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  • Ballet Theatre of Maryland on its toes to bring patrons to their feet

    Ballet Theatre of Maryland on its toes to bring patrons to their feet
    Dianna Cuatto, artistic director of the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, describes the troupe's forthcoming season as one she hopes will bring "the versatility, depth, energy and passion of over 30 professional dancers alive on stage." Under Cuatto, the...
  • $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,"...
  • A look at the best kid-friendly holiday shows

    A look at the best kid-friendly holiday shows
    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....
  • HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Dozens more shows for the season

    HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Dozens more shows for the season
    Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
  • 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...
  • Guide to Los Angeles area 'Nutcracker' performances

    Guide to Los Angeles area  'Nutcracker' performances
    This season's offerings of "The Nutcracker" are robust and varied. Westside Ballet of Santa Monica presents Tchaikovsky's holiday classic. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, Dec. 1, 1 and 5 p.m. Sold out. (310) 434-3200. http://www....
  • 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...