Dancers reunite at Segerstrom Concert Hall after leaving Russia – Orange County Register
A one-night show featuring 18 dancers from various elite Russian ballet companies, many of whom left the country soon after the invasion of Ukraine, has been announced for Nov. 12 at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
“Reunited in Dance” will feature new choreography as well as beloved classics, center officials said in the special performance announcement.
Featured dancers hail from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Slovak Republic, Brazil, Switzerland and Australia and have performed with companies such as the Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Mikhailovsky Ballet, Theater Stanislavsky and others.
“On this special night, all of these artists, wherever they come from, will become one remarkable group, not only standing up for what we believe in, but dancing for it,” said British artistic director and dancer Xander Parish.
Many dancers have also previously performed at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, where the concert hall is located.
“I know the arts have always had the power to bring people together,” said Elizabeth Segerstrom, whose The Henry T. and Elizabeth Segerstrom Foundation helps make the performance possible. “I am honored to be able to play a part in bringing together these artists, who come from many different countries and backgrounds to unite us all.”
Tickets start at $59 and go on sale today, October 11, at 10 a.m. on scfta.org.