Ballet Stars as Free Agents

Two of the world’s most sought-after ballet dancers, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, will premiere a brand new performance Friday night here in Southern California. The show is called Solos for Two and runs only one weekend at the Segerstrom Center in Orange County. And perhaps it’s appropriate that it’s called “solos” for two, because ballet stars are now becoming solo performers: ditching their companies and becoming free agents, like opera singers or basketball stars.