CALIFORNIA
Essential California reading: Immigration losers, UC tuition sticker shock, L.A.'s bad Thanksgiving traffic and more

Topics

Culture
'Flames of Paris' blazes anew with Mikhailovsky Ballet at Segerstrom
'Flames of Paris' blazes anew with Mikhailovsky Ballet at Segerstrom

NEW YORK — The Parisian mobs are restless, and the nascent République française is about to rise. But not before copious blood lust, patriotic pirouetting, boldly mimed declarations of freedom, 1 percenters fleeing the palace, the strains of La Marseillaise and grand jetés of triumph flood the stage. "The Flames of Paris," a Soviet-era piece notable for its ballet pyrotechnics, tricolor fervor and unapologetically sensational salvos against repression, was a beloved yet until recently nearly lost staple of Russian ballet repertoire. The St. Petersburg-based Mikhailovsky Ballet and Orchestra will present the West Coast premiere of "The Flames of...

Loading