| Aug 30, 2009
It is early afternoon at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. On the fourth floor, a woman in a black leotard dances in a large studio with high ceilings and great views of the Hudson River. She hardly pauses as the most famous dancer of them all stops at the...
| Nov 29, 2009
In 1947, jazz great Louis Armstrong got himself a new gadget -- a tape recorder, fresh out on the consumer market. It was a big, boxy machine that he set up in concert halls and jazz joints to record his six-piece All Stars so he could listen to each show...
| Dec 2, 2008
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...
| Nov 13, 2008
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...
| May 1, 2008
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...
| Apr 23, 2008
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...
| Mar 21, 2010
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...
| Dec 23, 2008
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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...
| Sep 21, 2008
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...
| Nov 18, 2009
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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 Mounseyâs lifelong contribution to ballet and...
| Dec 10, 2009
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Where is the New York City Ballet performing this week? That depends on whom you ask. Forty of the companyâs 93 dancers -- including 20 of its 30 principals â are onstage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, giving seven......