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Vanessa Zahorian and Kristin Long in Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15. Photo: Erik Tomasson. Diamonds (from Jewels) (1967) Music: Tchaikovsky, Choreography: George Balanchine, Costumes: after Karinska, Staged by Elyse Borne with Principal Coaching by Suzanne Farrell. A couple  ...

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Armitage Gone! Dance Connoisseurs of Chaos The Joyce Theater Jan 22-27, 2008 http://www.joyce.org/ http://www.armitagegonedance.org/ Frances Chiaverini and Matthew Branham. Photo: Julieta Cervantes Over the years, Karole Armitage has held a mirror to cultural trends. She danced with  ...

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“Anna Halprin: At the Origin of Performance” An Exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Originally produced by the Musée d’Art Contemporaing de Lyon. Curator: Jacqueline Caux. January 18-April 6, 2008 Yerba Buena Webpage It is no small  ...

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Compañía Nacional De Danza 2 Choreographer and Artistic Director Nacho Duato A Dance at the Music Center Production Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles Music Center May 18 – 20, 2007 website Standing ovations have become overworked clichés in Los  ...

Joffrey Ballet – review

Cal Performances is doing a big Twyla Tharp orgy this fall, with Tharp works offered by three big companies on tour--Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and Miami City Ballet, all in the same month—quite the programming coup. The Joffrey Company  ...

The Seagull – review

The Seagull Adapted by Boris Eifman From the play by Anton Chekhov Performed by Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg March 7-11 (Anna Karenina March 10-11) Cal Performances, Berkeley C The Kirov it isn’t. St. Petersburg’s “other” ballet  ...

Shen Wei Dance Arts – review

Shen Wei is a New York based modern dance choreographer who came to the form after a childhood spent as an apprentice at the Hunan State Xian Opera Company and, later, serious self-education in Western painting and sculpture. This immersion  ...

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Mark Morris Dance Group, King Arthur By Henry Purcell. Directed by Mark Morris. Costumes, Isaac Mizrahi. Scenic Design, Adrianne Lobel. Lighting James F. Ingalls Conductor: Jane Glover New York City Opera New York State Theater March 5-15, 2008 An  ...

Cumbre Flamenca Festival review

When Madrileños are asked about music in the subway, they’ll mention Native South Americans playing pan pipes or Romanian gypsies with accordions strapped to their backs, and some might even remember the blonde Russian lady dressed to the nines and  ...