| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:01 PM
CANTON — The Valley Ballet is offering a master class with a professional dancer, Matthew Prescott, who has danced with the Joffrey Ballet and other professional troupes.
The 33-year-old New York artist earned the title of master dancer after a...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has emerged as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief antagonist — and as a possible challenger in next year's mayoral election. Yet the bitter rivals have striking similarities. In 2012, Lewis told Chicago magazine:...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The first of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's five music-director candidates is in town this week. Alondra de la Parra will conduct the orchestra's season-opening concert, which features Mahler's Symphony No. 1.
Mexican-born de la Parra, 34, holds...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The Laguna Dance Festival is kicking off its 10th season of showcasing world-class dance presentations in Laguna Beach with a nod to the past and a vision for the future.
"The focus is bringing out dancers who have performed in the past and are...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:30 AM
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-...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:10 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:51 AM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:15 AM
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....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:01 PM
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.