As both a celestial and geographic pole, the axis mundi is a point of connection between the heavens and earth where compass points meet. It is a place where lines of communication freely pass between higher and lower realms, giving those on the lower realm the opportunity to ascend, and from where those on the higher realm disseminate blessings.
This past Friday evening, to celebrate their 10th anniversary, the Media City Ballet (MCB) opened those lines of communications and bestowed the blessings of their talent upon longtime supporters and new-found friends by performing “Axis Mundi: A Global Multi-Cultural Celebration of Ballet Dance” at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre.
The company, formed in Burbank a decade ago by Natasha Middleton who serves as the company’s artistic director and choreographer, has become Southern California’s leading dance company specializing in the tradition and style of the Ballets Russes. While Media City Ballet is dedicated to providing Burbank and surrounding communities with quality productions, utilizing the talents of the local community as well as professionals, Media City Youth Ballet trains young dancers to prepare for the organization’s professional company.