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Ratmansky’s “Firebird” For ABT Glows with Theatricality

American Ballet Theatre returned to Los Angeles last week with an all-Ratmansky program including his 2012 Firebird.  Symphony #9 with music by Shostakovich, and Serenade...

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,...

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...

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...

ABT Waits for “Jim Crow Othello” Story to Blow Over

In late May, just a few weeks before Misty Copeland was promoted to principal dancer Marcelo Gomes stepped out on stage as Othello in...

Lucinda Childs Dance Company Brings Back a Glossy “Available Light”

Labels are an often used but unfortunate barrier in the art world. Minimalism is one that has been regularly applied to concert music, dance, and opera, but it tends to put any work in a box. Lucinda Childs and John Adams, the principal collaborators for “Available Light” fall into this category. But by the time Childs’ revival of her “Available Light” concluded on Saturday evening at Disney Hall the label seemed mostly irrelevant.

Ate9 bLAZES aWay in LATC PREMiere

Ate9, L.A.’s edgy dance company,blazes away on LATC thrust stage.Dancing on a white floor,the dancers were surrounded in an airy domain glowing under Forbes' lighting.Danielle Agami & contemp music group wild UP. steven woodruff. Ohad naharin. gaga

Hamburg Ballet Merges Tradition and Invention in “The Little Mermaid”

Review of Hamburg Ballet 's The Little Mermaid. The eccentric and bleak version of the Hans Christian Andersen tale was performed on the Segerstrom dance series. Music by Lera Auerbach.Neumeier's is a fantastically detailed theatrical production.


On Saturday at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, the current franchise of European, ballet modernism was front and center in a program with works by Jirí Kylián, Jorma Elo, and Alejandro Cerrudo. Aspen Santa Fe is a contemporary chamber ballet.

KINGS of the DANCE 2011 Goes LITE

Kings of the Dance brought the current version of its ongoing dance franchise to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in a stripped down program of both old and new works.Making a hard turn away from the last Ardani Artists production, Reflections