Segerstrom Center for the Arts celebrated its new Julianne and George Argyros Plaza and Center for Dance and Innovation with a private dinner alfresco and surprise performance by Bandaloop, who quite literally scaled the wall while dancing—in harnesses, of course. The following day, over 10,000 visitors enjoyed more celebratory festivities, including music, dancing, performances, family activities, bands and more. Attendees had an opportunity to explore the Plaza, designed by Michael Maltzan, with its spectacular fountain entry, as well as the new Center 360 outdoor café, shaded seating and dining areas and permanent stages for year-round entertainment. Representing the Center’s resident companies were Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble and Philharmonic Society of Orange County with South Coast Brass and Pacific Chorale, South Coast Repertory, and the Orange County Museum of Art. Nothing but the finest in art for OC.
Photos courtesy of Doug Gifford and Drew Kelley (Bandaloop)