A certain ballet-focused movie is getting a lot of attention these days, and we think that's grand; we can only imagine that many companies are seeing an uptick in attendance (and, if they are not now, they will soon) thanks in part to "Black Swan."
Of course, some companies and schools and troupes thrive, year after year, which is something to be celebrated. And there are names so intertwined with the idea of ballet that there is instant cachet; certainly the Bolshoi is one such name. Several of "the greatest Bolshoi-trained dancers" are en pointe at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through Sunday, Jan. 23.
The show is called "Reflections," and it arrives in three parts; Part II contains works by several notables, including Balanchine. There are also free "preview talks" ahead of each performance, if you're curious to know more about a particular dance, dancer, or inspirations.
A ticket to "Reflection" can be had for $15 and up; beautiful moves and thrills come courtesy of the dancers on stage.