| 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...
| Aug 8, 2008
Choreographer Twyla Tharp and American Ballet Theatre have had a mutually advantageous relationship for 20 years now, a good long run in a fickle world.
The once-iconoclastic Tharp alighted at ABT as an artistic associate in the late 1980s. She then...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Jun 15, 2008
FOR HALF an hour on a late May afternoon, Damian Woetzel had the New York State Theater stage to himself. Although odd noises emerged from the wings as stagehands went about their business, Woetzel, in a T-shirt and stretch pants, focused intently on...
| Jun 20, 2008
There's painting, sculpture and a bunch of short plays. Also a bar, fair trade chocolate and a big bowl of Chex Mix. Now playing at Art Share L.A., "A Thousand Words" is an inviting, if erratic, conversation between nine writers and nine downtown artists....
| Sep 29, 2009
| 12:30 PM
| Dec 20, 2009
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...
| Jul 12, 2009
TÊTE-à-TÊTE: GREG KURSTIN
Think of him as a Swiss Army knife of the music industry. This Los Angelesbased multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer has worked with artists as diverse as Ben Harper, Janes Addiction, Kylie Minogue and Pink. His most...
| Jan 2, 2010
Cardinal Cahal Daly
Criticized IRA violence
Roman Catholic Cardinal Cahal Daly, 92, a philosopher who was outspokenly critical of IRA violence during his leadership of the Irish church during the 1980s, died Thursday in Belfast, where he had been...
| Feb 28, 2010
Judith Jamison can recall vividly the April 1989 lunch in St. Louis when Alvin Ailey designated her his artistic heir. "He said, 'I'm not doing well; you know I'm sick, and I'd like you to take over the company.' I said, 'Sure, of course, Alvin.'