| 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...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Six of the city's top dance companies came together to perform for the annual "Dance for Life" benefit at the Auditorium Theatre Aug. 18. The evening began with a reception at the Hilton Chicago where more than 2,500 supporters turned out for a night to...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:23 PM
By now, the title isn't even a question: Yes, Tiffany Maher can dance.
Maher, of Plantation, moved into the finals of the Fox TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" Wednesday night, as her mother and sister watched live in Los Angeles and her father...
| 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...
| 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...