3 Questions: Rachel Moore, Music Center

The Music Center kicks off a new initiative this summer, called The Music Center on Location. The downtown performing arts center is moving off campus, presenting two smaller dance companies and music artists at the Ford Theatres: Aszure Barton Dance in "Awáa" on Aug. 18 and Jacob Jonas The Company on Aug. 19, in shared program with …

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This Week: Laguna Dance Festival

Laguna Dance Festival returns this week and artistic director Jodie Gates is presenting two popular contemporary dance companies: Parsons Dance and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. The former was founded by David Parsons in 1985 as an outlet devoted (mostly) to his highly athletic and accessible modern dance works. His most famous piece, "Caught," a solo in …

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LA Rothbart is alleged mastermind of attack on Bolshoi director

News out of Moscow on the horrific acid attack against Bolshoi artistic director Sergei Filin, and the prime suspect -- even confessing  on Russian television -- is a principal dancer with the company. The alleged ringleader is Pavel Dmitrichenko, who appeared as Rothbart in "Swan Lake" in June 2012, when the Bolshoi Ballet appeared in a sold-out …

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