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  • Bella Lewitzky's former dancers build her legacy

    Bella Lewitzky's former dancers build her legacy
    We all know what happens when great composers, writers and artists die: Their work lives on. But what about groundbreaking choreographers — say, Martha Graham, José Limon, Merce Cunningham, Antony Tudor, Alvin Ailey,George Balanchine — those...
  • Youmans: Dancer from Fountain Valley living a dream

    Since its founding in 1940, the esteemed American Ballet Theatre has appeared in a total of 132 cities, 42 countries and all 50 states. And throughout its 72-year history, the New York-based company has commissioned works by all of the great...
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov To Star in New Dance-Theater Work at Hartford Stage

    Mikhail Baryshnikov To Star in New Dance-Theater Work at Hartford Stage
    Mikhail Baryshnikov, the legendary dancer who has also taken on acting roles, will star in the world premiere of the dance-theater work “The Man in a Case,” a stage adaptation of an Anton Chekhov short story that will premiere at Hartford...
  • Chicago Dancing Festival is coming into its own in 5th year

    Chicago Dancing Festival is coming into its own in 5th year
    In the beginning, the Chicago Dancing Festival seemed almost a lark, a single program of modest best hits, more picnic dessert than entree. How things change. This year, the 5-year-old enterprise is a full, weeklong festival boasting not just major...
  • San Francisco Ballet returns to Orange County

    San Francisco Ballet returns to Orange County
    The San Francisco Ballet, one of the country's oldest and most esteemed professional ballet companies, will return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in September for the first time in three years. The company will perform Sept. 27 to 28 and Sept....
  • Connecticut Ballet Presents The Sleeping Beauty at Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford

    Connecticut Ballet Presents The Sleeping Beauty at Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford
    Choreographer Brett Raphael brings Tchaikovsky's classic love story of good and evil to Connecticut. Joining the cast will be Charles Askegard, principal dancer from the New York City Ballet, who has been featured in productions by big-name...
  • Youmans: Chita Rivera to perform hits from a storied career

    Youmans: Chita Rivera to perform hits from a storied career
    Two-time Tony award-winner Chita Rivera will jazz up Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this week during a cabaret-style evening of timeless music and storytelling. "Chita Rivera: My Broadway," which has four shows Thursday through Sunday, will...
  • Emmys 2012: 'Mad Men,' Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Earn Noms

    Emmys 2012: 'Mad Men,' Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Earn Noms
    LOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
  • Dance Review: NYC Ballet duo shine brightest at 'Stars of Dance'

    Dance Review: NYC Ballet duo shine brightest at 'Stars of Dance'
    Patrons and dance aficionados came together Saturday night for the Laguna Dance Festival's 7th annual "Stars of Dance" gala performance at the Laguna Playhouse. Special guests Tiler Peck and Joaquin DeLuz of the New York City Ballet paved the way for a...
  • Review: David Gordon's "Trying Times (remembered)" at REDCAT

    Review: David Gordon's "Trying Times (remembered)" at REDCAT
  • 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...
  • Los Angeles Ballet meets 'The Evangelist'

    Los Angeles Ballet meets 'The Evangelist'
    In a warehouse space on a no-frills Westside industrial street, Thordal Christensen, co-artistic director of Los Angeles Ballet, points to a rickety little table. "Welcome to my office," he jokes. "We've been in here four months, so it's still a work...