| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2011
The renewal of the classical repertory ought to be a priority for every company, but an ill-assorted, overlong patchwork of novelties serves neither the art nor the artists....
| Jan 28, 2011
Is all the Oscar buzz and fascination with âBlack Swanâ -â Darren Aronofskyâs decidedly lurid look at the hermetic ballet world of classical ballet -â boosting ticket sales for live âSwan Lakeâ performances? Box-office demand for New York...
| Feb 14, 2011
Obama to confer 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday; arts honorees are Yo-Yo Ma and Jasper Johns, the first visual artist to win since 1977....
| Feb 19, 2011
Kennedy Center boss Michael Kaiser bemoans lack of excellence in the arts and says timid arts managers are to blame...