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George Balanchine

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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. 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...
  • Road trip? Seven Days of Opening Nights showcases arts at FSU

     
    The 14th season of Florida State University’s popular festival of the performing arts, Seven Days of opening Nights, boasts a diverse lineup and an array of educational opportunities for university-level and K-12 students.  Running from Feb. 9-20,...
  • Dance review: San Francisco Ballet at Segerstrom Center

     
    Helgi Tomasson, San Francisco Ballet’s artistic director and principal choreographer since 1985, has excelled less obviously as a dance-maker than he has as a dancer-maker. His legacy with San Francisco Ballet is secure for having molded the nation&...
  • Triple Tony winner Hinton Battle teaching Saturday at Master Class Academy

     
    Some Broadway royalty will be in Orlando this Saturday, Oct. 8, teaching at The Master Class Academy in Winter Park. As of Tuesday, Oct. 4, there were still a few spots left in the various classes so it's not too late to study with one of the greats....
  • NYCB Moves will step into Northridge, Santa Barbara

     
    Growing up in Bakersfield, Tiler Peck forged a connection to George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet by taking classes with three of that company’s former ballerinas — Yvonne Mounsey, Patricia Neary and Colleen Neary. Her first love,...
  • Dance review: New York City Ballet Moves in Santa Barbara

     
    Can an appetizer-size portion of New York City Ballet be as gratifying as the entire multi-course company? That was the question Wednesday, as New York City Ballet Moves made its Southern California debut at the historic Grenada Theatre (with an...
  • Friday's Highlights: 'Great Performances: Miami City Ballet' on KOCE

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 23 - 29 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Oct. 23 - 29 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • Yvonne Mounsey, bringing Ballanchine to the Westside

     
    Discovering that teaching “came naturally,” Yvonne Mounsey went on to co-found the Santa Monica-based Westside Ballet school and pre-professional company in 1967, which for the last 39 years, has also staged an annual production of “...
  • Lourdes Lopez to be new artistic director of Miami City Ballet

     
    The imposing task of succeeding founder/artistic director Edward Villella at Miami City Ballet will go to Lourdes Lopez, the company announced Tuesday. Lopez, a former New York City Ballet principal dancer who was with that company from 1974 to 1996, is...
  • To Mikhail Baryshnikov, time is a great teacher

    To Mikhail Baryshnikov, time is a great teacher
    It is early afternoon at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. On the fourth floor, a woman in a black leotard dances in a large studio with high ceilings and great views of the Hudson River. She hardly pauses as the most famous dancer of them all stops at the...