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George Balanchine

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  • Alicia Alonso and Ballet Nacional de Cuba at Dorothy Chandler, Segerstrom

     
    Alicia Alonso's Ballet Nacional de Cuba will perform in Los Angeles and Orange County....
  • 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. ┬áRunning 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&...
  • Online Dish: "Sugar Plump Fairy"; Ballerina Criticized for Her Weight

    Online Dish: "Sugar Plump Fairy"; Ballerina Criticized for Her Weight
    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...
  • Leaps to longevity

    Leaps to longevity
    They might have lived through World War II and Neil Armstrong's moon landing, but don't expect age to put a damper in their step. For many seniors who have become part of a growing dance movement, the cha-cha, waltz or rumba is a way of life. This...
  • 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...
  • San Francisco Ballet returns to Orange County

    San Francisco Ballet returns to Orange County
    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....
  • Following the steps for another fabulous season

    Following the steps for another fabulous season
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...