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  • Debbie Allen's new 'Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' gets Goldstar award

     
    The early returns are in, and "The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker," a Tchaikovsky-free original variation written, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen and performed by her Debbie Allen Dance Academy, appears to have crowd-pleaser potential. It had its...
  • Prince targets arts education with $250,000 gift to American Ballet Theatre

     
    Prince is moving into arts philanthropy in a big way, with a particular focus on arts programs for the younger generation. Before he performed at New York's Madison Square Garden on Monday, the rock musician was in the arena for......
  • Scottish Ballet, Diavolo to highlight new season of Dance at the Music Center

     
    Dance at the Music Center announces 2011-12 season...
  • Mayor Emanuel's inaugural speech

     
    Today, more than any other time in our history, more than any other place in our country, the city of Chicago is ready for change. For all the parents who deserve a school system that expects every student to earn......
  • Tonight: 'An Evening with Twyla Tharp' at the Broad Stage

     
    Some facts about Twyla Tharp: At 68, she is a renowned dancer and choreographer who studied with Martha Graham and pioneered what's known as "cross-over ballet," fusing classical and modern techniques. She's worked with the Joffrey Ballet and the Paris...
  • The Joffrey's new maestro, Ashley Wheater

     
    The handsome, long-legged Ashley Wheater seemed typecast for leading male roles in 19th century romantic story-ballets when he danced with the Royal Ballet, London Festival Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and Australian Ballet. “I grew up in a company [the...
  • Dance review: Joffrey's 'Cinderella' at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

     
    Back in 1948, before he was acknowledged as one of the century's greatest dance-makers, Frederick Ashton left nothing to chance when choreographing “Cinderella,” his first full-length work for the British company now known as the Royal Ballet. He...
  • Donald McKayle has retired, but his work dances on at UC Irvine

     
    Wednesday night's repertory performance by the UCI Etude Ensemble was both a showcase for the 17-member troupe and something of a love letter to choreographer and group founder Donald McKayle. He recently retired from UC Irvine, where has been professor.....
  • 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...
  • Doing the Holland-Chicago shuffle

     
    KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s O’Hare-Schiphol direct flight has been a burning tube of dance talent in recent years. In a cultural exchange melding Dutch pragmatism with the steadfast made-in-Chicago version, two of the world’s top dance companies...
  • L.A. Ballet rides a 'Next Wave' in reality-TV dance

     
    The hip factor is amped up at Los Angeles Ballet's spacious Westside studios. In the throes of rehearsing a new program that premieres next Saturday at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, dancers are adapting to new movement vocabularies that......