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  • Dorothea Tanning dies at 101; artist and poet married Max Ernst

    Dorothea Tanning dies at 101; artist and poet married Max Ernst
    Over more than a century, Dorothea Tanning collided and consorted with artistic titans of the 20th century who included Pablo Picasso, John Cage and Joseph Cornell. She designed sets for George Balanchine ballets, played romantic matchmaker for poet Andre Breton and appeared in Hans Richter's avant-garde films — but she remained best known as the wife of Surrealist Max Ernst, to whom she was married for nearly 30 years
  • Zina Bethune dies at 66; dancer, choreographer and actress

    Zina Bethune dies at 66; dancer, choreographer and actress
    It would not be out of character for actress, dancer and choreographer Zina Bethune to stop her car for an injured animal, say those who knew her. Bethune, 66, a former New York City Ballet soloist and the founder of a Los Angeles multimedia dance and...

    Lourdes Lopez to be new artistic director of Miami City Ballet

     
    The imposing task of succeeding founder/artistic director Edward Villella at Miami City Ballet will go to Lourdes Lopez, the company announced Tuesday. Lopez, a former New York City Ballet principal dancer who was with that company from 1974 to 1996, is...

    NYCB Moves will step into Northridge, Santa Barbara

     
    Growing 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,...

    Dance review: New York City Ballet Moves in Santa Barbara

     
    Can 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...