A repeat of its popular "Fall for Dance" festival and a dance gala featuring a dozen ballet stars, including Diana Vishneva, Angel Corella and Alina Cojocaru, will highlight the 2008-09 season at the Orange County Performing Artscenter.
The second "Fall for Dance" festival, showcasing an eclectic, as yet unannounced lineup of companies, will run Oct. 2-5. Last year, the festival, modeled on a similar event at New York's City Center, displayed a range of styles, including classical and contemporary ballet and modern and world dance. Tickets will cost $10 for each day.
The dance gala, to take place May 21, 2009, will be available only with the purchase of a dance series ticket package. Boris Eifman, artistic director of the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, which will appear on the series, will choreograph a new work for the occasion.
Companies on the dance series will include the Kirov Ballet, performing "Don Quixote" and "Giselle" (Oct. 7-12); San Francisco Ballet, celebrating its 75th anniversary season with works by Balanchine (Nov. 11-16); Compania Flamenco Jose Porcel (Dec. 11-14); and the Eifman Ballet, dancing the Southern California premiere of Eifman's "Eugene Onegin" (May 20 and 22-24, 2009).