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‘Nutcracker’ Time: Canned Music or the Real Deal?

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America, that Nutcracker nation, is once again in top gear coast to coast cranking out versions of Tchaikovsky’s iconic old world ballet. Chances are...

Ratmansky ‘Nutcracker’ for ABT Redefines a Classic

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American Ballet Theatre's 'Nutcracker' choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky does a sure-handed job at knocking the classical edges off the last of the Petipa and...

Adult Ballet: 5 Reasons You Should Try It

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Ballet is not just for little girls anymore. Grown women (and men) across the country are flocking to local dance schools and studios to...

Legacy ‘Nutcrackers’: Some Survive, Others Fall by the Wayside

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Americans have a compulsive fascination with ‘The Nutcracker’. Originally a Russian Imperial Ballet, it is now danced here in U.S. more than in any...

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre Presents “The Little Match Girl”

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Based on the 1845 holiday classic by Hans Christian Anderson, the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre presented The Little Match Girl at the El Portal...

The Assembly Presents IV.

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There is something wonderful happening in Orange County and it is called The Assembly, a dance company comprised of six highly skilled female dancers...

De Keersmaeker’s Obsession Driven “Verklärte Nacht “

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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas offered a revised, spare Verklärte Nacht on the CAP UCLA retrospective program. Rosas, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s iconic company,...

Donna Sternberg & Dancers Present “What’s Next”

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According to Wikipedia, in 1981 the Culver City Ivy Substation was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Formerly a power station that...

L.A. Contemporary Dance Company Presents “SE4SONS”

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The L.A. Contemporary Dance Company premiered SE4SONS this weekend at the intimate, ninety-nine seat Atwater Village Theatre in Glendale. With choreography by Mecca Vazie...

Misty Copeland: The Ballet Star and Her Marketing Juggernaut Are Everywhere

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The latest addition to the Misty Copeland juggernaut was last week’s announcement that she will be co-producing with FOX a ballet-themed series modeled to...