| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:47 PM
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, 2012
| 10:20 AM
The Joffrey Ballet's 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala
Sunday, May 6
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 East Congress Parkway
Palmer House Hilton Ballroom
17 East Monroe Street
Event will begin at 6:30 at the Auditorium...
| 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 ...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2008
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...
| Mar 3, 2009
| 7:42 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2009
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 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...
| 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...
| 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...