Modern Moves

Barton | Cerrudo | Balanchine

Directors' Choice

October 2018

The Los Angeles Ballet Presents Intervals

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Three choreographic interpretations from master choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Aszure Barton, Alejandro Cerrudo and George Balanchine offer ballets honoring Americana, folk music and the Old West. 

Aszure Barton Les Chambres des Jacques LAB Premiere
Alejandro Cerrudo Lickety Split LAB Premiere
George Balanchine Western Symphony


Aszure Barton

Aszure Barton

Aszure Barton & Artists is a home for visual, sound, and performing artists and engineers, cohering in creative residencies to evoke the movment-based vision and free spirit of its founder. An award-winning LA-based choreographer, Aszure Barton was born and raised in Canada. In addition to the works she has made with her company, Barton has created works for Mikhail Baryshnikov, English National Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Nederlands Dans Theater and The National Ballet of Canada, among others. Exploring all forms and shapes of the individual down to the roots of her animal physicality, Aszure Barton has interwoven Les Chambres des Jacques with the personal habits and styles which she has observed among dancers, details which make up their individual personalities, and those marvelous little imperfections which speak of the beauty and fragility of being.


Alejandro Cerrudo

Alejandro Cerrudo

Alejandro Cerrudo was born in Madrid, Spain and trained at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Madrid. His professional career began in 1998 and includes work with Victor Ullate Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater 2. Cerrudo joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2005, was named Choreographic Fellow in 2008 and became the company’s first Resident Choreographer in 2009. Fifteen works choreographed to date for Hubbard Street include collaborations with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Nederlands Dans Theater. He has received many other accolades over the course of his career. Cerrudo combines sensual and fluid movement with playful and quirky gestures in Lickety-Split. Danced by three couples enveloped in the unpredictable layers of love, Lickety-Split is a contemporary work moved by the sounds of renowned Bay Area songwriter Devendra Banhart.


George Balanchine

George Balanchine

George Balanchine (1904-1983) is regarded as the foremost contemporary choreographer in the world of ballet. Styled as the father of American ballet, he co-founded the New York City Ballet and remained its Artistic Director for more than 35 years. Western Symphony, set on a rugged Old West street, is a striking example of Balanchine’s fascination with American themes. The lively and familiar score consists of classic American folk songs, including "Red River Valley," "Old Taylor," "Rye Whiskey," "Good Night Ladies," "Oh Dem Golden Slippers," and "The Girl I Left Behind Me."

Alex Theatre

Oct 6, 7:30pm

Royce Hall

Oct 13, 7:30pm

Redondo Beach PAC

Oct 20, 7:30pm



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