SEASON VIII 2018–2019


WE’VE MOVED!

THE NUTCRACKER SUITE
DECEMBER 2018
1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Do you know where it snows in Los Angeles?

Why see the Nutcracker when you can live it? American Contemporary Ballet’s immersive Nutcracker Suite is unlike any other. The Nutcracker Suite is a secret place, somewhere high above the city. If you can find it, you’ll enter a world you once knew existed. 

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TICKETS: $50–98


ASTAIRE DANCES II: FRED & GINGER

FEBRUARY 2019
2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

See your favorite Astaire films in super-high-definition, three-dimensional color.

Astaire Dances II features step-by-step recreations of the some of the incomparable duo’s most famous scenes, danced to a live performance of the original music. This Valentine’s season, spend time with the couple that put the amour in glamour.

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TICKETS: $45–90


DANCING SCHOOL I

wednesday, May 15, 2019
8:00pm–9:00pm

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.

Find out more. 

TICKETS: $45–$85

Receive a package discount when you also purchase tickets for Balanchine & the Classics!


CONVERSATION I

wednesday, May 15, 2019
9:30pm–10:30pm

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.

Followed by a reception with the artists and live music. 

Membership benefit of Ballet Society.

Find out more. 


BALANCHINE & THE CLASSICS

June 2019
6*, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

The very best of 500 years

Balanchine & the Classics is ACB’s annual look at the very best of ballet to the present day. Whereas the "golden" ages of painting and music were arguably centuries ago (Michelangelo and da Vinci, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven), ballet’s was in the 20th century with George Balanchine. Balanchine & the Classics brings to the stage the works of this great genius of the dance, some of which are so fresh and unusual they still seem to come from the future, and the great choreographers who preceded him.

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TICKETS: $45–500

*PREMIERE, including SUMMER KICKOFF PARTY

Receive a package discount when you also purchase tickets for Dancing School!


DANCING SCHOOL II

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019
4:00pm–5:00pm

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.

Find out more. 

TICKETS: $45–$85

Receive a package discount when you also purchase tickets for Summer Premieres!


CONVERSATION II

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019
5:30pm–6:30pm

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.

Followed by a reception with the artists and live music. 

Membership benefit of Ballet Society.

Find out more. 


SUMMER PREMIERES

August 2019
1*, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11

The newest ballets from the entertainment capital of the world

Every summer, ACB Artistic Director Lincoln Jones creates a new ballet in LA, for LA. ACB summers have featured the premieres of Jones’s Tchaikovsky Piano Trio, The Seasons (Glazunov), Le Fate In Italia (Rossini), and Transfigured Night (Schoenberg). 

Come see what ballet looks like in 2019.

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TICKETS: $45–105

*PREMIERE, including OPENING NIGHT Q&A

Receive a package discount when you also purchase tickets for Dancing School!


"LOST FILMS" AT THE PAley CENTER

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
3:00PM

At the Paley Center for Media
465 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The 20th century was the first to have its dance documented on film. It also happened to be the century in which the man who was arguably the greatest choreographer in history was working. 

ACB Artistic Director Lincoln Jones takes you on a journey through some of the most exciting and important films from this period, some of which are little known. It is also a deeply personal journey, as these are the films that shaped his and Executive Director Theresa Farrell’s decision to found American Contemporary Ballet. 

TICKETS: $250
Only 25 seats available

All proceeds will support ACB dancer salaries.


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HALLOWEEN HELLRAISER

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018
8:00 PM

Help American Contemporary Ballet keep raising hell in Los Angeles.

How the hell did we start a ballet company in LA? We had to sell our souls. Now we want yours. 

You’ll see the world premiere of Burlesque and the opening night of Inferno, meet the composer Charles Wuorinen (one of the most eminent in the world), hear from ACB’s Artistic Director Lincoln Jones about his vision for the future of ballet, and have an opportunity to support one of the most cutting-edge performing arts companies working today.

There will also be fine foods, wine, and some really freaky stuff we can’t quite describe.

Hellraiser Ticket Package
Send 5 friends to hell and you get in for free.
(Additional details on ticketing website)

Find out more.

TICKETS: $200, $300, $500

*A portion of your ticket purchase is tax deductible.


BURLESQUE & INFERNO

OCTOBER 2018
12*, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 30, 31

A Halloween double feature with a world-premiere score

Inferno follows the most harrowing adventure through hell since the 14th century. Fly from beasts, see monsters, weep for the doomed Francesca, and confront Satan herself. The only escape is through the center of the earth.

Burlesque takes you to the hottest—and strangest—club in Los Angeles. And you thought hell was freaky. World premiere.

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TICKETS: $45–$500

*PREMIERE, including HALLOWEEN HELLRAISER (see above)