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  • Segerstrom center gets en pointe

    Segerstrom center gets en pointe
    It's no secret: Dance enthusiasts love the spring. The season marks the time when the world's best companies and dancers venture beyond their native shores to perform. Orange County is one of the major recipients of this bounty, due to events like the...
  • July 19: Author - Jacques d'Amboise, I Was A Dancer

    July 19: Author - Jacques d'Amboise, I Was A Dancer
    Jacques d'Amboise To purchase a copy of the book: I Was A Dancer In this rich, expansive, spirited memoir, Jacques d'Amboise, one of America's most celebrated classical dancers, and former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for more than...
  • 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...
  • Dances a reflection of beauty

    Dances a reflection of beauty
    When "Kings of the Dance" first premiered in Segerstrom Hall in 2006, it became an instant phenomenon. "Kings" showcased four of the world's top male ballet dancers in technically demanding and thrilling performances, and still is being produced around...
  • Dance Review: NYC Ballet duo shine brightest at 'Stars of Dance'

    Dance Review: NYC Ballet duo shine brightest at 'Stars of Dance'
    Patrons and dance aficionados came together Saturday night for the Laguna Dance Festival's 7th annual "Stars of Dance" gala performance at the Laguna Playhouse. Special guests Tiler Peck and Joaquin DeLuz of the New York City Ballet paved the way for a...
  • Bella Lewitzky's former dancers build her legacy

    Bella Lewitzky's former dancers build her legacy
    We all know what happens when great composers, writers and artists die: Their work lives on. But what about groundbreaking choreographers — say, Martha Graham, José Limon, Merce Cunningham, Antony Tudor, Alvin Ailey,George Balanchine — those...
  • 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...
  • 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. Bethune, 66, a former New York City Ballet soloist and the founder of a Los Angeles multimedia dance and...
  • Youmans: Dancer from Fountain Valley living a dream

    Since its founding in 1940, the esteemed American Ballet Theatre has appeared in a total of 132 cities, 42 countries and all 50 states. And throughout its 72-year history, the New York-based company has commissioned works by all of the great...
  • New ownership at dance operation

    The Dance Conservatory of Maryland and Harford Ballet Company, of Bel Air, have announced the kick-off of operations under the ownership of Artistic Director Barclay Gibbs. Harford Ballet Company is a non-profit organization overseen by an advisory Board...
  • Chicago Dancing Festival is coming into its own in 5th year

    Chicago Dancing Festival is coming into its own in 5th year
    In the beginning, the Chicago Dancing Festival seemed almost a lark, a single program of modest best hits, more picnic dessert than entree. How things change. This year, the 5-year-old enterprise is a full, weeklong festival boasting not just major...