| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:12 AM
For the first time ever, the beauty and grace of ballet, the world’s preeminent
dance form, will be brought to television. Viewers will also see the dark side of this
seemingly perfect world; the jealousy,...
| 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...
| 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
[This post has been updated.]
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....