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Ballerinas Behaving Badly

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

Next week Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko goes on trial for orchestrating an attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. He faces 12 years in jail. Here are a half dozen other paragons of poise who let their passions get the better of them

Oakland Ballet Reimagines Diaghilev

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The original was considered exceptionally daring back in 1924, with its allusions to sexual hijinks among the demi-mondaines and its depiction of bisexuality. In 2013, these themes risk putting a hip Bay Area crowd to sleep.

San Francisco Ballet's Guide to Strange and Wonderful Places (PHOTOS)

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

2013-03-13-ballet_escoda.jpgSan Francisco Ballet's contribution to the centennial celebration of Stravinsky and Nijinsky's controversial masterpiece may well prove to be a beacon in the storm.

'The Rite Of Spring' At 100

Debra Levine | Posted 04.07.2013 | Arts
Debra Levine

Ten thousand dance fans experienced shock and awe, in a good way, last weekend at the Los Angeles Music Center when The Joffrey Ballet performed the v...

PHOTOS: Ballet Legend Nijinsky's Strange Photography Session With E.O. Hoppé

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

A recently opened exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery features master photographer E.O. Hoppé's modernist portraits of society figures a...