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August 17, 1989 | JAN BRESLAUER
Something is afoot in MacArthur Park this lazy August afternoon--and it's got nothing to do with drugs or gangs. "One . . . two," a doe-eyed young woman commands from the band-shell stage, as a retinue of aspiring ballerinas in tutus jete to boom-box Tchaikovsky. Three boys skid their bikes to a standstill, leaning forward on the handlebars to watch. Nearby, rows of wooden benches fill with sundry onlookers.
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August 17, 1989 | JAN BRESLAUER
Something is afoot in MacArthur Park this lazy August afternoon--and it's got nothing to do with drugs or gangs. "One . . . two," a doe-eyed young woman commands from the band-shell stage, as a retinue of aspiring ballerinas in tutus jete to boom-box Tchaikovsky. Three boys skid their bikes to a standstill, leaning forward on the handlebars to watch. Nearby, rows of wooden benches fill with sundry onlookers.
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June 15, 1986
Ballet student Helena Ross, 15, of Beverly Hills will participate in the U.S.A. Ballet Competition in Jackson, Miss., this month, under the sponsorship of Norma Libaw and the Ballet Assn. of Southern California. She has won a number of ballet awards and starred in the Long Beach Ballet's annual production of "The Nutcracker Suite" at the Los Angeles Music Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 1990 | CATHY CURTIS
East German dancer Thomas Vollmer's U.S. debut in Long Beach Ballet's sprightly "Coppelia" lent a splendid comic flair to the proceedings. Seen Saturday afternoon at the Terrace Theater, the St. Leon confection (re-created by artistic director David Wilcox) featured Helena Ross as Swanilda and Ake Pakarinen as her swain. Ross, an effortless technician with lyrical arms, offered a pliant, musical response to the Delibes score, played by the Long Beach Orchestra under Patrick Flynn.
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December 2, 1986 | CHRIS PASLES
Apologies for the Long Beach Ballet production of "The Nutcracker" at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa began even before the curtain opened on Saturday: The performance would be, announced the anonymous voice over the public address system, "a pre-season presentation . . . specifically tailored for the intimate Robert B. Moore Theatre" on campus. Translation: Don't get your hopes up: This may be just a stripped-down dress rehearsal. The warning was appropriate.
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December 12, 1992 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Los Angeles Classical Ballet returned to Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Thursday with a not-so-secret weapon: kids. Among the many resident, visiting and even televised "Nutcracker" stagings available to Southland audiences in 1992, this is the biggest with real children in nearly all the places that matter. Where adults doing moppet-shtick in the Kirov "Nutcracker" are cloying, the L.A.
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June 8, 1993 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
Neither a hall--the Terrace Theater in Long Beach--that yawned with open seats, nor any of the vicissitudes suffered by the Los Angeles Classical Ballet in these post-dance-boom days of an unrecovered economy could dim the magic, Sunday, of Helena Ross' Juliet (balcony scene).
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December 9, 1991 | CATHY CURTIS
An active and genial Act I party scene, pretty sets and pyrotechnic stagecraft can go far to make "The Nutcracker" a treat, but the heart still hungers for more sweetmeats. In David Wilcox's version of the classic for his Los Angeles Classical Ballet (at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach), routine choreography and pallid dancing fail to satisfy the appetite. This season marks the former Long Beach Ballet's first performances under its grandiose new name, but it still hasn't made the big leagues.
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December 18, 1989 | Lewis Segal
Crammed with special effects, the familiar Long Beach Ballet version of "The Nutcracker" has nearly everything that money can buy. This year, the spare-no-expense innovations include a shower of fireworks behind the production's trademark flying sleigh, the dancing of two guests from the Bolshoi Ballet and the authoritative conducting of ballet specialist Patrick Flynn.
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September 22, 1986 | SHELLEY BAUMSTEN
Long Beach Ballet's new two-act production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" set out to give full narrative value to Shakespeare's story. So it did, with the literalness and opaqueness of a comic-book version. Seen Saturday at the Long Beach Terrace Theater, the ballet shifted fitfully between mime exposition and divertissements without revealing dramatic shadings or transposing the play into purposeful dramatic dance.
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