NYT on LA Dance Project

LA Dance Project makes its East Coast debut at Montclair State University in N.J. next week (Oct. 25-28). The New York Times ran a feature story online today about Benjamin Millepied and his fledgling company. The story's tone -- no surprise -- is the usual condescending, "Gee, they've got culture out there."  But I was happy …

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Upcoming dance season: Los Angeles Ballet

The lowdown: Los Angeles Ballet begins its seventh season with "The Nutcracker" in December, and then it is devoting its two repertory programs to the works of George Balanchine - throwing a Balanchine Festival, in fact. Seven ballets will be presented over two programs, and the company is planning other events as well, not yet …

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Upcoming dance season: Luckman Theatre

The Luckman, at Cal State Los Angeles, is a great for dance, with excellent sight lines. Curtains in the auditorium can close off seats, making it feel comfortable whether it's a sold-out house of 1,152 or a comfy group of 500. After an early, active period of regular dance offerings (the theater opened in 1994), the …

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Upcoming dance season: Cerritos Center

A quick nod to the Cerritos Center, which has had to cut way back on a once-adventurous dance series. The details: Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez, Nov. 3 National Dance Company of Ireland, Feb. 8-9, 2013 Savion Glover, March 22, 2013 The lowdown: Ballet Folklorico will be at Cerritos the day after performing in …

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Upcoming dance season: Valley Performing Arts Center

On the campus of Cal State Northridge, the Valley Performing Arts Center has devised a dance season of the smorgasbord variety, with something to please differing tastes. The details: Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez, Nov. 2 Russian National Ballet Theatre, Feb. 10, 2013 Black Grace Dance Company, March 23, 2013 Mark Morris Dance …

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Upcoming dance season: Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Okay, maybe you think you'd never drive to Long Beach to see a show. On the other hand, which theater just organized a reunion of those four champions of free speech, with two performances and a panel discussion: Tim Miller, Holly Hughes, John Fleck and Karen Finley? That's right, the Carpenter Performing Arts Center (on the CSULB …

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