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Ten dazzling events for the 2022-23 Dance Series including North American premiere at Segerstrom Hall

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces its 2022-2023 dance performances, offering a wide range of modern, contemporary and classical dance. The Center will bring 10 dazzling works to Orange County including Center debuts of North America’s most innovative dance companies MOMIX, BODYTRAFFIC, LA Dance Project and Ballet BC and is excited to host the North American premiere of American Ballet Theatre’s Like Water for Chocolate from choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Plus, welcome back audience favorites with the return of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Farruquito, ABT’s The Nutcracker, Dorrance Dance and Alonzo King LINES Ballet at its 40th anniversary.

Ten dazzling MOMIX

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MOMIX comes to Segerstrom Center on September 17

“There’s nothing like the feeling of joy and amazement from an exemplary dance performance. With each new season, the Center strives to create a wide selection of classical, contemporary and world dance. Each company highlighted for our 2022-2023 season possesses an extraordinary range of choreography, athleticism and style. Audiences are in for a treat this dance season,” said Judy Morr, executive vice president of Segerstrom Center. 

Ten dazzling Cloud Gate

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan turns ancient aesthetics into a thrilling and modern celebration of motion in “13 Tongues” on October 26

Beginning this fall, the dance series opens with the incredible MOMIX, a company known for mixing unique costumes, music, props and scenography to create a magical performance that is bound to leave audiences on the edge of their seats. In October, “Asia’s leading contemporary dance theater” (The Times) Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan will turn ancient aesthetics into a thrilling and modern celebration of motion. Los Angeles’s BODYTRAFFIC brings their “unfailingly deft and endearing dancers” (Los Angeles Times) to Segerstrom Center for a debut of compelling works that embody the company’s energy, sophistication and sheer joy in dancing. Farruquito’s roots in flamenco dance has taken him all over the world, immersing audiences in his gift as the “greatest Flamenco dancer of this new century.”

Ten dazzling The Nutcracker

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ABT’s “The Nutcracker” graces the stage for the holiday season on December 9-18

This December, American Ballet Theatre continues its annual holiday engagement of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, returning for the seventh time on the Segerstrom Hall stage. In March 2023, American Ballet Theatre will give the North American Premiere of Like Water for Chocolate at the Center. From the award-winning team of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and composer Joby Talbot, with costumes by Bob Crowley, this co-production with the Royal Ballet is inspired by Laura Esquivel’s bestselling novel of the same name. Wheeldon and his team have turned “Latin-American magical realism into a fluid, clear and cohesive dance narrative” (Culture Whisper)

Ten dazzling Like Water

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ABT’s “Like Water for Chocolate” makes its North American premiere on March 29-April 2, 2023

New York-based tap dance company, Dorrance Dance, will take the stage in April 2023, exploring what is most thrilling, brilliant and beautiful about tap dancing with a program called SOUNDSpace.

Ten dazzing LA Dance Project

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LA Dance Project’s contemporary “Romeo & Juliet Suite” comes to Segerstrom Hall on May 12-14, 2023

In May 2023, LA Dance Project will present its contemporary take on Romeo and Juliet created by artistic director Benjamin Millepied. Other contemporary ballet performances offered in the new season include Center favorite Alonzo King LINES Ballet 40th Anniversary known for their “gripping, urgently beautiful choreography” (San Francisco Chronicle). Also, Vancouver-based Ballet BC brings its diverse style and exemplary works of contemporary ballet that goes beyond the boundaries of the genre. 

Ten dazzling Alonzo King

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet celebrates its 40th anniversary at the Center on May 27, 2023, pictured are dancers Robb Beresford and Adji Cissoko 

This season, patrons get to choreograph their own series. The 2022-2023 Dance Series subscriptions are now available. When selecting four to five shows, patrons save 25% and 35% savings for six or more shows. Visit the Center’s website at www.scfta.org for more information. For Group Sales, call 714.755.0236.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.