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  • Dance Preview

    Dance Preview
    A queen is floating our way on a barge full of ballet goodies: monumental sets, glittering costumes, and a score sure to arouse passion. That seductress is none other than the lead in Cleopatra, and if it's big story ballets you like, then this is your...
  • Pulling for Gyro

    Pulling for Gyro
    Move over, Pilates. Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis classes are expanding in health clubs and studios across the country. Tiger Woods and Shaquille O'Neal have done it. So has Madonna. Both Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis, which is a sibling of Gyrotonic that uses a...
  • How to stretch your inner dancer

    How to stretch your inner dancer
    For a former dancer, nothing is as humbling as bending over and discovering you can't touch your toes. Not even close. The days of side-splits, deep plies and grands battements are long gone. Merely pointing your toes brings on foot cramps. Blame the day...
  • Los Angeles Ballet works hard to reach the premier

    Los Angeles Ballet works hard to reach the premier
    Smack in the middle of the recession, Los Angeles dance received a huge and unexpected boost from local philanthropist Glorya Kaufman, who donated $20 million to start a dance endowment that will bring world-class troupes to the Music Center on a visiting...
  • Joffrey Ballet to perform 'Cinderella' in L.A.

    Joffrey Ballet to perform 'Cinderella' in L.A.
    When Frederick Ashton's " Cinderella" premiered at Covent Garden in December 1948, London resembled a lovely woman with ash on her face. It was a grim time. Remnants of the war lingered in the city: rubble from the blitzkrieg, treasury coffers riddled...
  • 'Dirty Dancing' star Patrick Swayze dies at 57

    'Dirty Dancing' star Patrick Swayze dies at 57
    Patrick Swayze, the actor and classically trained dancer whose role in the enduringly popular "Dirty Dancing" made him a movie star, one who struggled with the alienation of fame and against being typecast as a leading man, died Monday. He was 57....
  • Our Laguna: CaDance dazzles during latest production

    If the energy generated by the dancers on the Laguna Playhouse stage Saturday night could have been harnessed, no one in Laguna Beach would ever again have to pay a Southern California Edison bill. To say the audience was electrified by the Complexions...
  • Young at art: 'Tween dancers relish their roles in the Joffrey's 'Nutcracker'

    Young at art:  'Tween dancers relish their roles in the Joffrey's 'Nutcracker'
    It's 9:30 a.m. Saturday, the day before Halloween, and the kids are already hard at work. Not on trick-or-treat plans or putting last details on scary costumes, mind you. They're rehearsing, and for the Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker," a production...
  • PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss

    PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss
    Bill Monroe Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home. Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...
  • Patrick Swayze, a movie star with a dancer's body

     
    Patrick Swayze -- the actor who helped make dirty dancing a worldwide phenomenon -- died today in Los Angeles after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57. With his lithe body and athletic virility, Swayze brought a dancer's sensibility......
  • Kevin McKenzie of American Ballet Theatre looks in on ‘Giselle’

     
    A distinguished guest has been in town this week advising Orlando Ballet on the upcoming production of “Giselle.” Kevin McKenzie, artistic director of American Ballet Theatre, has been looking in on rehearsals for “Giselle” as he...