Monthly Archives: March 2011

Gustavo Goes Hollywood & Then Some

By Victoria Looseleaf Could there be anything better than being in the audience at Walt Disney Concert Hall listening to an all-Tchaikovsky program performed by the illustrious Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by ours truly, the Dude himself, Gustavo Dudamel? If … Continue reading

Posted in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, ANIKA NONI ROSE, ELOISA MATUREN, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, JEREMY DENK, LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, MALCOLM NCDOWELL, MATTHEW RHYS, ORLANDO BLOOM, STANLEY KUBRICK, WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL | Comments Off

LA Opera Gets “Screwed"…

By Victoria Looseleaf …so to speak. Not wishing to show her age (The Leaf arrived in the City of Angels as a mere babe, trust her), but to prove she’s been a cultural maven for some time now, she was … Continue reading

Posted in ANN MURRAY, Benjamin Britten, HENRY JAMES, JONATHAN KENT, L.A. OPERA, MAD MEN, MICHAEL FLATLEY, MICHAEL KEPLER MEO, PATRICIA RACETTE, TAMARA WILSON, THE TURN OF THE SCREW, WILLIAM BURDEN | Comments Off

Going Dutch: Dance & Otherwise

By Victoria Looseleaf Who knew that Den Hague, home to the World Court and Vermeer’s fabulous Girl With a Pearl Earring (the painting, not the flick starring Scarlett Johannson and recent Oscar winner Colin Firth as the sexiest artist to … Continue reading

Posted in ANNA PAVLOVA, COLIN FIRTH, DEN HAGUE, GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, HOLLAND DANCE FESTIVAL, HOTEL DES INDES, JIM VINCENT, JOHANNES VERMEER, NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER, SCARLETT JOHANNSON, SCHEVENINGEN BEACH | Comments Off

Flatley Fizzles

By Victoria Looseleaf It’s safe to say that that Michael Flatley did for Irish step-dancing what the late Jane Russell did for the push-up bra. (With gravity eventually bringing them both down – though Ms. Russell actually passed away recently … Continue reading

Posted in BONO, CELTIC TIGER, DUBLIN, FEET OF FLAMES, JEROME ROBBINS, JONAS BROTHERS, JUSTIN BIEBER, LORD OF THE DANCE, MARCUS VINER, MICHAEL FLATLEY, MILEY CYRUS, O2 ARENA, RONAN HARDIMAN, ST. PATRICK’S DAY | Comments Off

Slow Dancing…With Spuds

By Victoria Looseleaf Buttocks. Beauty. Bach. Welcome to butoh, Eiko and Koma-style. The married couple, who met in 1971 in Tatsumi Hijikata’s Tokyo studio and are two of the most revered artists in the dance world, imbue butoh – a … Continue reading

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Pretty On Pointe

By Victoria Looseleaf I’m a balletomane – especially when it comes to the bodies. I also love the art form’s discipline, beauty and history, and have been pushing for Los Angeles to have a world-class ballet company to call its … Continue reading

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