. This was ballet unfiltered…”
“Da Camera Society Dances with American Contemporary Ballet”
“…a welcome new series…”
STAGE AND CINEMA
“Los Angeles Dance Preview: THE SEASONS”
“In just one hour (the current length of the programs), I completely forgot I have a care in the world.”
“I Have Seen the Future of Los Angeles Ballet”
“…an enterprise which promises to be Los Angeles’ homegrown world-class ballet company.”
“GO FACE THE MUSIC + DANCE”
“…American Contemporary Ballet (ACB) has become the go-to organization for thrilling dance in Los Angeles...The polished technique of the company's dancers combined with the highly original pieces must be experienced. ”
"In pulling the curtain back on ballet, Jones not only lets out some of the stuffy air from its rarefied world, but also gives audiences an enticing and sophisticated anchor on which to latch their curiosity."
“ACB's Theresa Farrell shares an eye-opening look at a ballerina's diet and training program.”
“The Only Music That Makes Them Dance”
“Starting a ballet company in L.A. has never been easy… There's much to admire about how American Contemporary Ballet has approached that task…”
"American Contemporary Ballet company makes it to the top"
“Forget about an elaborate stage and be ready for an up-close look at dancers in action...”
“…Lincoln Jones is a magnificently musical and imaginative choreographer with a gift for elegant economy. Never wasting a beat or note, he always pulls the best balletic phrasing out of every bar.”