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  • Lourdes Lopez to be new artistic director of Miami City Ballet

     
    The imposing task of succeeding founder/artistic director Edward Villella at Miami City Ballet will go to Lourdes Lopez, the company announced Tuesday. Lopez, a former New York City Ballet principal dancer who was with that company from 1974 to 1996, is...
  • Los Angeles fundraiser named executive director of Miami City Ballet

     
    Veteran Los Angeles arts development professional Nicholas Goldsborough named as executive director of Miami City Ballet....
  • Monster Mash: Table talk at MOCA; the fork is with us

     
    Citing historical inaccuracies, Ford's Theatre won't be selling Bill O'Reilly's book about Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Silvio Berlusconi's choice to be the new president of the Venice Biennale has withdrawn his name from consideration after the...
  • Monster Mash: Getty returning items to Greece; Merce Cunningham legacy

     
    Getty Museum, Greece enter new agreement that involves repatriating more ancient artifacts...
  • Twyla Tharp-Elvis Costello work to open 'Dance at the Music Center'

    Twyla Tharp-Elvis Costello work to open 'Dance at the Music Center'
    The West Coast premiere of a Twyla Tharp collaboration with rock star composer Elvis Costello, "Nightspot," and the return of the Kirov Ballet will highlight the 2008-09 series. "Nightspot," to be danced by Edward Villella's Miami City Ballet, will...
  • Review: Miami City Ballet performs Twyla Tharp and Elvis Costello's 'Nightspot'

    Review: Miami City Ballet performs Twyla Tharp and Elvis Costello's 'Nightspot'
    Here's a suggestion: Let's ditch the nightclub as a setting for ballet. No more predictable tales about the trials of courtship or the ballroom as a metaphor for life. Miami City Ballet, Edward Villella's smart and spirited South Florida company,...
  • L.A. Dance Invitational: highs and lows

    L.A. Dance Invitational: highs and lows
    Talk about bipolar! The highs were lofty and the lows, well, definitely approached a nadir at the ninth edition of the Los Angeles Dance Invitational, on Saturday at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. Having gone through various incarnations since...
  • Dance review: 'Kings of the Dance' at the Ahmanson Theatre

     
    The best dog-and-pony show in town — paced by thoroughbred racehorse David Hallberg — was impresario Sergei Danilian’s ballet franchise, “Kings of the Dance,” which opened a two-night run as part of the Dance at the Music Center series Tuesday.....
  • Talking with Dance Theatre of Harlem's co-founder Arthur Mitchell

     
    “I didn’t want to be a ballet dancer. My motivation was the musicals,” says Arthur Mitchell, one of the 20th-century’s noblest classical dancers, who grew up in New York City in the 1940s enamored of Broadway. “Vaudeville was incredible. The.......