barakballet

Barak Ballet

Contemporary ballet company committed to bringing quality concert dance to Los Angeles and beyond

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From Nicolas Blanc’s most recent premiere “Beyond the Shore” for @joffreyballet // Blanc is “a choreographer with both a strong modernist inheritance and a voice very much his own.” - Chicago Tonight. See his new work, “Desert Transport”, premiere on @barakballet June 29th and 30th @thebroadstage with performances in NYC @thejoycetheater July 6th and 7th! 📸: Cheryl Mann, Dancers from Joffrey Ballet.
Nicolas Blanc, former @sfballet principal dancer and rising choreographer, will be creating his second new work for @barakballet using music by @kennedycenter composer-in-residence @mas0nbates - don’t miss the world premiere of “Desert Transport” June 29th @thebroadstage with a repeat performance on the 30th. Ticket link in bio.
Xuan Cheng and Brian Simcoe in For Two, @barakballet 2014. 📸: @anniegslattery
“For Two_Deconstructed” short film by Jeanette Godoy featured at the @dancecamerawest Film Festival in 2016... @chengxuan119 and @briansimcoe will be returning to @barakballet this summer! Catch them in artistic director Melissa Barak’s new work set to premiere June 29th @thebroadstage with an additional performance on the 30th. Ticket link in our bio!
“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” Sounds like a good dance motto! #mondaymotivation 📸: Dave Friedman, cast of Eos Chasma
“Moments” by choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie will be revived for our debut at Jacob’s Pillow on July 11th. Barak Ballet circa 2013 📸: @rose.eichenbaum
Dancers @stephaniekim5 and @hantaywilcox will be pairing up to perform Darrell Grand Moultrie’s stunning female duet, “Moments” at Jacob’s Pillow. Fun fact: It’s a piece that was part of Barak Ballet’s very first program back in 2013 📸: @melissabarak
Keep up with @barakballet by following us on Instagram and remain posted on upcoming performances, special events, and open rehearsals! Our exciting Summer Season is fast approaching and we want you with us every step of the way! PC: Nick Rasmussen
DANCE-GOERS IN NEW YORK CITY - Mark your calendars! July 6th and 7th we’ll be @thejoycetheater in Chelsea. Tickets at joyce.org
DANCE-GOERS IN LOS ANGELES - Mark your calendars! June 29th and 30th we’ll be @thebroadstage in Santa Monica. Tickets at thebroadstage.org
We’re incredibly excited to announce that @barakballet will be performing at Jacob’s Pillow July 11th on the Henry L. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space for their Inside/Out series. The Pillow’s rich dance history dates back to 1931 and since that time, many of the greatest dance artists and companies, past and present, have graced the stages of this artistic historical landmark. Learn more about the Pillow by clicking the link in our bio.
Last time @barakballet appeared in NYC was in the Spring of 2016 when several company dancers performed a work in progress by artistic director Melissa Barak @cba_nyu. We can’t wait to return this July @thejoycetheater with a rep program that is not to be missed! Ticket link in bio! 📸: Jill Steinberg 💃🕺🏽💃: @vaudevillegob @pjchursin @sadie_black
Last time @barakballet appeared in NYC was in the Spring of 2016 when several company dancers performed a work in progress by artistic director Melissa Barak @cba_nyu. We can’t wait to return this July @thejoycetheater with a rep program that is not to be missed! Ticket link in bio! 📸: Jill Steinberg 🕺🏽: @pjchursin
Last time @barakballet appeared in NYC was in the Spring of 2016 when several company dancers performed a work in progress by artistic director Melissa Barak @cba_nyu. We can’t wait to return this July @thejoycetheater with a rep program that is not to be missed! Ticket link in our bio! 📸: Jill Steinberg 💃: @allynnenoelle
Leaping towards the future like... On March 31st, 2013 Barak Ballet held its first performance at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater in Santa Monica, CA. Now in our 5th Season we’ll be making presentational debuts @thebroadstage and @thejoycetheater as well as another exciting engagement we’ll be able to officially announce soon! Each year has brought new and exciting opportunities to dance, collaborate, and create art. Here’s to the next 5! 📸: @destroyinstagram 💃: @sadie_black
Here’s a serious #FBF as we get closer to celebrating our Five Year Anniversary tomorrow! Huge thank you to the numerous dancers, choreographers, designers, board members, donors, and volunteers who have allowed us to come so far in such a short amount of time. Cheers to the next 5! 🍾🥂 Video: @maurokovich @seasondea @sadie_black @jacqstraughan @keira88schwartz @cedanaher @eosunshine @surlapointe @kyliesheaxo @vaudevillegob @brigep @adriannadesvastich @jenniferdrakechoreography @srollofson @andrewbrader
As we near our milestone 5th anniversary date, we’re looking back at some memorable works we performed early on... here’s a #tbt to Pascal Rioult’s powerful work, “Wien” for our LA Moves program @thebroadstage in 2013 w/ dancers @kyliesheaxo @pjchursin @vaudevillegob Kelly Ann Sloan, Seth Belliston, and Ethan White. 📸: @rose.eichenbaum
Final clip from Martin Chalifour and Friends @thehuntingtonlibrary on March 15. Music by Igor Stravinsky. Choreography by Melissa Barak. Danced by Jessica Gadzinski.
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