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  • REVIEW: Opening night of Chicago Dancing Festival

    REVIEW: Opening night of Chicago Dancing Festival
    The mood was buoyant, the choreography masterful, the dancing accomplished. At any price, Wednesday's performance would have been a winner. At the price of "free," it was astounding. Some heart-swelling civic pride is welcome these days, and the Chicago...
  • 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....
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kevin McKenzie of American Ballet Theatre looks in on ‘Giselle’

     
    A distinguished guest has been in town this week advising Orlando Ballet on the upcoming production of “Giselle.” Kevin McKenzie, artistic director of American Ballet Theatre, has been looking in on rehearsals for “Giselle” as he...