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Marcelo Gomes, One Of The World's Best-Known Ballet Dancers, Has Resigned Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Gomes resigned as a law firm investigation the allegation of behavior from eight years ago. Neither American Ballet Theatre "nor the law firm that was handling the investigation would give further details about the accusation against Mr. Gomes. 'A.B.T. does not tolerate the alleged behavior,' [the chairman of the board of trustees] said in his […]

Gay Ballet Star Marcelo Gomes Resigns After Sexual Misconduct Allegation

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The American Ballet Theatre dancer recently celebrated 20 years with the company.

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Dec. 17-24: 'Fiesta Navidad,' 'The Nutcracker' and more

The Nutcracker American Ballet Theatre performs the holiday favorite accompanied by Pacific Symphony. Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Ends Sun., 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. $29 and up. (714) 556-2787. The Nutcracker Ballet Repertory Theatre performs....

Misty Copeland and other ABT stars honor Judy Morr

Dance lovers in Southern California are well aware of the unique relationship between American Ballet Theatre and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. That partnership blossomed 31 years ago with performances in Costa Mesa of “The Nutcracker,” choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Then, as now, standing central to the ABT-OC connection is Judy Morr, Segerstrom Center executive […]

(71) Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

This week we are going back into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, for another episode with a festival favorite.  Today we talk Calvin Royal III,  American Ballet Theatre Soloist.  Calvin started his formal ballet training at the age of 14 in St. Show More Summary

Misty Copeland on diversity in dance, her 'Nutcracker' princess and coming home for the holidays

America's most famous ballet dancer returns to Southern California to dance the role of Clara in American Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. She recalls her first time dancing the holiday classic, her childhood shyness and her upcoming movie.

Sugar Plum Fairies, Scrooge and Lemony Snicket: L.A. holiday events for kids

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The December calendar is overloaded with family-friendly diversions. Here are 13 picks, including classics from American Ballet Theatre and Pasadena’s venerable A Noise Within, plus Neil Patrick Harris in conversation with Lemony Snicket talking about their books “The Magic Misfits” and “The Bad...

Misty Copeland: "Representing Black Women in Beauty Means So Much to Me"

If there's one way to describe Misty Copeland's beauty philosophy, it's all about self-love. The dancer, who made history in 2015 when she was announced as the first black principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre, has faced a lifetime of comments telling her she doesn't have the "look" for ballet (read: tall, white, no curves). Show More Summary

It's His Company Now

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Songs of Bukovina,” “Symphonic Variations,” “Other Dances,” “Serenade after Plato’s Symposium” American Ballet Theatre David H. Koch Theater New York, New York October 21, 2017 afternoon Copyright © 2017 by Michael Popkin The two ballets by Alexei Ratmansky on the program, including his newest work, were vibrant and full of life. Show More Summary

Different Notes

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Her Notes", "Symphonic Variations", "Other Dances", "Thirteen Diversions" American Ballet Theatre David H. Koch Theater New York, New York October 22, 2017, matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2107 by Mary Cargill ABT's Sunday matinee showcased four ballets choreographed to concert music, music which was originally intended to stand alone. Show More Summary

(65) Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director

This week we have the pleasure of being joined Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director.   A native of Vermont, McKenzie recieved his ballet trianing from the Washington School of Ballet.  He was a leading dancer with...Show More Summary

Corps Night Off

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Her Notes", "Symphonic Variations", "Other Dances", "Serenade After Plato's Symposium" American Ballet Theatre David H. Koch Theater New York, New York October 19, 2017 by Carol Pardo copyright © 2107 by Carol Pardo American Ballet Theatre has long had a dual identity in New York. Show More Summary

Silver Lining

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Gift", "Songs of Bukovina", "Thirteen Diversions" American Ballet Theatre David H. Koch Theatre New York, New York October 18, 2017 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2107 by Mary Cargill ABT's Fall gala celebrated Kevin McKenzie's twenty-five years as Artistic Director with a silver jubilee. Show More Summary

Rag & Bone designs costumes for American Ballet Theatre

Rag & Bone is dipping a toe into the world of dance. The sportswear label, helmed by Marcus Wainwright, has teamed with choreographer Benjamin Millepied to wardrobe two new works for the American Ballet Theatre’s fall 2017 season. Millepied, founder of L.A. Dance Project and formerly director of...

Daniil Simkin Is Joining A Second Ballet Company

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"One of the ballet world's busiest superstars is adding another role to his resume, and it's a big one. American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin is joining Staatsballett Berlin as a principal beginning with the 2018-2019 season. Though he will be based in Berlin, the virtuoso will maintain his position at ABT, performing with the […]

Misty, Loudon and Walter

4 months agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

For my "House Call" column in the Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland (go here). Misty talked about the bubble of tranquility she created growing up with a...        

American Repertory Ballet Presents Carmen

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

October 5 at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, N.J. and October 12 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater in New York City This October, American Repertory Ballet (ARB) will present a new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

ALESSANDRA FERRI AND JULIO BOCCA TO REUNITE

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

EN AVANT FOUNATION AND ABT, JKO TO PRESENT A WEEK OF COACHING ? En Avant Foundation and American Ballet Theatre’s Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis School will present an extraordinary week of coaching,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

US ballet superstar Misty Copeland joins The Australian Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

US ballet superstar Misty Copeland joins The Australian Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty The Australian Ballet is thrilled to announce that American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Misty Copeland... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Aug. 6-13: American Contemporary Ballet and more

5 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Technicolor Drip Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre performs this new site-specific work as part of the Culver City centennial’s “1988” series. Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Sun., 1 p.m. Free; reservations required. www.heididuckler.org. Le Fate in Italia The fairies from Tchaikovsky’s...

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