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Fall Season At Pavilion For Joffrey

July 11, 1986

The Joffrey Ballet will open its fall season on Sept. 11 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with the company premiere of Sir Fredrick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardee." Former Royal Ballet principal (and Los Angeles resident) Stanley Holden will come out of retirement to dance his role of the Widow Simone with the company.

Also on the schedule for the three-week engagement--part of the Joffrey's 30th Anniversary season--is the world premiere of a yet-to-be-titled piece by Mark Morris, the highly acclaimed Seattle-based modern-dance choreographer.

Other unfamiliar repertory includes associate director Gerald Arpino's "Valentine" (a 1971 work which will have its local premiere) and Mark Haim's "The Gardens of Boboli" (originally created for the Joffrey II).

The Music Center season includes evenings devoted to choreography by Arpino (Sept. 19) and by Ashton (Sept. 16 and the matinee of Sept. 27). Senior company ballerina Denise Jackson has announced her retirement and will give her final local performances in this season.

The complete schedule is as follows:

Sept. 11-13: "La Fille Mal Gardee"(Ashton).

Sept. 14 (Matinee): "Reflections"(Arpino); "Untitled" (Pilobolus); "Confetti"(Arpino); "Force Field" (Dean).

Sept. 14 (Evening): "Cloven Kingdom" (Taylor); "The Heart of the Matter"(Kudelka); "Italian Suite" (Arpino).

Sept. 16: Ashton Evening--"A Wedding Bouquet" "Monotones," "Les Patineurs."

Sept. 17: "The Gardens of Boboli" (Haim); "Birthday Variations" (Arpino); "Round of Angels" (Arpino); "Cloven Kingdom."

Sept. 18: "Reflections"; "Parade" (Massine); "Light Rain" (Arpino).

Sept. 19: Arpino Evening--"Birthday Variations"; "Round of Angels"; "Valentine"; "Light Rain."

Sept. 20: "Cloven Kingdom"; "The Heart of the Matter"; "Italian Suite."

Sept 21 (Matinee and Evening): "La Fille Mal Gardee."

Sept. 23: "Parade"; "Secret Places" (Arpino); "The Gardens of Boboli"; "Cloven Kingdom."

Sept. 24: "Arden Court"; New Mark Morris Ballet; "Kettentanz" (Arpino).

Sept. 25: "The Gardens of Boboli"; "Untitled"; "Confetti"; "Force Field."

Sept. 26: "Arden Court"; New Mark Morris Ballet; "Kettentanz."

Sept. 27 (Matinee): "A Wedding Bouquet"; "Monotones"; "Les Patineurs."

Sept. 27 (Evening): New Mark Morris Ballet, "Untitled"; "Valentine"; "Light Rain."

Information: (213) 972-7611.

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