| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:33 PM
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...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 6:33 AM
Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet
McAninch Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd.
(630) 942-4000 www.atthemac.org
Kenneth von Heidecke, considered to be protege of America's most legendary Prima...
| Dec 13, 2010
Too fat to dance? Forget the Sugar Plum Fairy more like the Sugar Plump Fairy. New York Times dance critic, Alastair Macaulay criticizes New York City Ballet's principal dancer for her weight. After reviewing George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Macaulay...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 11:12 AM
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...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 8:28 PM
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...
| 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...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 2:45 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 10:44 AM
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...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:31 PM
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...
| 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...