Two new ‘now’ ballets in world premieres by Ballet BC at The Soraya

Ed. note: This story by Debra Levine, commissioned and published by the Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for the Arts, is reprinted with permission. It is a big, hopeful, nervous-making, celebratory event when a ballet has its world premiere.  The preparation is immense, with many moving parts to orchestrate: choreography and rehearsals, of course, but ...

Ana Laguna brings wisdom, depth to ‘Juliet & Romeo’ @ Segerstrom 1

Relatively unknown in the U.S., Ana Laguna is a legend in Europe — as a dancer, choreographer, and muse of pioneering choreographer Mats Ek, also her husband. At age 61, she’ll dance the role of the Nurse in the Royal Swedish Ballet’s “Juliet and Romeo” on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at Segerstrom ...