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The week ahead in SoCal dance, Sept. 9-16: Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s ‘Carmen’ and more

Grigori Arakelyan as Don José and Elen Harutyunyan as Carmen in Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s 2018
Grigori Arakelyan and Elen Harutyunyan costar in Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s locally touring production of “Carmen.”
(Cheryl Mann)

Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Fall Festival The company opens its 42nd season with a new contemporary piece, plus Act 2 of “Swan Lake” and more. Golden West College Mainstage Theater, 15751 Gothard St., Huntington Beach. Sun., 2 p.m. $16, $20. (714) 895-8150.

Kybele Dance Theater Modern-dance company found by Turkish-American dancer-choreographer Seda Aybay offers a program that includes the premieres of the Sufi-inspired work “Güneş Doğudan Yükselir (Sun Rises from the East)” and film noir-inspired piece “Noir.” The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Fri., 7:30 p.m. $35 and up. (310) 434-3200.

Carmen Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre presents a locally-touring production of this full-length work based on Bizet’s classic opera. Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Sat., 8 p.m. $27.78, $38.89. (661) 723-5950. (also Sept. 22 at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and Sept. 23 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza )

San Pedro Festival of the Arts Preview Concert With San Pedro Ballet, White Crane Dance Theatre, Louise Reichlin & Dancers, et al. Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro. Sat., 7 p.m. Free.


The Story of Ramona Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre stages this site-specific work inspired by the tale of a young Native American girl in 19th-century California. The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel. Next Sun., 7 p.m.; also Sun., Sept. 23, 7 p.m. $15-$50. (800) 745-3000.

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