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  • $500,000 grant for Joffrey Ballet

    $500,000 grant for Joffrey Ballet
    The Joffrey Ballet announced on Monday that the company has been awarded a $500,000 challenge grant from the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation. The grant, large by the foundation’s standards, is meant to launch an endowment for the creation,...
  • Joffrey aces a century of progress in 'Russian Masters'

     Joffrey aces a century of progress in 'Russian Masters'
    These days, perhaps more than ever, ballet companies are like sharks: they must keep moving or die. But even as they look toward the future, they ignore or forget ballet's long history at their peril. The Joffrey Ballet's "Russian Masters" program has...
  • Jodie Gates to head USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

    Jodie Gates to head USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
    Jodie Gates — a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet who has since become one of Southern California's most prominent dance leaders — will become the director of the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Gates is a professor of...
  • Edward Kelsey Moore on 'The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat'

    Edward Kelsey Moore on 'The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat'
    When he was a boy of 7 or 8, Edward Kelsey Moore developed a habit that, unbeknown to him at the time, would come in handy years later: eavesdropping. At holiday gatherings of his extended family in the suburbs of Indianapolis, or in the small Kentucky...
  • Joffrey dancers creating evil through movement for 'Othello'

    Joffrey dancers creating evil through movement for 'Othello'
    He is guilty of "motiveless malignity," in the words of Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- for undiluted evil, few characters in literature rival William Shakespeare's Iago. But everyone, remember, is beautiful at the ballet. In a dance version of "Othello,"...
  • Surplus of song and dance in Chicago this weekend

    Surplus of song and dance in Chicago this weekend
    On Saturday night, the Lyric Opera of Chicago officially gets into the business of Broadway musicals. The Lyric's production of "Oklahoma," as directed by Gary Griffin, is certainly not the venerable opera company's first foray into the Broadway...
  • Mom of slain teen: 'You can do all the right things and still come up with the same outcome'

    Mom of slain teen: 'You can do all the right things and still come up with the same outcome'
    Just before Ebony Ambrose went to bed about 10 p.m. Tuesday, her son Kevin Ambrose asked her if she had made the spinach gnocchi and apple cider pork like she had planned for dinner. Kevin Ambrose, 19, was hanging out with a friend and had not eaten...
  • Being numb to it all no longer big shock

    Being numb to it all no longer big shock
    Sometime in the next few weeks, if you're walking down Fullerton Avenue around DePaul University and have 15 minutes to spare, duck into the tidy brick building alongside the CTA station. Here you will find the DePaul Art Museum, an institution so...
  • Modell Lyric sets theater, dance season

    Modell Lyric sets theater, dance season
    One of Santa's helpers, a man who tilts at windmills, and Toto, too, will be part of the 2013-2014 season of the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. One of the country's most distinguished dance companies, the Joffrey Ballet, is also scheduled....
  • 'Time' is the essence

    'Time' is the essence
    Josie Walsh was walking through Temescal Canyon early this year when her sight was arrested by a mélange of rocks. Jagged stones bulged out on the trail's edge, while others, textured and worn smooth by water, lay nearby. The passage — and...
  • Joffrey celebrates dance and fashion

    Joffrey celebrates dance and fashion
    For the eighth annual Couture & Cocktails presented by The Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board, the world of dance and fashion came together in grand style Oct. 4 at the Park West. Nearly 300 guests enjoyed a luxurious fall runway show that featured designer...