Monthly Archives: June 2011

On Zürich, Zeitgeists and Zingers

By Victoria Looseleaf As you can tell, The Leaf loves alliteration – but there’s not much with the letter ‘Z,’ save in Scrabble and the OED. She could mention that Zürich, the lakeside hamlet she recently visited for the first … Continue reading

Posted in CHANEL, HANGOVER 2, Los Angeles Times, MONTPELLIER DANCE FESTIVAL, OED, SCRABBLE, SWITZERLAND | Comments Off

Around & About Amsterdam…Again

By Victoria Looseleaf She hasn’t blogged from the road before, but The Leaf will give it a shot. Needless to say, she is happiest when traveling around the world (she loves interviewing cool peeps, too, such as Javier Bardem, Jane … Continue reading

Posted in AMSTERDAM, BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY, CHRIS PINE, GAGA, JANE FONDA, JAVIER BARDEM, Los Angeles Times, OHAD NAHARIN, The Looseleaf Report | Comments Off

On Films, Figgis and Fouettés

By Victoria Looseleaf In less than 24 hours The Leaf will be winging her way to Amsterdam, where she once had a houseboat – The Victoria L (on the Prinzengraacht; it seems that every canal reveals something fabulous) – while … Continue reading

Posted in ANN VAN DEN BROEK, DANCE CAMERA WEST, LEAVING LAS VEGAS, LUCREZIA BORGE, LYNETTE KESSLER, MIKE FIGGIS, NICOLAS CAGE, THE CO(TE)LETTE FILM, WILLIAM FORSYTHE | Comments Off

Dancing With Donuts

By Victoria Looseleaf Being a straddler of high and low arts (where culture and kitsch meet – one of the taglines for The Looseleaf Report cable TV show, which died an ignominious death when the city of Los Angeles pulled … Continue reading

Posted in DAMON GUPTON, EDI GATHEGI, EDWARD HOPPER, GARY COLE, GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE, KRISPY KREME, MARY BETH FISHER, PUBLIC ACCESS, RANDALL ARNEY, RON BOTTITTA, SUPERIOR DONUTS, THE SOPRANOS | Comments Off

Bring On The Tulle

By Victoria Looseleaf It was a glorious evening on all counts when Los Angeles Ballet presented its first Giselle. This is a particular ballet favorite of The Leaf’s, not least because it features a second act with a host of … Continue reading

Posted in BILLY BUTCHKAVITZ, COLLEEN NEARY, GISELLE, GRAY DAVIS, LOS ANGELES BALLET, MARIA SHRIVER, MICHAEL MILKEN, RELATIVITY MEDIA, RYAN KAVANAUGH, THORDAL CHRISTENSEN, WOLFGANG PUCK | Comments Off

Dance, Dance, Dance!

By Victoria Looseleaf The brilliant impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev, is a titan in the dance world. Too bad he never wanted his famed troupe filmed during its brief existence. (Founded in 1909, it was disbanded … Continue reading

Posted in ALVIN AILEY, ANNA PAVLOVA, ARTHAUS MUSIK, ARTHUR MITCHELL, BEN STEVENSON, CHRISTOPHER BRUCE, HOUSTON BALLET, JIRI KYLIAN, NETHERLANDS DANCE THEATER, NIJINSKY, STRAVINSKY, ULYSSES DOVE, VAI | Comments Off

Step On It

By Victoria Looseleaf Yes, Virginia, there is culture in Santa Ana. Seriously, The Wooden Floor (previously known as Saint Joseph Ballet), is an extraordinary after-school organization that was formed in 1983 and continues to provide tutoring, academic services, counseling and … Continue reading

Posted in ALPERT AWARD, JOHN HEGINBOTHAM, JUILLIARD SCHOOL, KUSC-FM, MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP, MELANIE RIOS GLASER, STEVE REICH, SUSAN RETHORST, THE WOODEN FLOOR | Comments Off