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Program will prepare 14 to 19 year-old students for professional life Jenifer Ringer, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer is Named Director Benjamin Millepied, Founding Director of L.A. Dance Project and Incoming Director of the Paris Opera Ballet

“Get on the Good Foot”: A Tribute to James Brown and Pure Dance Pastiche...

Part documentary,part revue, part nostalgic look back at James Brown.and his performances for Apollo Theater.Get on the Good Foot serves up a noisy,colorful tribute to Brown’s era and music. Derick Grant,Otis Sallid,and Ron K. Brown..Ahmanson Theater

Cedar Lake Sticks With Old and New Dance From the Euro Zone

Of three works on Cedar Lake’s program,it was only Crystal Pite’s memorable "Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue" that was original repertory for the company.Also works by kylian and Inger.Music by cliff Martinez and tom irvine barclay theater

Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballett Soars in a Blistering 21st Century “Liliom” Worthy of its Predecessors

The adapted “Liliom”,John Neumier’s masterful, full length ballet for Hamburg Ballett at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.Carsten Jung and Alina Cojocaru with music by Michel Legran,choreography & concept by Neumeier.Features music w/ onstage big band

Cirque’s “TOTEM” at Santa Monica Pier Visually Appealing But Short on Content

Cirque du Soleil’s “Totem”, playing through early March at Santa Monica Pier,isn’t as profound as its Cirque predecessors.The show,which was sometimes swamped by its impressive stage technology was directed by R. Lepage. Costumes Kym Barrett.

Royal New Zealand Ballet Remakes Its New “Giselle” for the Stage and Film

There are many versions of Giselle on film, now the Royal New Zealand Ballet has one, too.Stiefel/ Kobborg production with Gillian Murphy ABT, and Qi Huan. Film version of Giselle by Tao Fraser.Performed in Los Angeles,Music Adam & others via Petipa