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“Le Corsaire”, Ballet’s Hapless Fantasy for a Dangerous World

Mikhailovsky Ballet, a company made in the 21st century by the big money of Russia’s newly minted business kleptocracy, is touring America with its Di...

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Force Majeure: LACDC Premieres Four in Latest Series

Force Majeure, Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company’s latest themed evening takes up where their last series at the Atwater Village Theater, the Viv...

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Barak Ballet and JPL: Mars Mission at Pasadena’s ARC Performance Space

It’s not often any ballet company does a double bill with Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But the unlikely happened this past weekend at Pasadena’s ARC per...

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BODYTRAFFIC Adrift in Broad Stage Concert

In speaking about an early piece of his choreography for Netherlands Dance Theatre, Paul Lightfoot, now a permanent resident choreographer and Artisti...

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Celebrate Forsythe Retools Old Ballets for New Performances

In presenting three flagship American ballet companies for the Celebrate Forsythe Festival, the Kaufman dance series at the Music Center has stepped a...

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Welcome Back, Bill!: A Forsythe Festival at the Music Center

Some in Los Angeles will remember nearly 30 years ago when Frankfurt Ballet, directed then by American choreographer William Forsythe, performed here....

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BALLET X Misses the Music at Laguna Festival

The Laguna Dance Festival, now in its 12th year, closed out its programming last weekend with Philadelphia’s Ballet X in a program of four works by fo...

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LA Ballet Concludes Story Ballet Season with Ashton’s Romeo and Juliet

LA Ballet’s season of story ballet productions wraps up with a premiere of the newest of their classic ballets, the English choreographer Frederick As...

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SZALT (dance co.) and “Water Stories” Embrace Personal Narratives and Collaboration

Given the current circumstances surrounding water and drought in California, Water Stories, the most recent evening length offering by Szalt at the Mo...

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Visual Appeal, Downtown Edge in Bill T. Jones “Story/Time”

Watching Bill T. Jones and his company performing “Story/Time” at the Long Beach Carpenter Center I was reminded not how much modern dance has changed...

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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 oper...

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“Dido and Aeneas”, Ancient Music Made New by Mark Morris and His Accomplished Band of Dancers

We have been fortunate to have had local performances of both L’Allegro, ill Penseroso, ed il Moderato and Dido and Aeneas recently. Count yourself lu...