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George Balanchine

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  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Dance review: Los Angeles Ballet's Balanchine program

     
    Los Angeles Ballet entered a new phase this weekend, its dancers showing increasing mastery with a repertory that, while familiar, is unforgiving. The company opened its fourth season at Freud Playhouse by adding pieces of 20th century master George...
  • Obama confers arts and humanities medals on big names, including Dylan and Eastwood

     
    After deliberating for hours on healthcare in Thursday's summit, President Obama turned to the arts, entertainment, literature and scholarship, conferring the National Medal of Arts -- the nation's highest award in the field -- on 12 recipients and the...
  • Dance Review: Lionel Popkin's 'There is An Elephant in This Dance' at REDCAT

     
    Drunks allegedly see pink ones. The white ones of the species are hard to unload. Then there's the mascot of the Republican Party. We're talking elephants, those lovable beasts with steel-trap memories. Indeed, even the late George Balanchine couldn't...
  • Soloist to choreographer: Melissa Barak

     
    Los Angeles Ballet leading soloist Melissa Barak was in the audience last Saturday night instead of onstage with her compatriots premiering the New Wave LA program at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Barak is an up-and-coming choreographer and...
  • Monster Mash: David Sefton leaves UCLA Live; Seattle Art Museum cuts back; ballet star part of failed coup

     
    --Calling it quits: David Sefton has resigned after nearly a decade as executive and artistic director of the UCLA Live performing arts series, saying he was responding to "a major rethinking and restructuring" by his bosses, brought on by the......
  • New York City Ballet's Darci Kistler dances off stage for good

     
    For many attending New York City Ballet’s season finale Sunday afternoon, three decades’ worth of memories figured as actively in the experience as what was transpiring on the stage of Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. The special program...