Santa Monica, California
Westside Ballet of Santa Monica presents “Masters of Movement: Ballet through the Centuries” – a richly varied Soirée program of classical and neoclassical selections alongside a newly commissioned work by Vanessa Van Wormer featuring live music.
Soirée Special Event: Friday, May 26, 2023, 6pm: cocktail & hors d’oeuvres reception & raffle: 8pm Performance & Awards; 9pm Dessert & Coffee. $100-300
Spring Showcase: Saturday, May 27, 2023. 1pm & 5pm Performances. $45
Repertoire includes the Westside Premiere of After the Rain by acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, performed by guest artists Andrea Laššáková and Adrian Blake Mitchell; George Balanchine’s Stars & Stripes Pas de Deux, performed by guest artists Maté Szentes and Westside alumna Lyrica Woodruff; a suite from Marius Petipa’s Raymonda, and more. The evolution of dance from the classical to the modern: Petipa, Balanchine, Wheeldon. Classic. Timeless. Contemporary.
Honoring Ralph and Eileen Horowitz with the Bravo! Award & Morley Builders with the Huntley Santa Monica Beach Community Arts Award.
Catering generously donated by Urth Caffe. Bar by The Huntley Hotel.
Repertoire includes the Westside Premiere of George Balanchine’s Emeralds Pas de Trois; divertissements from Marius Petipa’s Raymonda; excerpts from Sleeping Beauty; Handel Dances, by resident choreographer Sophie Monat; audience favorite A Chorus Line, and more.
Past Spring Performances: