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  • Local students dance into ballet programs

    Local students dance into ballet programs
    Students of the Red Chair School of Performing Arts have been accepted to summer intensive ballet programs across the United States and for the first time, one Red Chair student is going to Russia. Those accepted are Elizabeth Briggs, Ryan Sinton,...
  • Intensive ballet program ends with shows

    Intensive ballet program ends with shows
    The Irvine Barclay Theatre's contemporary dance series whirls on with "Southland Ballet Academy: Summer Ballet Intensive Performance" and "Festival Ballet Theatre: Gala of the Stars." Summer Ballet Intensive features final performances from Southland...
  • May 2: Midday Fix - Joffrey Ballet

    May 2: Midday Fix - Joffrey Ballet
    The Joffrey Ballet's 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala Sunday, May 6 Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University 50 East Congress Parkway Chicago Palmer House Hilton Ballroom 17 East Monroe Street Chicago Event will begin at 6:30 at the Auditorium...
  • Stretch your inner dancer

    Stretch your inner dancer
    "Usually when people are stretching, something is bent; the leg is bent, the back is rounded," said Donna Flagg, a dancer and instructor with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. "But bent is not stretched." In ballet, everything is about opposition &#...
  • Patrick Swayze dies at 57; star of the blockbuster films 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost'

    Patrick Swayze dies at 57; star of the blockbuster films 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost'
    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....
  • Eris M. Field dies at 76; philanthropist and a founder of L.A. Music Center

    Eris M. Field, a philanthropist whose focus on the cultural life of the community led her to become a founder of the Los Angeles Music Center and a significant contributor to Walt Disney Concert Hall and to launch the Grand Avenue Pedestrian Improvement...
  • Gerald Arpino dies at 85; dancer and choreographer co-founded Joffrey Ballet

    Gerald Arpino dies at 85; dancer and choreographer co-founded Joffrey Ballet
    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...
  • 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...
  • Hubbard Street Dance furthers its L.A. reach

    Hubbard Street Dance furthers its L.A. reach
    In Chicago they build things right -- and that goes for dance companies. In January, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago displayed its artistic vitality in Los Angeles with its splendid staging of Frederick Ashton's postwar masterpiece " Cinderella" at the...
  • 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...