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Calendar, Night&Day Stepping Out

Stepping Out

San Francisco Ballet's wildly successful recent premiere of Don Quixote, a classical standby finessed by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson and principal dancer Yuri Possokhov, brought in $1.5 million and served as a kind of insurance for the company's 2003 closing…
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Culture, Dance Youth and Beauty

Youth and Beauty

Twyla Tharp started it 28 years ago when she blasted the Beach Boys' "Little Deuce Coupe" through New York's City Center. Onstage, while Brian Wilson's voice whined sweetly, Tharp's pop spectacle by the Joffrey Ballet got under way. A tall…
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Culture, Dance New Territory

New Territory

Few great dancers become great choreographers. I'll never forget an interview with Mikhail Baryshnikov in which Shirley MacLaine asked, incredulously, why he did not see himself becoming a choreographer, as if that were the natural crowning achievement to his career.…
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