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George Balanchine

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  • 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...
  • Miami City Ballet

    Miami City Ballet performs its Repertory Season in its South Florida tri-county home of Miami-Dade at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House), in Broward at Broward Center for the...
  • Karole Armitage fuses the cerebral and the sensual

    Karole Armitage fuses the cerebral and the sensual
    Karole Armitage is having an intensely busy first week of March, and the stress is showing. She's a few days away from the opening of an ambitious retrospective -- revivals of several of the barrier-smashing dances that, a generation ago, put her on...
  • 'Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong' by Terry Teachout

    'Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong' by Terry Teachout
    In 1947, jazz great Louis Armstrong got himself a new gadget -- a tape recorder, fresh out on the consumer market. It was a big, boxy machine that he set up in concert halls and jazz joints to record his six-piece All Stars so he could listen to each show...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dancer Yvonne Mounsey honored by L.A. County Board of Supervisors

     
    Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' ballet lover Zev Yaroslavsky conferred a scroll of recognition Tuesday to former Balanchine dancer and venerable ballet instructor Yvonne Mounsey. The scroll honors Mounsey’s lifelong contribution to ballet and...
  • NYC Ballet does double duty

     
    Where is the New York City Ballet performing this week? That depends on whom you ask. Forty of the company’s 93 dancers -- including 20 of its 30 principals – are onstage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, giving seven......
  • Face to Watch in 2010: Dance

     
    Alexei Ratmansky, Choreographer American Ballet Theatre pulled off a coup in late 2008 — and beat out New York City Ballet — when it wooed St. Petersburg, Russia-born choreographer Alexei Ratmansky into its studios with a job and title created......