| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:04 AM
The Women's Board of The Joffrey Ballet hosted its 25th annual "Nutcracker" Family Dinner on Dec. 15 at the Palmer House Hilton. The Grand and State ballrooms were enchantingly transformed by Kehoe Designs to resemble the Land of Sweets from Robert...
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:24 PM
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The Bolshoi Ballet in Russia has called off its new production of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," citing the recent acid attack on the company's artistic director, Sergei Filin.
The production, which was to...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 10:08 AM
A $6 million gift to Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music will go toward the school's $117 million, 152,000-square foot Music and Communication Building, which is under construction on the Evanston lakefront and scheduled to open in fall 2015....
| 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...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:27 AM
For the 29th annual Fantasy of the Opera Gala on Feb. 9, the Lyric's Guild Board transformed the Civic Opera House into 1920s Paris for this year's theme, "Midnight in Paris." More than 700 patrons in black-tie attire sipped Champagne among French-...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:57 AM
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...
| Apr 14, 2013
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...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:30 AM
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,"...
| May 2, 2013
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...
| Oct 10, 2012
Press release regarding Dance Moms season 3 issued today by Lifetime: LOS ANGELES, CA (October 10, 2012) – Lifetime has renewed its hit docu-series Dance Moms, featuring renowned dance instructor Abby Lee Miller, for a third season, it was announced...