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  • 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....
  • Connecticut Ballet Presents The Sleeping Beauty at Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford

    Connecticut Ballet Presents The Sleeping Beauty at Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford
    Choreographer Brett Raphael brings Tchaikovsky's classic love story of good and evil to Connecticut. Joining the cast will be Charles Askegard, principal dancer from the New York City Ballet, who has been featured in productions by big-name...
  • 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...
  • Youmans: Chita Rivera to perform hits from a storied career

    Youmans: Chita Rivera to perform hits from a storied career
    Two-time Tony award-winner Chita Rivera will jazz up Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this week during a cabaret-style evening of timeless music and storytelling. "Chita Rivera: My Broadway," which has four shows Thursday through Sunday, will...
  • Bella Lewitzky's former dancers build her legacy

    Bella Lewitzky's former dancers build her legacy
    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...
  • Alicia Alonso, Cuba's living legend of ballet

    Alicia Alonso, Cuba's living legend of ballet
    To her admirers, Alicia Alonso is the gracious grande dame of Cuban classical ballet. To detractors, she's a conservative cultural czarina who has clung to power even longer than Fidel Castro. But even some of her fiercest critics will concede that...
  • New ownership at dance operation

    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...
  • 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...
  • Dance Review: NYC Ballet duo shine brightest at 'Stars of Dance'

    Dance Review: NYC Ballet duo shine brightest at 'Stars of Dance'
    Patrons and dance aficionados came together Saturday night for the Laguna Dance Festival's 7th annual "Stars of Dance" gala performance at the Laguna Playhouse. Special guests Tiler Peck and Joaquin DeLuz of the New York City Ballet paved the way for a...
  • Gerald Arpino dies at 85; dancer and choreographer co-founded Joffrey Ballet

    Gerald Arpino dies at 85; dancer and choreographer co-founded Joffrey Ballet
    Gerald Arpino, who co-founded the acclaimed Joffrey Ballet and oversaw its move from New York to Chicago, died Wednesday at his home in Chicago. He was 85. Arpino, a dancer and choreographer when he established the troupe in 1956 with its namesake, the...