| Oct 7, 2007
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...
| Mar 18, 2010
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...
| Aug 10, 2010
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...
| May 10, 2009
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...
| Jan 24, 2010
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...
| Feb 21, 2009
| 1:14 PM
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....
| Apr 21, 2011
| 4:21 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 10:03 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2011
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...
| Sep 14, 2009
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......
| Sep 23, 2010
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...