Ever since Ballet Pacifica closed its doors in 2007, Orange County has relied on a handful of local dance troupes and touring professional companies to provide the county with quality dance programs.
And then there is National Choreographer’s Initiative, founded in 2004 by Corona del Mar resident Molly Lynch, former artistic director of Ballet Pacifica and currently a Professor and Chair of the Dance Department at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine.
NCI was formed in 2004 to promote the creation and production of professional dance and to support the national dance community by inviting four choreographers of note to participate in this creative project. NCI provides an opportunity for the Southern California community to be a part of the process of creating new contemporary ballets and see these works performed for the very first time.
The National Choreographers Initiative makes a triumphant return to the stage of the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Sat., July 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets for both the in-person performance and a livestream option are available.