Laguna Beach Dance Festival Today at Laguna Playhouse at 2:00pm

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The Laguna Beach Dance Festival 2014 is presenting Gala Matinee Performance with the Stars of Dance.

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 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.

PERFORMING ARTISTS

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
BOOK SIGNING | MEET & GREET WITH MISTY COPELAND
Have your copy of Misty Copeland’s New York Times bestseller, Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina signed by Misty herself! For Matinee Performance ticket holders only. Book signing will take place immediately following the performance at The Laguna Playhouse. Additional books will be available for purchase by Laguna Beach Books.

Laguna Dance Festival Presents A Master Class Today with Desmond Richardson

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Laguna Dance Festival presents A Master Class with Desmond Richardson of the Complexions Contemporary Ballet today, Sunday September 14 2014 at 10:00am . This is a sold out event.
This event will take place at Laguna Beach High School Dance Studio located at 625 Park Avenue.
Experience a masterful ballet technique class, learn repertory from Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and participate in an insightful Q&A with this dynamic star!
Hailed by the New York Times as “One of the great modern dancers of his time,“ Desmond Richardson is a multi-talented artist who has mastered a wide range of dance genres from his roots in hip hop, classical, modern and contemporary ballet. Praised for his powerful dancing and singular performance quality, Richardson has been the hallmark performer who has shaped the essence of the Complexions style.