4.16.2009

At UCLA LIVE May 1-2- Ballet Preljocaj


Les 4 Saison

Daring, passionately sensual, and provocative, the dance works of French-born Albanian Angelin Preljocaj have left an indelible mark on international dance, including his ravishing Near Life Experience (at UCLA Live in 2004), his dramatically modern take on Romeo and Juliet (at UCLA in 1998) and his powerful version of Le Sacre du Printemps. Now Preljocaj takes on one of classical music’s cultural landmarks, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, in a fantastical interpretation bursting with color, playful energy and magic. Featuring irrepressibly vibrant dancing and the surreal and eccentrically beautiful set design of renowned French sculptor Fabrice Hyber, this imaginative work unfolds like a lucid dream as each season evokes primal thoughts and desires in the form of cool femme fatales, bright green Martian-like figures, and a giant prickly hedgehog lurking across the stage.

Fri-Sat, May 1-2 at 8p @ Royce Hall

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