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George Balanchine

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  • Feedback: What's on your bedside table?

    Feedback: What's on your bedside table?
    "The Pale King" by David Foster Wallace. It's not always an easy read, but it's funny. It's fascinating to think about how hard it must've been to write and sad to know it's his last. — Ellen Brady, Aurora I have succumbed to the hype and read...
  • 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...
  • New life for a Jerome Robbins ballet

    New life for a Jerome Robbins ballet
    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...
  • Review: David Gordon's "Trying Times (remembered)" at REDCAT

    Review: David Gordon's "Trying Times (remembered)" at REDCAT
  • Twyla Tharp-Elvis Costello work to open 'Dance at the Music Center'

    Twyla Tharp-Elvis Costello work to open 'Dance at the Music Center'
    The West Coast premiere of a Twyla Tharp collaboration with rock star composer Elvis Costello, "Nightspot," and the return of the Kirov Ballet will highlight the 2008-09 series. "Nightspot," to be danced by Edward Villella's Miami City Ballet, will...
  • Los Angeles Ballet meets 'The Evangelist'

    Los Angeles Ballet meets 'The Evangelist'
    In a warehouse space on a no-frills Westside industrial street, Thordal Christensen, co-artistic director of Los Angeles Ballet, points to a rickety little table. "Welcome to my office," he jokes. "We've been in here four months, so it's still a work...
  • Dance pioneer David Gordon revisits 'Trying Times'

    Dance pioneer David Gordon revisits 'Trying Times'
    David Gordon, writer, director and choreographer, acknowledges a practical reason for reworking his 1982 stage piece "Trying Times," this time as "Trying Times (remembered)." The National Endowment for the Arts offered him a grant to do it -- and times...
  • San Francisco Ballet at the Orange County Performing Arts Center

    San Francisco Ballet at the Orange County Performing Arts Center
    San Francisco Ballet, this nation's oldest classical dance company, is 75 years young -- to underscore the compliment. When you've lasted that long and are kicking up your heels as well as these dancers do, it's worth a celebration. Artistic director...
  • Review: Miami City Ballet performs Twyla Tharp and Elvis Costello's 'Nightspot'

    Review: Miami City Ballet performs Twyla Tharp and Elvis Costello's 'Nightspot'
    Here's a suggestion: Let's ditch the nightclub as a setting for ballet. No more predictable tales about the trials of courtship or the ballroom as a metaphor for life. Miami City Ballet, Edward Villella's smart and spirited South Florida company,...
  • 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...
  • 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...