| Jan 9, 2009
Cheryl Holdridge, the beautiful blond actress who first gained fame as a Mouseketeer on TV's "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, has died. She was 64.
Holdridge died Tuesday at her home in Santa Monica after a two-year battle with lung cancer, said...
| Sep 21, 2008
TREY MCINTYRE'S initial experience with ballet did not augur well for a career in dance. "I would skip class a lot. My mom would drop me off, and I would go get a Slurpee next door." Ballet class, to this 11-year-old in Wichita, Kan., "felt so square...
| Oct 27, 2008
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,...
| Oct 31, 2008
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...
| Nov 13, 2008
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...
| Apr 23, 2008
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...
| May 1, 2008
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...
| Jun 1, 2008
IT STARTED as a simple back flip. Well, maybe it wasn't that simple. Los Angeles dancer-choreographer Jacob "Kujo" Lyons executed the risky move for a video camera -- tumbling through the air from a bouncing seesaw into a pair of blue jeans. The resulting...
| Oct 7, 2009
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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...
| Nov 29, 2009
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...
| Aug 30, 2009
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...