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  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, the auditions continue

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, the auditions continue
    Episode 2 of auditions has us in Chicago and Los Angeles. Last week there weren't any joke auditions - some that were clearly not going to make it, but still had an interesting or heart warming story. And silly dad dancing is fine and not exploitative....
  • Joffrey Ballet takes a bow at Spring Gala

    Joffrey Ballet takes a bow at Spring Gala
    Young dancers lined the Hilton Chicago's Grand Staircase as more than 700 people entered Joffrey Ballet's Spring Gala, presented by its Women's Board on April 25. Before the gala, themed "We All Speak Dance," guests were treated to an hourlong...
  • Joffrey Ballet member teaches master class at Towson's Carver high school

    Joffrey Ballet member teaches master class at Towson's Carver high school
    Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Weir held her right leg out in front of her, arched that foot and brought her toes delicately down to the floor, then back up again. She was pretending that the floor was a cat, and she was trying to pet it with her foot. "Yup,...
  • Joffrey moves 'Winning Works' venue

    Joffrey moves 'Winning Works' venue
    Due to last week’s fire at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Joffrey Ballet’s “Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Awards 2014” has changed its venue, representatives for the company announced on Monday. The...
  • Orlando Philharmonic narrows music-director search to 5

    Orlando Philharmonic narrows music-director search to 5
    The Orlando Philharmonic has revealed the five finalists hoping to be the orchestra's next music director. Orlando audiences will get a chance to watch them conduct at concerts throughout the 2014-15 season, executive director David Schillhammer said....
  • Joffrey Ballet announces 2014-15 season

    Joffrey Ballet announces 2014-15 season
    The Joffrey Ballet announced its 2014-15 season on Tuesday. The company’s twentieth year in Chicago will feature eight premieres and some familiar Joffrey classics. The season opens in September with George Balanchine’s “Prodigal Son,&...
  • Millepied's L.A. Dance Project finds home: 1927 downtown theater

    Millepied's L.A. Dance Project finds home: 1927 downtown theater
    The bid to revive the stately old theaters of downtown L.A. has intersected with hopes for boosting the city’s chronically undernourished scene for major resident dance companies.  L.A. Dance Project, launched in 2012 by star choreographer...
  • Faces to Watch 2014: Dance | Josie Walsh, Melissa Barak and more

    Faces to Watch 2014: Dance | Josie Walsh, Melissa Barak and more
    The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked: Josie Walsh and Melissa Barak | Artistic director-choreographer; artistic director-choreography-...
  • Desserts, a sweet time at Joffrey family dinner

    Desserts, a sweet time at Joffrey family dinner
    The Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet presented its 16th annual Nutcracker Family Dinner on Dec.8 at the Standard Club. Five hundred and seventy-five guests enjoyed a matinee of Robert Joffrey's take on Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Auditorium...
  • April Daly, Sugar Plum Fairy

    April Daly, Sugar Plum Fairy
    Growing up, April Daly said she knew no one in her native Rockford who had made it as a professional ballet dancer. Yet she never questioned her decision to pursue a ballet career. "I always tell my parents (that) I think they're incredible that they...
  • Joffrey Ballet dancers talk 'The Nutcracker'

    Joffrey Ballet dancers talk 'The Nutcracker'
    Holidays in Chicago are synonymous with the Joffrey Ballet's lavish production of "The Nutcracker," the classic ballet adapted in 1987 by Robert Joffrey from E.T.A. Hoffmann's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and set to the traditional Tchaikovsky...