| Dec 10, 2009
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Dec 24, 2009
| 4:32 PM
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......
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2008
| 7:38 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2009
Cheryl Holdridge, the beautiful blond actress who first gained fame as a Mouseketeer on TV's "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, has died. She was 64.
Holdridge died Tuesday at her home in Santa Monica after a two-year battle with lung cancer, said...
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2008
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,...
| Oct 31, 2008
Gerald Arpino, who co-founded the acclaimed Joffrey Ballet and oversaw its move from New York to Chicago, died Wednesday at his home in Chicago. He was 85.
Arpino, a dancer and choreographer when he established the troupe in 1956 with its namesake, the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...