| Mar 21, 2010
Several major transformations are embodied within a single unusual hour of television airing on PBS Wednesday evening. A 1958 Jerome Robbins ballet, which astutely captured the essence of that moment's younger generation, has been transformed into a...
| May 4, 2010
| 12:31 PM
The one-act ballet, 'A Midsummer Nights Dream,' is based on the story told in Shakespeare's happiest and most popular comedic play and set to music by Mendelssohn.
A famous quote from the work, "The course of true love never did run smooth" sets the...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 10:12 PM
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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2011
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...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:32 AM
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...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 7:59 PM
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....
| Aug 25, 2011
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...