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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...
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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...
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Culture MonsterThe 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...
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 “...
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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Culture MonsterAlicia Alonso's Ballet Nacional de Cuba will perform in Los Angeles and Orange County....
Culture MonsterHelgi Tomasson, San Francisco Ballet’s artistic director and principal choreographer since 1985, has excelled less obviously as a dance-maker than he has as a dancer-maker. His legacy with San Francisco Ballet is secure for having molded the nation&...
Culture MonsterEthereal Bolshoi Ballet star Natalia Osipova, arguably the worldâs prima ballerina, slipped into a rehearsal studio at Orange County Performing Arts Center looking tired. Lightly grasping a ballet barre, she plunged suddenly to the floor, her torso...
Culture MonsterMiami City Ballet will get a national showcase when PBS airs a "Dance in America" program this spring of the company performing two works by George Balanchine and one by Twyla Tharp. There was a time when "Dance in America"......
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