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SZalt Presents F L W R S At HNYPT LA

HNYPT LA is a wonderful space in downtown Los Angeles and Stephanie Zaletel took full advantage of it in her hour long work F L W R S on May 23 & 24, 2015. Zaletel and her amazing all female company of dancers took us through a range of charged, ten


"Dido and Aeneas", Ancient Music Made New by Mark Morris Dance Group

"Dido and Aeneas" Mark Morris Dance Group performance review by Steven Woodruff. Modern dance version of Purcell's Baroque opera. Presented by Philharmonic Society of Orange County with Musica Angelica and the Bob Cole Chamber Choir. Barclay Theate


Review: Clairobscur Dance Company Memory Lapse

Laurie Sefton is one of Los Angeles’s finest and strongest choreographers. Looking at her background and the different styles of dance that she has studied, one of the things that I find most valuable is that Sefton has found her own voice as a chor


“Power of Ailey” Merges American and Eurozone Works

“Power of Ailey” 1/3 themed repertory programs playing at the LA Music Center is mostly a male affair.Men dominate all the pieces on the program, including “Minus 16”/naharin, "Episodes"/dove."Caught'"/Parsons &"Uprising"/Shechter. Steven Woodruff


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Offers Mostly Upbeat Dance In Luckman Concert

Aspen Santa Ballet has made frequent appearances in Los Angeles in recent years.They are a versatile chamber company with a visibly powerful commitment to ensemble works. works by cerrudo, fonte and elo.Music by ezio boos.Performances luckman theatre


“The Rockettes New York Spring Spectacular” A Huge Show That Leaves Little to the Imagination

Rockettes Spring Spectacular at Radio City directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle takes you on a virtual tour of the city and its famed sights. Mia Michaels, derek hough Laura benanti, whoopi goldberg. Thin story with big production numbers.


The Land of Taylor with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Looks Recharged in New Season at Lincoln Center

Programs at Lincoln Center for Taylor's spring season with the Orchestra of St. Luke's conducted by Donald York. Cloven Kingdom, Eventide, & Company B. The three week season at Lincoln Center restores live music to Taylor classics. Michael Trusnovec.


American Ballet Theatre Premieres Ratmansky's Pageant-Rich Imperial Ballet "Sleeping Beauty"

American Ballet Theatre premieres its Sleeping Beauty by Ratmansky marcelo gomes & diana vishneva. Based on authentic sources from Mariinsky performances the restaging casts a loving look back to where it all began. Music by Pacific symphony.Wilkins


LINES Ballet and Hubbard Street Dig Deep in “Azimuth”

The best part of “Azimuth”, the Hubbard Street/LINES Ballet collaboration which had its Los Angeles premiere Friday, turned out to be the assembled twenty eight dancers themselves.Also Scheherazade (King) & A. Cerrudo's smart "Little mortal jump".


L.A. BALLET OPENS ITS LOCAL NUTCRACKER SEASON AT THE ALEX THEATRE

L.A. Ballet’s Nutcracker puts a personalized stamp on America’s most often seen classical production. The ballet is location friendly, set in 1912 Los Angeles with a partying film mogul as Drosselmeyer. Performance at the Alex Theatre, Dec. 2012.