| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:59 AM
The Chicago Sinfonietta, an orchestra long committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness on both sides of the footlights, is taking its venturesome programming up a notch beginning next season.
The move, as explained by executive director Jim...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:46 AM
The Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board presented its seventh annual Couture & Cocktails on Sept. 28 at the new McGrath Acura dealership on North Elston Avenue. Overlooking the Chicago River, the dramatic space provided the perfect backdrop for this...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:12 AM
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:39 AM
How do you turn 35 gracefully?
How about going somewhere you've never gone before?
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, born in the heyday of short repertory works, celebrates its 35th anniversary this week by premiering its first full-length endeavor, "A...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Two female dancers who came out of Fountain Valley's Southland Ballet Academy and its affiliated Festival Ballet Theatre will be among 14 guests dancing in FBT's "Gala of the Stars" performance in Irvine next month.
Jamie Kopit and Sareen Tchekmedyian ...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" will turn 100 next year. To celebrate the occasion, music groups around the world will hold festivals and special performances in honor of the piece's tumultuous 1913 premiere in Paris.
In Los Angeles, the Music...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Just a few days before their live performances of "The Nutcracker," the intensity and concentration were evident on the faces of the teenage performers at the Carroll County Dance Center in Sykesville.
Each of the cast members at this rehearsal had...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Students of the Red Chair School of Performing Arts have been accepted to summer intensive ballet programs across the United States and for the first time, one Red Chair student is going to Russia.
Those accepted are Elizabeth Briggs, Ryan Sinton,...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:47 PM
The Irvine Barclay Theatre's contemporary dance series whirls on with "Southland Ballet Academy: Summer Ballet Intensive Performance" and "Festival Ballet Theatre: Gala of the Stars."
Summer Ballet Intensive features final performances from Southland...