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Tour de Force III: Ballet Summer Fare from the Ardani Franchise

  Whether in a repertory evening or a full length ballet, exceptional performances by ballet companies generally prove that a good show is much more...

Choré: Les Ballets de Monte Carlo Goes to the Movies

Choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot and his irrepressible company of young dancers has taken a time out from their ongoing spate of story ballets with the...

BACKHAUSDANCE , L.A. Dance Project Dance in Weekend Repertory...

BACKHAUSDANCE and Los Angeles Dance Project performed on Southland stages last weekend in programs including old and new works. Both are accomplished chamber companies with...

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...

Mariinsky Ballet shifts gears in Ratmansky’s Cinderella

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella has been seen in widely differing productions for major companies around the world. It has generally been treated with more variety than...

Diavolo, New West Symphony Premiere L’Espace Du Temps

Diavolo Premieres a Spectacular "L'Espace du Temps" with New West Symphony Diavolo Architecture in Motion with its theatricalized amalgam of architectural sets, parkour, dance, and acrobatics...

San Francisco Ballet Offers a Forthright ‘Nutcracker’

San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker choreography by the company’s Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson is celebrating a decade of performances this season War Memorial Opera.Vanessa Zahorian and Taras domitro. designs by Micheal Yeargan. Music Tchaikovsky.

Jessica Lang Dance Finds Its Strong Suit in Film

Jessica Lang Dance performances at Wallis Annenberg. Founded 2011, company premieres works in L.A.. Includes Lang's film "White" and rep works from recent Joyce Theater season including Lines Cubed and Mendelssohn/Incomplete. R. Sakamoto, Ciupinski

L.A. Dance Project: Old and New Works at Disney Hall

Benjamin Millepied and his new, curatorial dance collective, L.A. Dance Project, opened at Disney Hall this weekend. On the program works by Forsythe, Cunningham and Millepied. The concert also featured live music composed by Nico Muhly.

Monte Carlo ‘CINDERELLA’ Updated Classic with Stunning Visual Appeal

Standard versions of Cinderella imagine the ballet in its usual context as a storybook tale with romanace, and a full measure of o fantasy. Jean-Christophe Maillot's version for Monte-Carlo makes it a fable of remembrance. Startling sets & costumes.