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  • Get ready to #Salsa this Friday with our latest #DanceDowntown playlist to get you in the mood! ♫ Sizzling Salsa! http://spoti.fi/1uHyFRR Read More ›

  • Our annual Music Center Spotlight Awards are coming up and applications are now open! If you know a high school student who loves the performing arts, have them apply for this free and career building opportunity! Apply here: http://bit.ly/UT9NJQ Categories include classical and non-classical opportunities in dance, voice, music and for the 1st time ever - ACTING! Read more about the program on the LAist.... http://bit.ly/1qZg2Hx Read More ›

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  • October 9-12th, 2014 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Tickets & more info: http://bit.ly/UfJPzt Swan Lake, one of the most beloved and recognized ballets of all time, comes to Los Angeles this October with a new production from The Australian Ballet. Set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s immortal score, and performed by live orchestra, Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake captures the passion, romance and magic of the classic ballet in a way that’s both refreshingly original and reverently classical. This engagement of Swan Lake has a special significance to Los Angeles as well. In 1966 — barely a year after the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion opened — The Music Center presented Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn with The Australian Ballet on the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. Now, in celebration of The Music Center’s 50th Anniversary, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center is thrilled to bring back the legendary dance company with their critically acclaimed re-imagining of the classical ballet Swan Lake. The Australian Ballet is the national ballet company in Australia. Founded in 1962, with the English-born dancer, teacher, Dame Peggy van Praagh as its artistic director. Now under the guidance of Artistic Director David McAllister, The Australian Ballet presents a diverse mix of ballets every year. The dancers regularly make us gasp in wonder at the prowess of the human body in motion. But their athleticism is tempered with an aesthetic regard for the quality of the movement and its ability to communicate emotion. The company is recognized as one of the world's major international ballet companies. Watch ›

  • Diavolo challenged and we accepted. Here is The Music Center's official Ice Bucket Challenge Video! In return we challenge Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts! We as individuals have been donating towards ALS research to help find a cure, and you can too: http://bit.ly/1vsQ14J Watch ›

  • In the weeks leading up to National Ballet of Canada's Romeo & Juliet this month, we hosted a fun series on Instagram called #CapuletInTheCity, in which we posted pictures of Juliet Capulet all over Los Angeles, as she made her way from the coast to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Well, the show is long over, but we're still pretty smitten with our Juliet snaps around the city. So here's a little throwback to earlier this month, with a little behind the scenes film we made of #CapuletInTheCity! Watch ›