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Rick Ross' controversial lyrics that seemed to promote date rape have resulted in the superstar rapper-mogul being dropped as a spokesman for Reebok. After intense pressure from a number of organizations, including anti-sexism collective UltraViolet,...
Jodie Gates — a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet who has since become one of Southern California's most prominent dance leaders — will become the director of the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Gates is a professor of...
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The celebration of the “Rites” has begun. “The Rite of Spring” (Le Sacre du Printemps) is the revolutionary 1913 ballet by choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky, composer Igor Stravinsky and artist Nicholas Roerich that clamorously...
[This post has been updated.] The Bolshoi Ballet in Russia has called off its new production of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," citing the recent acid attack on the company's artistic director, Sergei Filin. The production, which was to...
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When the Joffrey Ballet debuted its reconstructed "The Rite of Spring" in Los Angeles in fall 1987, it received a seismic welcome — a 5.9 on the Richter scale, to be exact. The morning after "Rite's" opening at the Music Center, a major earthquake...
Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" will turn 100 next year. To celebrate the occasion, music groups around the world will hold festivals and special performances in honor of the piece's tumultuous 1913 premiere in Paris. In Los Angeles, the Music...
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 23 - 29 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Enduring as the Alps, comforting as hot cocoa, and more sing-along-able than any Broadway musical before or since, it'...
On a recent frigid and blustery night in Moscow, the Bolshoi Ballet's Joy Womack was talking about her farewell visit last summer with influential Los Angeles teacher Yvonne Mounsey. Womack had traveled to Mounsey's West Los Angeles home in August...
For those of us not blessed with the footwork of Fred Astaire, the notion of taking a dance class might not appeal. But Alice Alyse, a dancer and choreographer who is the artistic director of Joffrey Ballet West and Joffrey Ballet South, says that even...
Culture MonsterChristopher Wheeldon’s acclaimed version of “Alice in Wonderland,” danced by the National Ballet of Canada, plus an array of repertory programs by Alvin Ailey, the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre are among the the highlights...
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 Monster"The Nutcracker" ballet season is here once again, with more than 100 productions of the classic ballet all over the country. Locally, according to Goldstar, there are 12 separate productions of "The Nutcracker" in Los Angeles and another six in the...
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