Bette Aitken and Diana Vishneva
Boris Eifman and Olga Engle
An elegant performance by Tour de Force II dancers
Jack and Shanaz Langson, Don Hafner
Liz Merage with Mike and Ellie Gordon
When ballet superstars from around the world came together for the first Tour de Force in 2009, audience members were left in awe. Recently, Tour de Force II brought ballet’s hotshots together again for an amazing one-night performance at Segerstrom Hall, which included such primas as Diana Vishneva of Kirov Ballet, Tiler Peck of New York City Ballet and Marcelo Gomes of American Ballet Theatre, among others. An astounded audience welcomed the dancers across the street at the Jewel Court at South Coast Plaza after the performance to celebrate the most epic dance event of the season.
Photography by Doug Gifford