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March 19, 1989 | SUSAN REITER
The number from "A Chorus Line" about the boy who became a dancer from following his sister to her dance classes is a familiar story to Colombian-born Ricardo Bustamante, now a prominent soloist with American Ballet Theatre. When Bustamante was 6, his older sister was acting as his baby-sitter and took him along to her class. "I got caught up in the environment, the music and the movement," the 26-year-old Bustamante recalled recently.
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March 19, 1989 | SUSAN REITER
The number from "A Chorus Line" about the boy who became a dancer from following his sister to her dance classes is a familiar story to Colombian-born Ricardo Bustamante, now a prominent soloist with American Ballet Theatre. When Bustamante was 6, his older sister was acting as his baby-sitter and took him along to her class. "I got caught up in the environment, the music and the movement," the 26-year-old Bustamante recalled recently.
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November 17, 1987 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
Casting for American Ballet Theatre's two-week engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, opening Dec. 1, was announced by the company on Monday. Works scheduled will include Kenneth MacMillan's "The Sleeping Beauty," plus a first performance of Clark Tippet's "Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1," set to Bruch's familiar Concerto in G minor, and a revival of Antony Tudor's "Gala Performance," created in 1938 to music by Prokofiev.
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March 4, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES
American Ballet Theatre has announced casting for the second week of the company's March 12-24 engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Subject to change, the casting will be: * March 19, 8 p.m.: "La Bayadere" (Makarova-Petipa/Minkus): Susan Jaffe, Ricardo Bustamante, Leslie Browne. * March 20, 8 p.m.: "La Bayadere": Amanda McKerrow, Julio Bocca, Cynthia Harvey. * March 21, 8 p.m.: "La Bayadere": Marianna Tcherkassky, Danilo Radojevic, Harvey. * March 22, 8 p.m.
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March 21, 1989 | LEWIS SEGAL
Her extension seems to grow higher every year, but Alessandra Ferri is still a great Juliet where it counts--in her intense surrender to each moment of Kenneth MacMillan's Shakespeare ballet. Sunday evening in Shrine Auditorium, Ferri graced the last performance of the American Ballet Theatre season. Her Romeo: Ricardo Bustamante, a Ballet Theatre soloist with an unusually high extension of his own and an ability to almost match her sense of spontaneity and passionate involvement.
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March 1, 1991
American Ballet Theatre has announced casting for the first week of the company's March 12-24 engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Subject to change, the casting: * March 12, 8 p.m.: "Ballet Imperial" (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky): Susan Jaffe, Ricardo Bustamante, Amanda McKerrow. "Fall River Legend" (De Mille/Gould): Cynthia Gregory, Victor Barbee, Georgina Parkinson. "Sinfonietta" (Kylian/Janacek): Company. * March 13, 8 p.m.
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December 12, 1987 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
For an Aurora, there are some fates worse than merely sleeping for 100 years. Thursday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, American Ballet Theatre soloist Christine Dunham danced for the first time the daunting title role in "The Sleeping Beauty." And for a few moments her performance seemed close to a dream debut.
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November 30, 1988
Some young dancers from Orange County are enjoying the benefits of having two major companies visiting the area. Fourteen of the dancers have been chosen to perform in the Joffrey Ballet's new production of "The Nutcracker," Dec. 23 through 31 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The dancers were picked in an open audition that drew about 130 to try out for 66 available parts.
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March 14, 1989 | LEWIS SEGAL
There's a unique chemistry to nearly any American Ballet Theatre performance in which Leslie Browne dances with Ricardo Bustamante. Whether the ballet is dramatic (Tudor's "Pillar of Fire") or abstract (Tippet's "Bruch Violin Concerto"), something beyond skillful execution occurs: something unmistakably elemental. Sunday afternoon, Browne and Bustamante assumed the leading roles in the company's new "Swan Lake" and their rapport again proved extraordinary.
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March 21, 1987 | LEWIS SEGAL, Dance Writer
With its mix of elegant classicism and sly suggestions of character, Frederick Ashton's frothy "Les Rendezvous" was tailor-made for British dancers. Jetes and handshakes in the same movement phrase, individual virtuosity and social interaction deftly stitched into one unbroken sequence--how easy it has been for American Ballet Theatre to distort the essential stylistic balance.
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