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Malpaso Dance Company Leaves the 'Cubanismo' in Cuba

The usual thrill of seeing Cuban companies is getting a straight shot of the cultural baggage that comes with them. But Cuba’s newest contemporary dan...

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“The Red Shoes” is Matthew Bourne’s Love Letter to Film and Dance

Of all Matthew Bourne’s works for New Adventures, many of which have been seen here in Los Angeles, The Red Shoes makes the best case for an ocean-goi...

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“Polina” Integrates Dance and Drama with International Flair

Polina, opening this weekend in Los Angeles, makes deft work of melding real dancing and an accompanying narrative drama into a satisfying film. Shot...

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Scottish Ballet “Streetcar” A Vibrant Departure

Fifteen minutes into the Scottish National Ballet’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire the projected image of an antebellum mansion that is the ba...

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For Matthew Bourne Dance is an Adventure

For Matthew Bourne, dance is an adventure. So far, the two iterations of his companies Adventures in Motion Pictures and New Adventures remain linked...

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Martha Graham Company, Wild Up Bring On A Smashing Modern Dance Program

It was a superlative evening of dance at the Valley Performing Arts Center last night. And it wasn’t only the terrific program of Graham classics—Cave...

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Abraham and Taylor: Dance in the Worlds of Identity Politics and the Imaginary

Paul Taylor with his newly minted American Modern Dance and Kyle Abraham with Abraham.In.Motion fielded concerts in Los Angeles over the past weekend....

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Powerful Trio of Classic Works Carries Limon Dance Company Program

America’s legacy modern dance companies have each found unique new routes keeping their founding choreographer’s visions on today’s stages. Cunningham...

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ABT’s “Whipped Cream”, Charming with a Touch of the Macabre

ABT’s brand new “Whipped Cream”, the latest supported collaboration with the adventuresome Segerstrom Center for the Arts, opened last week in Costa M...

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Jessica Lang Dance Offers Gimmicky Repertory in Music Center Performance

New York choreographer Jessica Lang and company returned to Los Angeles this weekend with a program of old and new works. While Lang is a busy experim...

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Outside Looking In, Inside Looking Out: Ratmansky’s Nutcracker for ABT

Among the many visual delights of Ratmansky’s new Nutcracker for American Ballet Theatre there is one in particular, as arresting as it is beautiful,...

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Nutcracker: The Old Greeting, Kind and True!

Each year I write a piece on The Nutcracker. Sometimes it’s a review of a performance. Two years ago I wrote a story on the ballet’s music and how a p...