Gala! Anaheim International Dance Festival August 10th 2013. Very inspiring and moving.
+Anaheim Ballet: Dive-in, choreography by Sarma Lapenieks Rosenberg, music by The Holliston Stops
+Carolyn Judson in the Three Preludes (Ben Stevenson, 1969), fluid and light. +Maria Chapman-PNB- , Pas de Deux from Agon (George Balanchine),
+Giselle Pas de Deux (Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli, music by Adolphe Adam): Maria Kochetkova and Taras Domitro!!!
++Lifetime achievement award: JACQUES D’AMBOISE…..poetry by Burns, Longfellow and Hafiz on dancers and dancing .
+The Leaves are Fading- Stella Abrerra and Sascha Radetsky- beautiful together.
+Tide Harmonic, a new piece by Christopher Wheeldon also performed by Maria Chapman and Joshua Grant. Really liked it.
+Le Corsaire-Maria Kochetkova and Taras Domitro- beautiful.
Special appearance by Joaquin De Luz- variation from Swan Lake and another more contemporary piece (not in the complimentary program).
+Finale-THIS IS THE MOMENT- choreography by Sarma Lapenieks Rosenberg.
+Music by Ligeti, Adam, Dvorak. Great night for AIDF and fans of ballet.
+What an honor to meet one of the great icons of American ballet, Jacque d’Amboise. His foundation The National Dance Institute helping over 2, 000, 000 children experience dance!
Anaheim Ballet Finale, with Maria Kotchetkova. Picture by Ava Brown copyright 2013
KEEP ON DANCING!