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  • Dance review: Merce Cunningham's 'Roaratorio' at Disney Hall

     
    A lot of people in contemporary dance feel secretly relieved that choreographer Merce Cunningham is no longer around. Yes, yes, Cunningham, who died July 2009 at age 90, was a beloved father-figure and mentor in the modern dance world. But......
  • Monster Mash: Chinese scroll sells for $63.8 million; Leonard Slatkin speaks out on 'La Traviata'

     
    Hot market: An anonymous bidder paid a record $63.8 million for a calligraphic hand scroll by Song Dynasty master Huang Tingjian in a sale at Beijing's Poly Auction, the largest auction house in mainland China. (Artinfo) Dog show: Performance artist......
  • Misha serves Merce at REDCAT

     
    After Merce Cunningham died at his home in New York last summer, his company held an open-mike evening at the choreographer’s studio in Greenwich Village. Members of the company, past and present, spoke sadly of the loss of a father......
  • Monster Mash: Altamira caves to reopen despite warnings; Warhol portrait of Elizabeth Taylor for sale

     
    Underground art: Spain's Caves of Altamira -- known as the "Sistine Chapel of Paleolithic art" -- will reopen to the public after eight years despite warnings that heat and moisture from visitors could damage the precious bison paintings. (Associated...
  • REDCAT announces lineup for 2010 NOW festival

     
    It's time to put on your avant-garde thinking caps. REDCAT's annual New Original Works (NOW) festival, which specializes in the weird, the wacky and the downright unclassifiable, is set to kick off July 22 for a three-weekend run. This year's......
  • Dance review: Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet at Luckman Theatre

     
    Ballet slippers have never been a perfect fit with the towering oeuvre of Ludwig van Beethoven, though daring choreographers continue to wade into his roiling musical waters. Los Angeles’ Raiford Rogers, who likes an aural and intellectual challenge, is...
  • Dance review: ABT's 'The Sleeping Beauty' at the Music Center

     
    The “Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center” season that delivered artistic epiphanies with two important historic reconstructions – the Joffrey Ballet’s marvelous staging of Frederick Ashton’s “Cinderella” (1948) and Merce...
  • Bolshoi-trained beauties bolster ballet in Orange County

     
    Ethereal Bolshoi Ballet star Natalia Osipova, arguably the world’s prima ballerina, slipped into a rehearsal studio at Orange County Performing Arts Center looking tired. Lightly grasping a ballet barre, she plunged suddenly to the floor, her torso...
  • L.A. Opera's 'Il Postino' and Placido Domingo take a trip to Orange County

     
    Opera returned to Orange County and the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Monday night, but it arrived in an unusual form at an unlikely setting. A taped version of Saturday's performance of Los Angeles Opera's "Il Postino" was projected......
  • Chinua Achebe and the Gish Prize

     
    On Wednesday, Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe will accept the Gish Prize in New York. Named for actresses Lillian and Dorothy Gish, known best for their waiflike presences in silent films, the prize comes with a silver medallion and a significant......
  • Dance review: Ballet Preljocaj at Irvine Barclay Theatre

     
    Angelin Preljocaj’s “Empty Moves,” presented at Irvine Barclay Theatre on Thursday night, was a dance quartet for five. Joining an ensemble of four on-stage performers in sound and in spirit was the composer John Cage, who accompanied the French...