Having conquered the major challenges of the classical ballet repertoire, Russian ballerina Diana Vishneva segued into a highly successful 2008 showcase with new works created for her by four of the most sought-after contemporary choreographers. The success of that project launched this sequel, Diana Vishneva: On the Edge. In this edition, Vishneva returns with new dances with a decidedly French flair. Choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot directs Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, which offers a circus-themed Nutcracker and other inventive twists on the classics. Here Maillot turns to composer Danny Elfman for Switch, a pas de trois for Vishneva and two stars from Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Bernice Coppieters and Gaëtan Morlotti. The second choreographer, American-born Carolyn Carlson, danced with Alwin Nikolais' company before moving to Europe, where she built her reputation and directs contemporary choreography programs in Paris and Roubaix. Carlson turns Vishneva loose in a 25-minute solo, Woman in a Room. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa; Wed.-Thurs., Nov. 6-7, Sat., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 10, 2 p.m.; $39-$125. (714) 556-2787, scfta.org.
Wed., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 8-9, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 10, 2 p.m., 2013
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