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Book Review: “Final Bow For Yellowface” Lays Out A Route Toward Inclusion

Final Bow for Yellow Face, Phil Chan’s moving, excellent new book detailing the racially charged history of Asian stereotype in dance is going to prov...

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L.A. Dance Project’s “I Fall, I Flow, I Melt” Is A Vivid Bach Exploration

It’s a safe bet that Bach never imagined full-fledged concert dance as one of the possibilities of how people might hear and understand his music.  He...

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"The Last Ship" Is Sting’s Ode to His Tyneside Roots

The Last Ship, Sting’s moving paean to his upbringing in England’s North East now playing at the Ahmanson Theater has finally come into its own in a n...

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L.A Dance Project Wraps Up Ambitious Two Month Festival

By any measure Los Angeles Dance Project’s ongoing festival, aka L.A. Dances, has been a huge success. Begun at the end of September, the programming...

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Historic Modern Dance Joins Current Works in LA Dance Project Festival

Modern dance isn’t modern anymore. Audiences last weekend could see just how far we’ve come in 50 years as current works in the performance art and co...

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L.A. Dance Project Festival Turns Up the Heat on Collaboration

Benjamin Millepied has always said his Los Angeles Dance Project was not going to be a one choreographer kind of company. While he has continued makin...

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Matthew Bourne's Cinderella Relives the Blitz

Matthew Bourne and his history making company, now called New Adventures, tell stories. His one-of-a-kind-productions reprise old movies, old ballets,...

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LA Dance Project Offers Big Themes And Glorious Music In New Work By Millepied

Benjamin Millepied and his LA Dance Project are in the midst of a Bach odyssey in their downtown performance space with their latest, epic version of...

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Balanchine’s Nutcracker: Bright New Era For Trademarked Ballet

Once upon a time there was only one Nutcracker. That original production in 1892 for the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre was a kind of pièce d’occasi...

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Robbins A Suite of Dances Gets Informal Audition at Colburn School

Los Angeles was lucky to get a chance to see a rarely performed work from the Robbins opus last week. A Suite of Dances, a breezy and at times whimsic...

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McGregor’s “Autobiography” Is An Unconventional Dance Spectacle

Choreographer Wayne McGregor likes to make hookups with science, technology, and collaborators. The result of that kind of broadly conceived and uncon...

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An Evening for TWO: A date with Re:borN Interactive

There’s something exceedingly romantic about an intimate theater and an evening of entertainment. There’s a sense of community in the audience, and yo...