Natalia Makarova, the divine, visiting Costa Mesa, California, from New York City, saunters backstage at “Kings of the Dance,” and announces “Well, I want to meet the Kings of the Dance.” The great exiled Russian ballerina faces off with five of the top guys in global ballet world. Marcelo Gomes immediately retorts “Well, you’re the queen of the dance!” – and so here’s the souvenir. This marvelous photo.
Click on photo for detail. Seen in photo, Ivan Vasiliev, Guillaume Cote, Denis Matvienko, Marcelo Gomes, David Hallberg. Photographer, James Walker for Segerstrom Center for the Arts