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  • Talking to Kyle Abraham about his Dancing Festival commission

    Talking to  Kyle Abraham about his Dancing Festival commission
    "You get some news, and then it's like: OK, all right—it's a new idea, a new thing," says choreographer Kyle Abraham, talking about the turn of events that inspired his Hubbard Street world premiere, commissioned by the Chicago Dancing Festival....
  • Dance Moms Season 3 Tell All recap: Children and Violence

     
    Did everyone enjoy “The Mother of All Specials” that preceded tonight’s Dance Moms: Tell-All Reunion Part One, Dance Moms fans? Did it give you a better understanding of why Abby Lee is the way Abby Lee is — or make you more...
  • Patrick Swayze, a movie star with a dancer's body

     
    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......
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition Season 2 premieres Sept. 3

     
    Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition Season 2 will premiere Tues., Sept. 3, at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime. The series — whose star, notorious Dance Moms dance instructor Abby Lee Miller, has said is the show she wanted to make in the first place &#...