| Oct 13, 2013
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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 ...
| Nov 24, 2013
Three to see
“A Christmas Carol” at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. (goodmantheatre.org), through Dec. 28. $25-$83.
Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway. (auditoriumtheatre....
| 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-...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Today is your day, Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition fans. Season 2 is underway with 11 new dancers competing for $100,000, a scholarship to the Young Dancers Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York, and, as we in the Dance Moms nation...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:16 AM
The Americans celebrated in the Joffrey Ballet's "American Legends" program aren't all choreographers.
The bill does include works by U.S. dance giants Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp and Gerald Arpino. But it also boasts a new creation from the Houston...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:54 AM
The Lookingglass Theatre Company's restaging of director Mary Zimmerman's "Metamorphoses," a stunning show that socked me right in the gut last weekend, sure makes the case for the validity of the reprise.
I have to confess resistance to theaters going...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Choreographers often take opening-night bows, always a special moment, a chance for audience and artist to commune and revel in a bit of star-studded bonhomie.
But it will be unusually thrilling when John Neumeier takes the stage after the Hamburg...
| Sep 29, 2012
For those of us not blessed with the footwork of Fred Astaire, the notion of taking a dance class might not appeal. But Alice Alyse, a dancer and choreographer who is the artistic director of Joffrey Ballet West and Joffrey Ballet South, says that even...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:32 AM
We've reached the end of the road Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition fans. The final curtain. And Abby's determined to send the best dancer possible to the Joffrey Ballet School on the wings of her good reputation and name. How determined? This determined:...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition has named it’s first champ — and she is 13-year-old Brianna Haire of Temecula, California. In Tuesday night’s emotional final, the consistent, kind Brianna bested technical wiz Madison O’...