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The Night Before Christmas -- Race Horse Style

Liz O'Connell | Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the farm, Not a creature was stirring, at peace in the barn. Hay nets were hung, water buckets were full, An overall feeling of care and good Yule. The weanlings were flat out, asleep while they grew, The mares were snoring, some nearly were due.

Music, Ballet and the Russian Masters

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Today we have conductor Scott Speck with us to talk about the music for the Joffrey's upcoming Russian Masters program. The company will perform Nijinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps," or "The Rite of Spring," with music by Stravinsky.

From Russia, With Love

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Snowden, like Elvis has left the building. Please let's not disgrace ourselves further by behaving like spoiled sports. We have important topics to address. Climate change effects mitigation, jobs creation, et cetera.

National Gallery's "Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes" Exhibit Also Reveals the Vision of Robert Joffrey

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev assembled the finest dancers, choreographers, scenic artists, and composers of the early twentieth century to launch the iconic ballet company whose legacy is now on display at the National Gallery of Art.

A Profile of Choreographer John Neumeier and His "Nijinsky"

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.23.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The recent Opening Night performance of John Neumeier's Nijinsky at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House proved to be a climactic experience. Performed by the artists of the Hamburg Ballet, and with Simon Hewett conducting the orchestra of San Francisco Ballet, the production is epic in content and colossal in artistic output.

'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...

Once Wild, Now Beloved: The Rite of Spring Is Back

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Exactly one hundred years ago, a riot broke out among the Parisian sophisticates attending the premiere performance by the Ballets Russes of Le Sacre du printemps, otherwise known as The Rite of Spring..

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...

2010: The 100th Anniversary of the Year Paris Revolutionized the Arts

Perry Miller Adato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Perry Miller Adato

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Culture Zohn: The Architecture of Dance Festival Begins at New York City Ballet

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-05-03-outsidepull.jpg It's no wonder Alexei Ratmansky is in such great demand. He is the real deal, making his own dance architecture out of thin air.