Category Archives: NUREYEV

Au Revoir, Roland Petit

By Victoria Looseleaf Just a few words to say ‘merci beaucoup, Monsieur Petit,’ for having given the world some of its most indelible choreographies, including 1946’s Le Jeune Homme et La Mort, followed by Carmen, the most sizzling cigarette girl … Continue reading

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The Majesty of Martha

By Victoria Looseleaf All hail the mother of modern dance: Martha Graham. Though she died in 1991, her company, the Martha Graham Dance Company – the oldest contemporary dance troupe in the country – is now in its 85th year. … Continue reading

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On Swans, Seasons Greetings and Boxed Sets: Calling All Balletomanes

By Victoria Looseleaf With swans in the air, or at least on screen (my review of the new Darren Aronofsky film, Black Swan, is coming, not to worry, while in L.A. Opera’s misguided premiere of Lohengrin, peeps sing about the … Continue reading

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