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In the beginning, the Chicago Dancing Festival seemed almost a lark, a single program of modest best hits, more picnic dessert than entree. How things change. This year, the 5-year-old enterprise is a full, weeklong festival boasting not just major...
Tags: Festive Events, Arts, Dance, Diana Ross, Philip Glass
The San Francisco Ballet, one of the country's oldest and most esteemed professional ballet companies, will return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in September for the first time in three years. The company will perform Sept. 27 to 28 and Sept....
Dance companies see winter coming long before the rest of us. Many of their performance dates have been booked since May, and their season brochures have long since gone to the printers for distribution to potential subscribers. The Washington Ballet was...
Tags: Culture, Alvin Ailey, Artists, Arts, Dance
Connecticut Ballet Presents The Sleeping Beauty at Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in HartfordChoreographer Brett Raphael brings Tchaikovsky's classic love story of good and evil to Connecticut. Joining the cast will be Charles Askegard, principal dancer from the New York City Ballet, who has been featured in productions by big-name...
The Dance Conservatory of Maryland and Harford Ballet Company, of Bel Air, have announced the kick-off of operations under the ownership of Artistic Director Barclay Gibbs. Harford Ballet Company is a non-profit organization overseen by an advisory Board...
Two-time Tony award-winner Chita Rivera will jazz up Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this week during a cabaret-style evening of timeless music and storytelling. "Chita Rivera: My Broadway," which has four shows Thursday through Sunday, will...
To her admirers, Alicia Alonso is the gracious grande dame of Cuban classical ballet. To detractors, she's a conservative cultural czarina who has clung to power even longer than Fidel Castro. But even some of her fiercest critics will concede that...
Culture MonsterDiscovering that teaching “came naturally,” Yvonne Mounsey went on to co-found the Santa Monica-based Westside Ballet school and pre-professional company in 1967, which for the last 39 years, has also staged an annual production of “...
Orlando Theater BlogSome Broadway royalty will be in Orlando this Saturday, Oct. 8, teaching at The Master Class Academy in Winter Park. As of Tuesday, Oct. 4, there were still a few spots left in the various classes so it's not too late to study with one of the greats....
Postcards from FloridaThe 14th season of Florida State University’s popular festival of the performing arts, Seven Days of opening Nights, boasts a diverse lineup and an array of educational opportunities for university-level and K-12 students. Running from Feb. 9-20,...
Culture MonsterGrowing up in Bakersfield, Tiler Peck forged a connection to George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet by taking classes with three of that company’s former ballerinas — Yvonne Mounsey, Patricia Neary and Colleen Neary. Her first love,...
Culture MonsterCan an appetizer-size portion of New York City Ballet be as gratifying as the entire multi-course company? That was the question Wednesday, as New York City Ballet Moves made its Southern California debut at the historic Grenada Theatre (with an...
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