A gala performance, dance workshops, and a dance photo exhibition are among the attractions planned at the 2011 Anaheim International Dance Festival from August 12 to 14 in Anaheim, California. The festival will be presented by Anaheim Ballet and Chapman University, in association with Youth America Grand Prix.
The gala, hosted by actress Jane Seymour, will be held August 13 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Scheduled special guests include Clifton Brown of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Michele Wiles and Misty Copeland of American Ballet Theatre, and Charles Askegard of New York City Ballet.
Workshops for selected students ages 10 to 22 from Southern California dance studios and college and university dance departments will be held from 9am to 1:30pm August 13 and 14 at Partridge Dance Center Studios at Chapman University.
Ben Stevenson, former artistic director at Houston Ballet and current artistic director of Texas Ballet Theater, will take part in a question-and-answer session August 12, followed by a reception at the Partridge center.
An exhibition of rare dance photographs and artifacts from Donald Bradburn’s collection will be on display from August 8 to 14 at Anaheim’s MUZEO, 241 S. Anaheim Blvd.