Jump to: Reviews | Ballet Reviews for Manly Men The Nutcracker: “Hell yea! Trust me, bros, the babes are hot and the beers I snuck in were cold. Also, lead dancer Eloise Michelle’s arabesque penchee was astonishing. This show is so ballsy I grew a beard while watching it.”
Dancers as young as 2 years old leap, twirl, and learn at Dance to EvOLvE. The mobile dance academy's classes take place in 3 local studios, making it easy for parents to drop kids off nearby. Courses include ballet, hip-hop, and tap curricula, as well as parent-child classes that encompass a variety of genres. Dancers perform at school's annual recital, and they can continue taking classes until they're 12, the age when a human's third foot grows in.
The descendants of Haitian immigrants in the Creole Choir of Cuba give voice to the seldom-heard songs of their forebears as the singers perform meringues and mazurkas, with a backbone of Afro-Caribbean percussion and the pelvis of a funk-fixated jellyfish. Alternatively, the Vertigo Dance Company's artistic directors and life partners Noa Wertheim and Adi Sha'al fuse their experiences in meditative pieces, including a contemplation of love and war in a work that gave the group its name. Their latest work, Mana, continues to explore dualities, pitting light against dark, interior against exterior, and cotton against polyester.
The multiple Tony Award–winning La Jolla Playhouse stacks each spectacular season with audience-enchanting plays that often matriculate to Broadway and off-Broadway success. This year's season kicks off with the world premiere of Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley's comedy, A Dram of Drummhicit. Directed by the playhouse's artistic director Christopher Ashley, fresh from a Tony win for the musical Memphis, this play follows a comedic culture clash in small-town Scotland as an American businessman breaks ground for his dream golf course—and digs up bodies in the process.