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  • Festival will celebrate Japanese and Japanese American arts -- with Butoh, jazz and anime

     
    A variety of Japanese and Japanese American arts -- including Butoh and jazz, as well as anime -- will be celebrated during "JapanOC," a seven-month festival presented by Carnegie Hall, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Segerstrom Center.....
  • The Martha Graham Company revisits a 72-year-old dance -- don't call it a revival

     
    When the Martha Graham Dance Company opens at New York’s Joyce Theater on Tuesday evening, the program’s centerpiece will be a new work that shares a title with a 72-year-old Graham dance. But no one is calling it a “revival”......
  • Harry Raymond Quits LAPD

     
    Feb. 4, 1920: Ted Shawn, Martha Graham and dancers from Denishawn. But separate performances for men and women? Crime has increased dramatically, but no one knows why, the district attorney’s office says. Feb. 4, 1920: Harry Raymond resigns as secret...
  • 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...
  • 'Sweaty Sundays' benefit tonight

     
    If you know of Ryan Heffington, it is likely that you worship him. The mustachioed dancer and whirling artistic dervish has performed live with Peaches, choreographed music videos and been called "Martha Graham on meth." His Sweaty Sundays dance class,...
  • Opera review: 'Salome' at San Francisco Opera

     
    Reporting from San Francisco By all accounts, San Francisco is in love with Nicola Luisotti -- a 47-year-old conductor from Viareggio, Italy, and very Italian ??? as is he with his new city. Last month he became music director of......
  • A modern dance legend celebrates his 80th year with free performances

     
    Birthday celebrations for postmodern choreographer Rudy Perez are starting early. Though he's not turning 80 until Nov. 24, the Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble is presenting his two latest works at All Saints Church in Pasadena on Friday and Saturday....
  • Merce Cunningham memorial 'Events' in New York

     
    Wednesday afternoon and evening, dozens of dancers young and old, leading lights of American avant garde music and a large milling public invaded New York's Park Avenue Armory to remember Merce Cunningham. The startling 1881 structure, built to house the....
  • Ron Fletcher dies at 90; opened West Coast's first Pilates studio

    Ron Fletcher dies at 90; opened West Coast's first Pilates studio
    Ron Fletcher, a former dancer and choreographer who helped popularize the Pilates exercise system when he opened the first West Coast studio in 1972, died Tuesday at his home in Stonewall, Texas. He was 90. The cause was congestive heart failure, said...
  • Lillian Bassman dies at 94; renowned fashion photographer

    Lillian Bassman dies at 94; renowned fashion photographer
    "I didn't bring you to Paris to make art; I brought you here to do the buttons and bows," Harper's Bazaar editor Carmel Snow famously snapped at photographer Lillian Bassman during a fashion shoot for the magazine in the late 1940s. But Bassman's fashion...
  • PASSINGS

    Madelyn Katz Supporter of UCLA hospital Madelyn "Maddie" Katz, 73, a philanthropist who helped establish a UCLA Medical Center program to provide reconstructive plastic surgery to soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, died Sunday at her Los...