Our nearest and dearest came to witness our marriage, and stayed for the best party we'll ever throw.
It's easy to assume that Othello is a classic centuries-old ballet, up there with Swan Lake and Giselle—after all, the story itself is a Shakespearean classic—but this is choreographer Lar Lubovitch's version created in 1997. [ more...
Interview by: Amanda McAlpine Over the past two weeks, The Joffrey Ballet has had the pleasure of working with world-renowned choreographer, Lar Lubovitch and his assistant, Ginger Thatcher, whose impressive background includes choreographing...Show More Summary
Jodie Gates — a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet who has since become one of Southern California's most prominent dance leaders — will become the dean of the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Gates is a professor of dance at the University of California, Irvine.
When the Joffrey Ballet asked if I was willing to go to Chicago for three days to photograph their dancers for their 2013-2014 season brochure, I was thrilled. There was only one week to make it work for all of us. It just so happened that was the week Hurricane Sandy was rolled up.
I headed downtown, sniffling and sneezing the whole way, determined to revel in the magic of the Joffrey Ballet’s production of Cinderella at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. With a pounding sinus headache and hot soup calling my name, I knew that if there was one reason to leave the house on Thursday evening, this performance [...]
Glorya Kaufman’s contribution to dance in Los Angeles, and specifically at the Music Center, has already begun to impress. They recently presented the Joffrey Ballet’s Cinderella and up next, on February 16 – 17, we Angelenos have a chance to see the critically acclaimed Kings of the Dance at the Ahmanson Theatre. If you [...]
We had an opportunity to preview the program this week and talk briefly with Academy Artistic Director Alexi Kremnev, who is also debuting a new piece. [ more › ]
He will be only the third jury chairman in the history of the quadrennial competition established in 1979 and which next convenes in June of 2014. The first chairman was Robert Joffrey, and the second was Bruce Marks. Villella told....
With their most exciting program in years, the Joffrey demonstrates how American choreographers can inspire amusement, tragedy, intelligence and lust in the span of two hours. It’s enough to make a patriot out of anyone. (read more....
The Joffrey Ballet's latest program, "American Legends," is filled with lovey dovey romance. [ more › ]
"Son of Chamber Symphony" - Derrick Agnoletti; Photo by Christopher Duggan The Joffrey Ballet always delivers. This is not just accounting for taste or the level of expertise and refinement in their dancing. All of those things may be true,...
Ten thousand dance fans experienced shock and awe, in a good way, last weekend at the Los Angeles Music Center when The Joffrey Ballet performed...
The celebration of the “Rites” has begun.
“Age of Innocence,” “After the Rain,” “Le Sacre du Printemps” The Joffrey Ballet Winspear Opera House Dallas, TX January 18, 2013 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2013 by Leigh Witchel “The Rite of Spring” is about to hit 100. Nijinsky's...Show More Summary
See also: 5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week Our Latest Theater Reviews Our Calendar Section, Listing More Great Things to Do in L.A. This week's dance shows include the start of a 9...
In honor of this homeboy pride and the 100 year anniversary of the dance's premiere in France, the 10th anniversary of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center series brings the nationally-treasured Joffrey Ballet to The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for three performances this weekend. [ more › ]
The Joffrey brings its re-creation of the original 1913 ballet, which caused a stir at its Paris debut, to L.A. It's all part of events honoring the centennial of the iconic work. When the Joffrey Ballet debuted its reconstructed "The Rite of Spring" in Los Angeles in fall 1987, it received a seismic welcome — a 5.9 on the Richter scale, to be exact.
"America has not supported the arts like other countries, and other traditions," filmmaker Bob Hercules says.
The Joffrey Ballet ’s silver anniversary production boasts impressive casting, sweet choreography and appealing if staid visuals, a pleasurable holiday confection for all. (read more...)