Ballet: American Ballet Theatre Presents an all Ratmansky Program at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles

By Jane Rosenberg In Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphony #9 and Serenade After Plato’s Symposium, we find a choreographer at one with the music – the dances elegant, inventive, exuberant, and contemporary. Symphony #9 in E-Flat Major by Shostakovich functions beautifully as a ballet score, with sections ranging from jaunty and comical to dark and melodramatic. Ratmansky… Read More Ballet: American Ballet Theatre Presents an all Ratmansky Program at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles

THE MUSIC CENTER’S 2015-16 SEASON OF DANCE IN LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles. This coming season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center includes Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra (October 8-11, 2015), the West Coast premiere of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Second City (November 6-8, 2015), The Music Center debut of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan (January 29-31, 2016), Complexions Contemporary Ballet (April… Read More THE MUSIC CENTER’S 2015-16 SEASON OF DANCE IN LOS ANGELES

Ballet: American Ballet Theatre at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg In Balanchine’s ballet Apollo, Terpsichore reveals dancing to the world.  And in the process this ballet, choreographed in 1928, revealed Balanchine to be the twentieth century’s successor to Saint-Leon, Petipa, and Ivanov, infusing their classicism with a modernist simplicity, which allowed classical ballet space to breathe and grow.  In their opening performance at… Read More Ballet: American Ballet Theatre at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Picks of the Week: Sept. 25 – 30

By Don Heckman  Los Angeles – Sept. 25. (Tues.)  John Pisano’s Guitar Night.  It’s an all-star congregation, with John Pisano celebrating the 15th anniversary of his always-entertaining Guitar Nights. Expect to see and hear a stage full of the Southland’s finest 6-stringers.  Lucy’s 51.    (818) 763-5200. – Sept. 27. (Thurs.)  The Los Angeles Philharmonic. … Read More Picks of the Week: Sept. 25 – 30

Ballet: “The Bright Stream” from the American Ballet Theater at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg Where in Los Angeles can you see a Shakespearian, gender bending romantic comedy of mistaken identities, replete with a milkmaid cavorting with a tractor driver, a dog riding a bicycle, a swaggering accordionist, an-anxious-to-be younger-than-she-is flirt, and Death wielding a scythe, all set in a collective farm in the steppes of the… Read More Ballet: “The Bright Stream” from the American Ballet Theater at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion