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  • Sneak Peak at Swan Lake! Graeme Murphy conducts rehearsal in Melbourne right now! Watch the live footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojWqPQE1Qn8 Read More ›

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  • #WorldBalletDay is officially starting NOW with a 20 hour live-stream inside the world's top ballet companies, beginning with The Australian Ballet! Start Watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojWqPQE1Qn8 And don't forget to take advantage of our #WorldBalletDay offer for 50% OFF tickets to see the Friday night performance of The Australian Ballet's Swan Lake in LA next week! http://bit.ly/UfJPzt Use promo code: 25492 50% off valid for the Friday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. performance only in the following sections: Main Orchestra, Main Founders, Front Orchestra Ring, Front Loge, Orchestra Ring and Rear Loge only. Other restrictions may apply. No refunds, cancellations or exchanges. Offer expires. October 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Photography Lynette Wills. Read More ›

  • Step back in time with this archival footage of The Music Center -- Taking you through the construction, opening, the dedication ceremony and the many performances,amenities, and charms of Los Angeles' Music Center! Celebrating 50 years of bringing the performing arts to Los Angeles! Watch ›

  • October 9-12th, 2014 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Tickets & more info: http://bit.ly/1u3odVM 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 ›