Review: Matthew Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake,’ Again

“Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake” is back for a month of performances at the Ahmanson Theatre, the site of its 1997 U.S. premiere and its follow-up engagement in 2006. This remarkable revision of the seminal 19th century ballet became a sensation on its first trip here from London. It was called the “gay Swan Lake,” because …

Continue reading Review: Matthew Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake,’ Again

Benjamin Millepied at MOCA

There is huge anticipation -- and some measure of skepticism -- about Benjamin Millepied's dance collective, LA Dance Project. Millepied, a former principal dancer with New York City Ballet and choreographer of the hit film, Black Swan, got about a quarter-million dollars from the LA Music Center to launch the Project. (Here's my story in the …

Continue reading Benjamin Millepied at MOCA