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Friday, January 20, 2023

15 Dance Performances to See This Winter in NYC - Catch New York City Ballet, thrilling companies at the Joyce and more by Susan Reiter

Catch New York City Ballet, thrilling companies at the Joyce and more --- Kick off 2023 with world-class dance performances from across the globe, whether you love classical ballet or more e…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Springing Into Dance at New York City Center's New Festival by Susan Reiter

The City Center Dance Festival, showcasing four New York companies, begins March 24.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Alvin Ailey Honors Masazumi Chaya, Its Long-Standing Associate Artistic Director by Susan Reiter

On the eve of his retirement, Chaya will be honored with a special performance on December 22 by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Dorrance Dance Brings Its High-Energy Tap to City Center by Susan Reiter

Highlights include Harlequin and Pantalone choreographed by Bill Irwin March 28–30.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Beloved Fall for Dance Festival Celebrates Its 15th Season in New York City by Susan Reiter

The popular festival runs through October 13 at City Center.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

La Bayadre at 30- Classic Staged at ABT May 18-24 by Susan Reiter

Until 1980, La Bayadre, a ballet that was over a century old and had been continuously performed in Russia, had never been seen in the West. Now, 30 years later, Natalia Makarova's icon…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

What Was the Secret Ingredient to Creating Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes? by Susan Reiter

The award-winning choreographer used unexpected inspiration to fuel his latest ballet for New York City Center.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:58PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

At 85, Carmen de Lavallade is the rare L.A. legend much of L.A. doesn't know by Susan Reiter

Here in New York, Carmen de Lavallade is a legend. At 85, with a remarkably varied résumé spanning the worlds of dance and theater, she's a regal presence of refined elegance who turns he…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 07:15PM
Sunday, July 24, 2016

A ballet superstar hits Hollywood with 'A Chorus Line' at the Bowl by Susan Reiter

About a week ago Robert Fairchild was packing his bags following three weeks as an American in Paris. New York City Ballet, where he is a principal dancer, was winding up a three-week season…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 11:41PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Principal ballerina Stella Abrera, a South Pasadena native, returns to SoCal as one of ABT's finest by Susan Reiter

For American Ballet Theatre dancer and South Pasadena native Stella Abrera, it has been quite a year — one that started with her unexpected and emotional promotion to principal, the compan…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 09:50PM
Friday, May 29, 2015

Boris Eifman on creating 'a new type of theater' in ballet by Susan Reiter

There are those who adore Boris Eifman and those who disdain his works, with equal vociferousness in both camps. But no one can accuse him of being anything less than true to his artistic id…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 06:38PM
Thursday, March 12, 2015

The New Life of Paul Taylor’s Modern American Dance by Susan Reiter

Inside the debut of the company’s fresh vision — As Paul Taylor’s esteemed dance company returns to Lincoln Center for its annual three-week season, performing now through …

SOURCE: TDF at 09:00AM
Thursday, February 26, 2015

L.A. Ballet rounds out Tchaikovsky trilogy with 'The Sleeping Beauty' by Susan Reiter

With the addition of "The Sleeping Beauty" to its repertory, the Los Angeles Ballet rounds out its Tchaikovsky trilogy, having launched the company with "The Nutcracker" in 2006 and staged "…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 06:30PM

American Ballet Theatre gives 'Sleeping Beauty' a classical update by Susan Reiter

As a late-afternoon rehearsal in a vast studio at American Ballet Theatre's Manhattan headquarters got underway, a studious-looking man held a notebook and addressed the assembled dancers.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 06:30PM
Friday, January 9, 2015

Legendary Danish Dances, Back in New York by Susan Reiter

Inside the return of the Royal Danish Ballet — It’s hard to think of dancing more guaranteed to warm an audience in the depths of winter than the program the Royal Danish Ballet&…

