Southern California Ballet presents an afternoon of glorious ballet with harmonious masterpieces by Antonio Vivaldi and Felix Mendelssohn to benefit needs and merit-based scholarships.
This 1:00pm, afternoon performance, begins with Vivaldi’s iconic work The Four Seasons, a world premiere of choreography by Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley using the 2012 recomposition by neo-classical German composer Max Richter. Ms. Leebolt and Mr. Batley, award winning dancers and former principal dancers with Northern Ballet in Leeds, England, enjoyed outstanding careers as dance partners and interpreters and will assume co-artistic directorship of SCB in September 2017.
The feature ballet is A Midsummer Night’s Dream, choreographed by Sylvia Palmer-Zetler to music composed by Felix Mendelssohn for Shakespeare’s time-honored play. The story centers on the magical intertwining of humans and fairies in the forest, and is as romantic and classical as it is playful.