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The second act, “Prodigal's Journey” is a spin-off from the well-known Bible story of the “Prodigal Son.” Set in the early 1900s, the piece — set to a medley of classical ballet, jazz, modern and swing dance — is about a husband who leaves his family and then returns.
Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:50 AM
Every avid fan of dance in Southern California has been repeating one name over and over for the last few months like a mantra: Benjamin Millepied.
The 35-year-old choreographer and former New York City Ballet principal dancer is better known as the creative force behind the movie "Black Swan" and the husband of its star, Natalie Portman. But soon he could be known as the man who brought serious dance back to Los Angeles.
Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:53 AM
"One thing I know for sure is that without the baggage I had received here, first at the Vaganova School and then at the theater – without that, I would have never made a career in the West."
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:20 AM
“We are seeking greater artistic opportunities and personal freedom,” Garcia said in a statement released by the festival. The two dancers are staying with relatives in Miami, and reached out to festival director Pedro Pablo Peña, who frequently presents Cuban dancers in exile, often in their U.S. debut.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:21 AM
Sisk says she sometimes found the show hard to watch. “If I said I was 19 one more time, I would have reached into the TV and strangled myself,” she says. “The Beckanne you saw dancing — that’s the real me.”
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:23 AM
Even better news is that Mobile Ballet has Katie Morgan for its entire 25th anniversary season. Morgan, 24, will dance the lead in Winthrop Corey’s original “Snow White” next spring. She will also dance Sugar Plum in “The Nutcracker” for the holidays.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:31 AM
Grand-Maitre made the usual gracious introduction prior to the performance, but then, before the lights went down, added a little coda.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:41 AM
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