SOURCE: TDF at 10:55AM
Sunday, December 21, 2014

How a Folk Music Hero Inspired a New Ailey Ballet by Susan Reiter

Inside the creation ODETTA — Matthew Rushing has been one of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s most indispensable and inspired dancers for over 20 years. These days, he we…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:38PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Twyla Tharp Ballet We Nearly Lost by Susan Reiter

How American Ballet Theatre rescued Bach Partita — A new ballet requires weeks of intensive rehearsal in order to reach the stage, and if it’s not properly taken care of, it can …

SOURCE: TDF at 09:06AM
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Australian Ballet reintroducing itself to L.A. with 'Swan Lake' by Susan Reiter

Since Australian Ballet's last L.A. stop, in 1971, it's gained a global profile with a challenging repertory. For L.A., the troupe will be performing Graeme Murphy's innovative spin on 'Swan…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 02:00PM
Monday, September 29, 2014

Three Different Films in One Big Dance by Susan Reiter

For its latest wild opus, Big Dance Theater goes to the movies — It sounds like the line-up for an especially eclectic film festival: Terms of Endearment, Dr. Zhivago, and the 1961 Fre…

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Queen of Hearts Dances, The Mad Hatter Taps by Susan Reiter

Inside Christopher Wheeldon’s witty new ballet — It’s not often that a completely original three-act ballet is unveiled, but next week the National Ballet of Canada will pe…

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dancing the Bard by Susan Reiter

ABT’s Cory Stearns brings Shakespeare to life without words — Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles Cory Stearns has playe…

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Who Is Balanchine in the 21st Century? by Susan Reiter

New York City Ballet dancers reflect on their co-founder’s legacy — This week, New York City Ballet opens its spring season with a dozen ballets by 11 different 21st-century chor…

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Stephen Petronio Dances on the Cutting Edge by Susan Reiter

For its 30th season, Stephen Petronio Company looks forward and backward at the same time — Stephen Petronio’s choreography intermingles discipline and wildness, with an underlyi…

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Five Decades of Dance in Just Three Weeks by Susan Reiter

Inside Paul Taylor Dance Company’s ambitious new season — It’s almost an embarrassment of riches—the generous collection of 23 dances the Paul Taylor Dance Company is…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jessica Lang’s Unexpected Dance Company by Susan Reiter

The surprising evolution of Jessica Lang Dance — Jessica Lang already had one of the busiest freelance choreography careers around, with commissions coming at a steady clip. Since the …

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

New 'Giselle' production a pas de deux between friends by Susan Reiter

Dancers Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg channeled their detailed knowledge of 'Giselle' into a fresh production of the classic for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, making its U.S. premiere in L…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 02:30PM
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Longtime Friends, Unexpected Collaborators by Susan Reiter

At BalletNext, two stars forge a vital new partnership — At first, Brian Reeder and Michele Wiles had no reason to suspect they’d be such close collaborators. When they were both…

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Monday, November 18, 2013

What Do We Feel Like When We’re Dancing? by Susan Reiter

Susan Marshall has seen us dance, and she wants to know more — Although she’s an established creator in the contemporary dance scene, Susan Marshall recently found herself intrig…

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

A leaner, 'forward-looking' Dance Theatre of Harlem is back in action by Susan Reiter

Eight years after financial woes forced it to disband, the troupe has finally re-emerged. The company brings its reimagined repertory, including several new works, to Cerritos this week.NEW …

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 01:00PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013

Nederlands Dans Theater is moving in different directions by Susan Reiter

For its current artistic director, ideas for international shows are welcome and some of the works will be at the Music Center this week.For more than two decades, the Nederlands Dans Theate…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 10:00AM
Thursday, June 28, 2012

End of ballet era: Stiefel and Corella to take final bows with ABT by Susan Reiter

NEW YORK -- Farewell performances by longtime leading dancers are splashy, emotional occasions, and American Ballet Theatre is getting a double dose of intense emotion over the next 10 days.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 05:08PM

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