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  • Zina Bethune dies at 66; dancer, choreographer and actress

    Zina Bethune dies at 66; dancer, choreographer and actress
    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.
  • Dorothea Tanning dies at 101; artist and poet married Max Ernst

    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...

    Alicia Alonso, Cuba's living legend of ballet

    Alicia Alonso, Cuba's living legend of ballet
    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...

    Bolshoi-trained beauties bolster ballet in Orange County

     
    Ethereal Bolshoi Ballet star Natalia Osipova, arguably the world’s 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...

    Good news for dance fans: a Miami City Ballet special is announced for PBS

     
    Miami 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"...