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

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

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

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

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”

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.

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 “

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”

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”

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

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...