Contemporary Creations

Diverse contemporary ballet works created by southern California choreographers.


October 13 – 14, 2018

Contemporary ballet works created by southern California choreographers and performed by Festival Ballet Theatre, Orange County’s resident professional company.

Texture of Time: Choreography by Josie Walsh
This original and thought-provoking ballet explores the essence of time as it changes and morphs from moment to moment. As we travel through the many stages of development and navigate the complex chambers of our hearts, we discover that the child is never lost but instead deeply woven into our ever-evolving personal story.

The ballet is set to original music by Jealous Angel and includes special effects by Academy Award winner Jim Doyle. With the help of light, projections and cutting-edge choreography, the dancers transcend time and space to present a full sensory experience

Oops: Choreography by Viktor Plotnikov
This comical, award-winning piece was presented on the US tour of YAGP’s 2011 Gala, Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow, and performed in Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida, among other states.

The dancers playfully maneuver red pull-on skirts in this innocent and carefree presentation of ballet and modern technique, set to Ponichielli’s iconic Dance of the Hours and performed by the inspired young artists of Southland Ballet Academy. The dancers express a range of emotion by using the skirts in creative ways; and both the dancers and the audience experience obvious enjoyment from the delightful lightness of the choreography.

Plume: Choreography by Andrea Schermoly
In a world of much beauty, we are reminded of how fragile this ecosystem is.  The world’s birds fly far and wide bringing back messages of global health.  As humans we have to listen…as it is not always the messages we like to hear.  We have the means to preserve this beauty before it’s too late.

At the Irvine Barclay Theatre
Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

Tickets: $35 – $45


Alumni Reception

Inviting All FBT/SBA Alumni from 1983 to 2016
Celebrate with us on Sunday, October 14th!
You are cordially invited to join us for a reception of fun, food and wine immediately following our 2 pm show of Ovation. Reminisce and reconnect with fellow Festival Ballet Theatre and Southland Ballet Academy alumni.