Tag Archives: BLACK SWAN

Don Giovanni: Master Seducer for the 21st Century

By Victoria Looseleaf With tickets hotter than the sands of Abu Dhabi, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s first foray into opera, Don Giovanni, more than lived up to its hype – from some of the seats. Seriously, with crumpled-paper sets designed … Continue reading

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Nattering With Nigel (Lythgoe)

By Victoria Looseleaf If it’s May it must be time for another season of Fox TV’s hit series, So You Think You Can Dance. We gotta say: We love the show and are excited to see another batch of dancers, … Continue reading

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Benjamin Millepied: Lowering the Barre

By Victoria Looseleaf After he blew into town last weekend with three North American premieres for Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève – talk about an ill wind; click here to read our less than rave Dance Magazine review – … Continue reading

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Joffrey Ballet: Born to Bourrée…

 By Victoria Looseleaf …and then some. In the new documentary, Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, we get an inside look at the little company that could. And did: create a new form of American ballet, that is, courtesy of the … Continue reading

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Is Hollywood Hoofing Again?

By Victoria Looseleaf According to certain people in the know – the über-successful producer Craig Zadan, for example, who, with his partner Neil Maron produced the Oscar-winning film, Chicago, among others – it never went away. And while we at … Continue reading

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Cocaine & Cabrioles

By Victoria Looseleaf We all know that dancers, ballerinas in particular, occasionally go to extremes for their art: Being rail-thin is the ideal, with chain smoking and drinking diet pop one way to stave off hunger pangs. So is binging … Continue reading

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Dancing on the Dacha

By Victoria Looseleaf Groucho Marx would have had a great time at The Bright Stream. More than Karl Marx, in any case. A comic ballet in two acts, this Stalinist era romp was made in 1935 by Fyodor Lopukhov, head … Continue reading

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