‘Solo for Two’ in steady preparation at Segerstrom Center


It’s a pretty big stage — that’s why we love watching the great ballet companies of the world bourée and jeté across it. So let’s see how two of our best, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, succeed in riveting our attention over their full-evening performance “Solo for Two.”

The showcase by the diminutive Russian duo, both of them ballet powerhouses each in their own way, features custom-choreography for the pair by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Ohad Naharin and Arthur Pita (the latter featured in the photo).

Lovely dance writer Roslyn Sulcas, who publishes in the New York Times, will be on hand for a curtain talk one hour before the performance.

Those suffering from “Fear of the 405” should note that both Saturday and Sunday matinees are on offer. We are bravely facing the auto-onslaught.

Because … a balletomane’s gotta do what a balletomane’s gotta do.

Photos: Doug Gifford, courtesy Segerstom Center

Solo for Two | Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa | July 25 – 27

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