| Apr 4, 2010
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...
| Apr 29, 2010
"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 ...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2011
On Sunday October 16, 2011 dancers ages 13 to 18 may try-out for the dance scholarship at the Lou Conte Dance Studio!
Who: The Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation, Inc.
What: Presents a Dance Scholarship Competition (ages 13 to 18)
| Jan 4, 2011
| 2:03 PM
WILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 77-year-old man who was struck and killed while trying to cross a New York highway had just visited the grave of his 12-year-old grandson, who was shot last month by a friend playing with a handgun.
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:52 AM
Cirque du Soleil's latest extravaganza, "OVO," brought out insect lovers this week for the opening-night party under the big top outside United Center.
But before the bugs began scurrying, flying and jumping, the social set had fun in the Tapis Rouge...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:05 PM
This year's Chicago Dancing Festival, which finishes up Saturday with a free extravaganza at the Pritzker Pavilion, has been fun, uplifting, broad and deep. Certainly we've seen a lot of new faces, just as the increase in offerings has also attracted...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 10:07 AM
Couture & Cocktails
Friday, September 23
2222 S. Michigan Avenue
For complete events details and tickets:
In 2010, Couture & Cocktails raised more than $260,000 for...
| Nov 10, 2011
Our last "Problem? No Problem!" inspired even more suggestions and emails. We've gathered a few more stories about people who saw a need or faced a challenge, and created a solution. Here's how they made a difference.
—Jenniffer Weigel, Tribune...