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George Balanchine

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  • Dance pioneer David Gordon revisits 'Trying Times'

    Dance pioneer David Gordon revisits 'Trying Times'
    David Gordon, writer, director and choreographer, acknowledges a practical reason for reworking his 1982 stage piece "Trying Times," this time as "Trying Times (remembered)." The National Endowment for the Arts offered him a grant to do it -- and times...
  • San Francisco Ballet at the Orange County Performing Arts Center

    San Francisco Ballet at the Orange County Performing Arts Center
    San Francisco Ballet, this nation's oldest classical dance company, is 75 years young -- to underscore the compliment. When you've lasted that long and are kicking up your heels as well as these dancers do, it's worth a celebration. Artistic director...
  • 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...
  • New life for a Jerome Robbins ballet

    New life for a Jerome Robbins ballet
    Several major transformations are embodied within a single unusual hour of television airing on PBS Wednesday evening. A 1958 Jerome Robbins ballet, which astutely captured the essence of that moment's younger generation, has been transformed into a...
  • Kansas City Ballet

    Kansas City Ballet
    Winter Performance: February 19-22, 2009 The 51st season will continue with the Winter Show's presentation of a Kansas City PREMIERE of Ben Stevenson's End of Time, two works rarely seen in Kansas City, George Balanchine's Apollo and Yuri Possokhov's...
  • The Trey McIntyre Project begins inaugural tour

    The Trey McIntyre Project begins inaugural tour
    TREY MCINTYRE'S initial experience with ballet did not augur well for a career in dance. "I would skip class a lot. My mom would drop me off, and I would go get a Slurpee next door." Ballet class, to this 11-year-old in Wichita, Kan., "felt so square...
  • Dancer Yvonne Mounsey honored by L.A. County Board of Supervisors

     
    Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' ballet lover Zev Yaroslavsky conferred a scroll of recognition Tuesday to former Balanchine dancer and venerable ballet instructor Yvonne Mounsey. The scroll honors Mounsey’s lifelong contribution to ballet and...
  • NYC Ballet does double duty

     
    Where is the New York City Ballet performing this week? That depends on whom you ask. Forty of the company’s 93 dancers -- including 20 of its 30 principals – are onstage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, giving seven......
  • Face to Watch in 2010: Dance

     
    Alexei Ratmansky, Choreographer American Ballet Theatre pulled off a coup in late 2008 — and beat out New York City Ballet — when it wooed St. Petersburg, Russia-born choreographer Alexei Ratmansky into its studios with a job and title created......
  • Dance review: Los Angeles Ballet's Balanchine program

     
    Los Angeles Ballet entered a new phase this weekend, its dancers showing increasing mastery with a repertory that, while familiar, is unforgiving. The company opened its fourth season at Freud Playhouse by adding pieces of 20th century master George...