Be there for the birth of four new ballets created as part of the intensive 3-week process of the National Choreographers Initiative. Director Molly Lynch invites four choreographers of note, as well as sixteen professional dancers from ballet companies across the country, to participate. NCI is a southern California project with national influence. NCI has brought 32 choreographers to California to develop new works. Many of the pieces begun here have gone on to be performed elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. The project culminates in a public performance that showcases the excitement of new creation. It's also an opportunity to hear the choreographers talk about their concepts and ideas and for you to participate in the discussion. This has become the must-see dance event of the summer.