| Aug 25, 2011
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...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 7:59 PM
The San Francisco Ballet, one of the country's oldest and most esteemed professional ballet companies, will return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in September for the first time in three years.
The company will perform Sept. 27 to 28 and Sept....
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Dance companies see winter coming long before the rest of us. Many of their performance dates have been booked since May, and their season brochures have long since gone to the printers for distribution to potential subscribers.
The Washington Ballet was...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Choreographer Brett Raphael brings Tchaikovsky's classic love story of good and evil to Connecticut. Joining the cast will be Charles Askegard, principal dancer from the New York City Ballet, who has been featured in productions by big-name...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 7:45 PM
Two-time Tony award-winner Chita Rivera will jazz up Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this week during a cabaret-style evening of timeless music and storytelling.
"Chita Rivera: My Broadway," which has four shows Thursday through Sunday, will...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 5:23 PM
"The Pale King" by David Foster Wallace. It's not always an easy read, but it's funny. It's fascinating to think about how hard it must've been to write and sad to know it's his last.
— Ellen Brady, Aurora
I have succumbed to the hype and read...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:11 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:18 AM
Mikhail Baryshnikov, the legendary dancer who has also taken on acting roles, will star in the world premiere of the dance-theater work “The Man in a Case,” a stage adaptation of an Anton Chekhov short story that will premiere at Hartford...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Off stage, Dana Jacobson stands a stunning 5 feet 9 inches tall, with arms and legs that go on forever. When she dances, she stretches her arabesques and lengthens her high-flying leaps to look even taller, at least 7 feet from the tips of her toes to the...
| Nov 9, 2010
In a spacious, sunlit Lincoln Center studio on Sunday morning, two generations of New York City Ballet principal dancers met for a unique coaching session focused on a 1968 ballet by George Balanchine. Over the course of three hours, Violette......
| Dec 1, 2010
Director Darren Aronofsky's âBlack Swanâ may share a few thematic elements with his last film, âThe Wrestlerâ â such as performers self-destructing before our eyes â but it has much more in common with his earlier film...