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Staff WriterWe caught up with Lourdes Lopez, the new artistic director of the Miami City Ballet, just before rehearsal this past Friday afternoon at the Broward Center. That night she would introduce herself formally - for anyone even casually acquainted with...
Culture MonsterRobert Joffrey got just about everything marvelously right in his 1987 “Nutcracker,” the last ballet he directed before his death. And the Joffrey Ballet did just about perfectly as well on Thursday, when the company returned with this...
Culture MonsterTrue believers may be impressed by the feature-length documentary "Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance." But the lack of sustained dance footage and the overload of gush may leave others disappointed....
Culture MonsterAlmost like mini-residencies, this spring's offerings from London’s Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet from Moscow will each bring three unique concerts featuring some of the most beloved and stylistically demonstrative choreography born from those...
Culture MonsterThe dance world's equivalent of a star-studded action franchise is coming to Los Angeles. The Kings of the Dance -- which is not to be confused with the Kings of Comedy or the Lord of the Dance -- will play......
Culture MonsterThe â€śGlorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Centerâ€ť season that delivered artistic epiphanies with two important historic reconstructions â€“ the Joffrey Balletâ€™s marvelous staging of Frederick Ashtonâ€™s â€śCinderellaâ€ť (1948) and Merce...
In his native Italy, Roberto Bolle has achieved a degree of popularity unknown to ballet dancers in this country. His chiseled, handsome features -- not to mention his hunky torso -- are featured in magazine spreads and advertising campaigns. But he is...
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Culture MonsterThe handsome, long-legged Ashley Wheater seemed typecast for leading male roles in 19th century romantic story-ballets when he danced with the Royal Ballet, London Festival Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and Australian Ballet. â€śI grew up in a company [the...
Culture MonsterBack in 1948, before he was acknowledged as one of the century's greatest dance-makers, Frederick Ashton left nothing to chance when choreographing â€śCinderella,â€ť his first full-length work for the British company now known as the Royal Ballet. He...
Culture MonsterThe best dog-and-pony show in town â€” paced by thoroughbred racehorse David Hallberg â€” was impresario Sergei Danilianâ€™s ballet franchise, â€śKings of the Dance,â€ť which opened a two-night run as part of the Dance at the Music Center series Tuesday.....
Bloomberg NewsClive Barnes, the avuncular and quotable critic who covered New York's theater and dance scene for more than 40 years, died early Wednesday at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 81 and recently had been diagnosed with liver cancer. His death...
Times Staff WriterDaring storytelling that integrates song and dance is rare. But a few auteurs strive for the elusive formula. Broadway has always prized director-choreographers who could deliver hit musicals with an individual stamp on them — masters such as Jerome...
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