A performance with the STARS of dance! See ballerina superstar Lorena Feijoo dance with the extraordinary Vitor Luiz from San Francisco Ballet. The exquisite Misty Copeland of American Ballet Theatre dance with Gonzalo Garcia of New York City Ballet. Complexions Contemporary Ballet Co. Founder and Artist Director, Desmond Richardson performs a dynamic solo, and the company returns to the Playhouse stage presenting Innervisions with music by Stevie Wonder and choreography by Dwight Rhoden, this will surely electrify and entertain. This performance is not to be missed!
For 10 years, the Laguna Dance Festival has been bringing world-class dance to Laguna Beach and Orange County. To celebrate our first decade, we’ve put together this Gala Performance to showcase the most popular and exciting companies and artists who have performed in the festival along with introducing new stars of the dance to Laguna.
San Francisco Ballet’s Lorena Feijoo and Vitor Luiz
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s Co.Founder and Artistic Director, Desmond Richardson (Saturday night only)
New York City Ballet’s Gonzalo Garcia and American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland
World Premiere Performance of Ekphrasis, Saturday night only, a collaboration with the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach Live! and the Laguna Dance Festival. Composer Alan Chan and choreographer Bernard Gaddis collaborate on “Lotus Land”, live music played by the USC Thornton School of Music quartet.
Join us for a VIP party with the artists of Stars of Dance. Following the performance and located at the Laguna Playhouse, ticket buyers for the Artist Reception will have the opportunity to mingle and meet all the dancers, directors, choreographers and musicians. Food from one of Laguna Beach’s favorite restaurants K’ya Bistro Bar will be provided along with drinks and music. Come and experience this extraordinary evening celebrating 10 seasons of the Laguna Dance Festival.