Ballet: The Joffrey Ballet “The Rite of Spring,” “Son of Chamber Symphony,” and “After the Rain”

by Jane Rosenberg It’s hard to believe that one hundred years have passed since Igor Stravinsky, Vaslav Nijinsky, and Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes premiered Le Sacre du Printemps. As famously reconstructed by Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer (under the artistic supervision of Robert Joffrey) and in performance by the Joffrey Ballet at the Dorothy Chandler… Read More Ballet: The Joffrey Ballet “The Rite of Spring,” “Son of Chamber Symphony,” and “After the Rain”

Ballet: The Joffrey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg Whenever I approach a production of the “Nutcracker,” I bring along my seven-year-old self and wait expectantly for the holiday fantasy to begin.  Thursday night at the opening performance of the Joffrey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” was no exception.  I never tire of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale or of Tchaikovsky’s perfect ballet score, and… Read More Ballet: The Joffrey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Picks of the Week: Jan. 25 – Jan. 31

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Jan. 25. (Mon.)  The Saxtet.  A cluster of L.A.’s finest jazz saxophonists get together.  Dave Angel, Gene Cipriano, Phil Feather, Roger Neumann, Bob Carr, Dave Koonse, Kendall Kay.  Charlie O’s.    (818) 989-3110. – Jan. 25. (Mon.)  Larry Goldings Organ Night. It’s boogaloo night this time, with a dance floor… Read More Picks of the Week: Jan. 25 – Jan. 31