| Jan 17, 2011
| 4:27 AM
BEVERLY HILLS - The Facebook tale "The Social Network" won top honors Sunday at the Golden Globes with four prizes, including best drama and director, solidifying its prospects as an Academy Awards favorite.
Winning the dramatic lead-acting prizes were...
| Feb 3, 2011
You'd think this much would have been enough to make 2011 a banner year for Natalie Portman: So far this year, she's won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe, earned an Oscar nomination and watched as her art-house film "Black Swan" has taken in...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 9:02 AM
Natalie Portman rightfully earned raves and many awards - including an Oscar - for her impressive, complex portrayal of a ballet dancer who projects herself too much into the themes of "Swan Lake," the piece she is chosen to star in.
Not helping is...
| May 15, 2012
"Hands on a Hardbody," the new musical based on S.R. Bindler's 1997 documentary film about a nutty endurance contest at a Texas auto dealership, pulls off something most pundits would have considered impossible today: This is a Red State musical that Blue...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:30 AM
"So You Think You Can Dance" received a modest dose of high-culture class on Wednesday in the form of Benjamin Millepied, who served as a guest judge for the Fox reality-competition series.
The choreographer's recently launched group, L.A. Dance Project,...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:19 PM
The Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles has set an official July 28 opening date for the public -- but the event will mark only a partial unveiling of the two-year, multi-million dollar construction job.
A spokeswoman for the project said the opening...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:04 PM
L.A. Dance Project, the new collective founded by Benjamin Millepied, has found a home in downtown. The fledgling group has established a full-time residence at Los Angeles Theatre Center, on Spring Street near 5th Street.
The dance collective will...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 2:53 PM
There was plenty of that in the air last night when Natalie Portman married dancer Benjamin Millepied, whom she met when he choreographed her every graceful, albeit self-destructive, move in Black Swan.
Aside from the fact that it didn't take long for...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 1:25 PM
American dancers have long been the wonders of the world: committed not merely to virtuosity (prevalent everywhere) but to virtuosic versatility, the mastery of many movement languages and cultures. That mastery accounted for much of the excitement at the...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Nigel Lythgoe, the über reality-TV producer, is a one-man brand for bringing the world of dance to the masses, mainly through the Fox series "So You Think You Can Dance." Later this month, he will host a special cinematic event that is intended to give...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Some heavy lifting took place on Sunday night at American Jewish University’s Gindi Auditorium, when Bodytraffic performed excerpts from its 2009 work, “Transfigured Night.” One of three pieces on a shared bill with L.A. Dance Project,...