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City Center: A Remarkable History

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The ghosts of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Alvin Ailey and too many others to name are hopefully still in residence, inspiring a new generation of artists to create great works.

Cinderella as a Box Office Sweep for the Joffrey Ballet?

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

What did this extraordinary company do at the Music Center Pavilion? You guessed right: it put away one-act connoisseur feasts and brought out the bread and butter: Sir Frederick Ashton's Cinderella

Christopher Wheeldon is Trying Very Hard to Make Ballet Hip, Sexy and Accessible, But Will He Be Successful?

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

Of all ballet artists, Wheeldon one of the most sought-after choreographers in the world these days and seems to be trying the hardest to bring ballet back.