With their polished technique and fiery performance style, alumni of the National Ballet of Cuba now star in top ballet companies all over the world. With this rare tour, Southland dance fans have two chances to see the company that continues to spawn world-class dancers. The opening week in Orange County offers six performances of a mixed bill under the banner "The Magic of Dance," with excerpts and pas de deux from 19th-century classics including Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia
and Don Quixote
. Next week, the full-length Don Quixote
is the calling card as the company moves to the Music Center of Los Angeles County for six more shows. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa; Thurs.-Sat., June 16-18, 7:30 p.m., June 18-19, 2 p.m.; $17-$115. (714) 556-2787, scfta.org. Also at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Thurs.-Sat., June 23-25, 7:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., June 25-26, 2 p.m.; $30-$120; musiccenter.org/events/dance.html.
June 15-18, 7:30 p.m.; June 18-19, 2 p.m., 2011