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  • Ford Theatre saves the last dance for Daniel Ezralow

    September 10, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    If you believe in the existence of theater ghosts, then expect the spirit of Christine Wetherill Stevenson to be looking on at the Ford Theatre on Sept. 13 during the premiere of a new work by Daniel Ezralow, possibly with a raised eyebrow, given the original intention for the...

  • ‘Fluid Infinities’ displays architecture in motion at the Hollywood Bowl

    August 28, 2013 | 12:17 pm

    If you were to assume that Jacques Heim, the bold and much-praised founder of the Diavolo Dance Theater was a choreographer, no one would blame you. Diavolo is, after all, a dance company, and Heim, a roguish Frenchman who talks quickly and passionately about his art, seems to...

  • Star Choreographer Hofesh Shechter Discusses His “Political Mother”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 18, 2011 | 2:31 am

    Hofesh Shechter has become one of the top new names in the world of dance since relocating from Israel to England a decade ago.  But while the star choreographer insists his work is apolitical, his experience of the realities of life in Israel can’t help but emerge in the mix.

    His...

  • Batsheva Dance Company reads between ‘Three’ dances

    By Gaby Friedman

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ohad Naharin, choreographer of Israel's Batsheva Dance Company credits a back injury with helping him develop a new language of dance.

    "I started relating to my body differently," he told the Web site culturekiosque.com in 2004. Naharin's innovations mean that for the dancers in...

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  • Limon’s Company Revives a Classic Dance

    By Susan Josephs

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    In 1957, Jose Limon toured Poland with his dance company. In the rubble-strewn cities still reeling from the ravages of World War II, the choreographer contemplated the resilience of people in the aftermath of great tragedy. And when he stood before the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto,...

  • A Concert of Conscience

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In choreographer Roni Kosmal-Wernik's piece about the aftermath of a suicide bombing, a dancer prowls the stage as if searching for a lost loved one. Her movements become heavy, brooding, as if she is burdened by an invisible weight.

    Inspired by a family friend's death in a 2001...

  • A Biblical ‘Song’ and Dance

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Two years ago, Aileen Passloff stumbled across a long-lost rehearsal tape from her 1967 dance/opera, "The Song of Songs," inspired by the Bible's "Song of Solomon." The New York choreographer promptly telephoned her friend, Deborah Lawlor, co-founder of Hollywood's Fountain Theatre,...

  • Flamboyant Ballet

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Boris Eifman's ballet, "Tchaikovsky: The Mystery of Life and Death," premiered in Moscow in 1993, angry picketers surrounded the concert hall.

    "They stood with a banner that read, 'Stay away from our Tchaikovsky,'" said Eifman, whose ballet debuts at the Orange County...

  • Flamboyant Ballet

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Boris Eifman's ballet, "Tchaikovsky: The Mystery of Life and Death," premiered in Moscow in 1993, angry picketers surrounded the concert hall.

    "They stood with a banner that read, 'Stay away from our Tchaikovsky,'" said Eifman, whose ballet debuts at the Orange County...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    LAX Shooter Had Terror Ties?

    The man who killed two people in the July 4 attack at Los Angeles International Airport told U.S. officials in the mid-1990s that Egyptian officials had accused him of being affiliated with terrorists. As a result of the disclosure made this week by...

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