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SEASON IX 2019–2020


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HELLRAISER

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019
7:30 PM

After the Halloween night performance of Inferno & Burlesque, join us for Hellraiser and help ACB keep raising hell all year long. It’s the only place you can do good while doing bad, and the time when the demons in ACB Artistic Director Lincoln Jones’ mind really come out to play, as he creates something special only for this one night. Enjoy food, drink, revelry, and a late-night mass with Our Lady of Tantalization, Dita von Teese.

You may lose your soul, but at least you’ll know where to find it.

Our Hellraiser benefit has a new benefit: Receive a 50% discount on Hellraiser tickets when you sign up by October 25 to go to NYC with ACB for unparalleled access to arts, artists and experiences unavailable anywhere else.

TICKETS: $200, $300, $500 - INCLUDES October 31 Performance of Inferno & Burlesque

*A portion of your ticket purchase is tax deductible.

METROPOLIS LOS ANGELES
877 S. Francisco St., Upper Level
Los Angeles, CA 90017


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INFERNO & Burlesque

OCTOBER 11–NOVEMBER 2, 2019

ACB is serving gothic horror, distilled, in a neon chalice, and you may not be quite sure what you’ve swallowed.

And for the truly adventurous, join us for a late-night mass on Halloween night. ACB's annual Hellraiser is the unmissable event of the season.

Program contains partial nudity.

*October 31st Followed by Hellraiser (see above)

TICKETS: $45–$500

METROPOLIS LOS ANGELES
877 S. Francisco St., Upper Level
Los Angeles, CA 90017


THE NUTCRACKER SUITE

NOVEMBER 29–DECEMBER 24, 2019

There is a mystery at the heart of The Nutcracker.

To find it, follow ACB inside a land of wonder for all five of your senses in the world’s first immersive Nutcracker.

TICKETS: $55–$137

METROPOLIS LOS ANGELES
877 S. Francisco St., Upper Level
Los Angeles, CA 90017


ASTAIRE DANCES III

FEBRUARY 1–16, 2020

Spend this February with the man who taught us how to make love by dancing.

ACB meticulously recreates Astaire’s iconic film dances, set to live music.

TICKETS: $45–$105

METROPOLIS LOS ANGELES
877 S. Francisco St., Upper Level
Los Angeles, CA 90017


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DANCING SCHOOL I

MAY 17, 2020

If you want to learn how ballet works, you’ll be unlikely to find a way that is more entertaining, dynamic, and illuminating than this. 

Dancing School uses an approach rarely, if ever, seen – dance in comparative performance. Multiple dancers attempt the same, short, solo dance, and ACB’s Artistic Director compares them, movement by movement, in real time, articulating for the audience their strengths, weaknesses, and differences in expression. There is no faster or more enlightening way to understand how ballet technique and artistic expression in dance function, and to see further into choreography and the art form itself. 

Conversations investigates the art of ballet through different perspectives. ACB invites artists and thinkers from diverse fields to talk with ACB about what they see in the studio. Past Conversations have included LA Times investigative journalist Jeffrey Fleishman on building a ballet, actress Jane Kaczmarek on the audition process, and painter Kenton Nelson on the creative process.
Membership benefit of Ballet Society.

DANCING SCHOOL 4:00PM
CONVERSATION 5:30PM


BALANCHINE & THE CLASSICS:
CHOPINIANA

June 5–21, 2020

In 1972, New York City Ballet shocked the dance world by presenting the romantic ballet Les Sylphides stripped of costumes, sped up, and danced only to an onstage piano.

This June, ACB recreates this groundbreaking experiment.

TICKETS: $45–$105


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DANCING SCHOOL II

JULY 12, 2020

If you want to learn how ballet works, you’ll be unlikely to find a way that is more entertaining, dynamic, and illuminating than this. 

Dancing School uses an approach rarely, if ever, seen – dance in comparative performance. Multiple dancers attempt the same, short, solo dance, and ACB’s Artistic Director compares them, movement by movement, in real time, articulating for the audience their strengths, weaknesses, and differences in expression. There is no faster or more enlightening way to understand how ballet technique and artistic expression in dance function, and to see further into choreography and the art form itself. 

Conversations investigates the art of ballet through different perspectives. ACB invites artists and thinkers from diverse fields to talk with ACB about what they see in the studio. Past Conversations have included LA Times investigative journalist Jeffrey Fleishman on building a ballet, actress Jane Kaczmarek on the audition process, and painter Kenton Nelson on the creative process.
Membership benefit of Ballet Society.

DANCING SCHOOL 4:00PM
CONVERSATION 5:30PM


SUMMER PREMIERES:
THE RUNNING SET

JuLY 31–AUGUST 9, 2020

Described at its premiere as a “…queer, mad work by an odd fellow from Chelsea,” Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis is now known as one of the most rhapsodic and enduring pieces of orchestral music ever written.

This summer, it becomes the centerpiece of a new ballet by ACB Artistic Director Lincoln Jones.

TICKETS: $45–$105