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  • Debbie Allen's new 'Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' gets Goldstar award

     
    The early returns are in, and "The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker," a Tchaikovsky-free original variation written, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen and performed by her Debbie Allen Dance Academy, appears to have crowd-pleaser potential. It had its...
  • Donald McKayle has retired, but his work dances on at UC Irvine

     
    Wednesday night's repertory performance by the UCI Etude Ensemble was both a showcase for the 17-member troupe and something of a love letter to choreographer and group founder Donald McKayle. He recently retired from UC Irvine, where has been professor.....
  • Dance review: ABT's 'The Sleeping Beauty' at the Music Center

     
    The “Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center” season that delivered artistic epiphanies with two important historic reconstructions – the Joffrey Ballet’s marvelous staging of Frederick Ashton’s “Cinderella” (1948) and Merce...
  • L.A. Ballet rides a 'Next Wave' in reality-TV dance

     
    The hip factor is amped up at Los Angeles Ballet's spacious Westside studios. In the throes of rehearsing a new program that premieres next Saturday at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, dancers are adapting to new movement vocabularies that......
  • Gerald Arpino dies at 85; dancer and choreographer co-founded Joffrey Ballet

    Gerald Arpino dies at 85; dancer and choreographer co-founded Joffrey Ballet
    Gerald Arpino, who co-founded the acclaimed Joffrey Ballet and oversaw its move from New York to Chicago, died Wednesday at his home in Chicago. He was 85. Arpino, a dancer and choreographer when he established the troupe in 1956 with its namesake, the...
  • Eris M. Field dies at 76; philanthropist and a founder of L.A. Music Center

    Eris M. Field, a philanthropist whose focus on the cultural life of the community led her to become a founder of the Los Angeles Music Center and a significant contributor to Walt Disney Concert Hall and to launch the Grand Avenue Pedestrian Improvement...
  • Patrick Swayze dies at 57; star of the blockbuster films 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost'

    Patrick Swayze dies at 57; star of the blockbuster films 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost'
    Patrick Swayze, the actor and classically trained dancer whose role in the enduringly popular "Dirty Dancing" made him a movie star, one who struggled with the alienation of fame and against being typecast as a leading man, died Monday. He was 57....
  • Doing the Holland-Chicago shuffle

     
    KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s O’Hare-Schiphol direct flight has been a burning tube of dance talent in recent years. In a cultural exchange melding Dutch pragmatism with the steadfast made-in-Chicago version, two of the world’s top dance companies...
  • The Joffrey's new maestro, Ashley Wheater

     
    The 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. “I grew up in a company [the...
  • Dance review: Joffrey's 'Cinderella' at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

     
    Back in 1948, before he was acknowledged as one of the century's greatest dance-makers, Frederick Ashton left nothing to chance when choreographing “Cinderella,” his first full-length work for the British company now known as the Royal Ballet. He...
  • Tonight: 'An Evening with Twyla Tharp' at the Broad Stage

     
    Some facts about Twyla Tharp: At 68, she is a renowned dancer and choreographer who studied with Martha Graham and pioneered what's known as "cross-over ballet," fusing classical and modern techniques. She's worked with the Joffrey Ballet and the Paris...