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  • To Mikhail Baryshnikov, time is a great teacher

    To Mikhail Baryshnikov, time is a great teacher
    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...
  • Flexibility is key to dance troupe Pilobolus' survival

    Flexibility is key to dance troupe Pilobolus' survival
    When ruminating on the recent history and current incarnation of Pilobolus, Jonathan Wolken, an ardent conversationalist, prefers to speak in metaphors and images. These include: Picasso's Blue Period, the plate spinning act employed by circus clowns,...
  • Dance: The 21st century awaits its next cue

    Dance: The 21st century awaits its next cue
    Throughout the first decade of the 21st century, impatient dancers, choreographers, critics and audience members all hoped that a new breed of innovators would appear to transform theatrical dance the way that Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev radically...
  • Merce Cunningham memorial 'events' in New York

    Merce Cunningham memorial 'events' in New York
  • Words from the past, insights for today

    Words from the past, insights for today
    Saturday morning, hyperbolic weather reporters here barked out warnings of heavy wind and drenching rain all day. A shower or two did dampen Manhattan streets, but the real New York weather over the weekend was elsewhere. Friday night at the Chelsea...
  • Monster Mash: Dudamel to Carnegie Hall; Charlie Chaplin musical

    <b>Monster Mash:</b> Dudamel to Carnegie Hall; Charlie Chaplin musical
  • Artist mixed paint, sculpture, cast-offs

    Artist mixed paint, sculpture, cast-offs
    Robert Rauschenberg, the protean artist from small-town Texas whose imaginative commitment to hybrid forms of painting and sculpture changed the course of American and European art between 1950 and the early 1970s, died Monday night, according to New...
  • From transplant to L.A.'s heart and soul

    From transplant to L.A.'s heart and soul
    MEG WOLFE had good reason to be professionally depressed when she moved to Los Angeles for love in 2003. Fresh from 12 years as a well-known performer and choreographer on New York's downtown experimental dance scene, she arrived here knowing "no one, and...
  • July numbers for latimes.com: 'Strong month for breaking news of all stripes'

     
    Meredith Artley, Managing Editor, Online, gives the latest figures in this memo to staff: Colleagues: Latimes.com drew 142 million page views in July – up 10% over this time last year. And we had more than 23 million unique users,......
  • Monster Mash: Artist Mark Bradford among MacArthur recipients; 'Tosca' booed at Met; Dudamel concert webcast planned

     
    --'Genius grants': L.A. artist Mark Bradford, left, winner of many prestigious awards, adds the Big One: a MacArthur Fellowship. --Instant feedback: Audiences at the Metropolitan Opera in New York booed director Luc Bondy at Monday's season opener of...
  • A modern dance legend celebrates his 80th year with free performances

     
    Birthday celebrations for postmodern choreographer Rudy Perez are starting early. Though he's not turning 80 until Nov. 24, the Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble is presenting his two latest works at All Saints Church in Pasadena on Friday and Saturday....
  • Merce Cunningham memorial 'Events' in New York

     
    Wednesday afternoon and evening, dozens of dancers young and old, leading lights of American avant garde music and a large milling public invaded New York's Park Avenue Armory to remember Merce Cunningham. The startling 1881 structure, built to house the....