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Axis Mundi: The Cultural Heritage of Ballet
August 12, 2011 @ 8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Media City Ballet explores the roots of ballet, with influences ranging from 16th-century Italian baroque dancing to the court promenades of France’s King Louis XIV to the folk dances of Hungary, Armenia, Poland, Spain, Russia, and China. Highlights include Khatchaturian’s Sabre Dance and Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances. Antoinette Peloso, a prima ballerina who has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Company, makes a guest appearance. Vardan Khachatryan, a former principal with the Israel National Ballet and the Armenian Opera Ballet, also performs. More information.