| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Four up-and-coming choreographers will debut new works Saturday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre as part of the National Choreographers Initiative, now in its ninth year.
The project allows audiences to get in on the ground floor to see the works of up-and-...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:47 PM
The Wooden Floor will showcase new contemporary and experimental dance works during its 29th annual concert "Tuned In," which is playing at the Irvine Barclay Theatre through Saturday.
Formerly known as Saint Joseph Ballet, The Wooden Floor is a Santa...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:47 PM
The Irvine Barclay Theatre's contemporary dance series whirls on with "Southland Ballet Academy: Summer Ballet Intensive Performance" and "Festival Ballet Theatre: Gala of the Stars."
Summer Ballet Intensive features final performances from Southland...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Some campers learned a few new dance moves this week at a revamped summer camp for special-needs children in Costa Mesa.
Halfway through the Camp of Creative Minds, which is eight weeks and serves children ages 5 to 18 who have autism or other related...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 PM
"You look fine," said 11 dancers under the spotlight.
That seemingly simple statement, delivered at a rehearsal Tuesday at Sage Hill School, contained a powerful acknowledgment of the beauty inherent in every individual.
This idea lies at the core...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:25 PM
When Kensey Conti showed her grandmother a video she choreographed after being inspired by the woman's struggle with stage-four lung cancer, she knew she had something powerful.
"She's seen it like a ton of times now, and she cries every time," Kensey...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 2:35 PM
I recently had the pleasure of meeting with some young men, all newly minted graduates of Corona del Mar High School, who did something so ridiculously cool that I just had to share it.
First, you must picture these eight men. They are whip-smart,...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 8:32 PM
Kids stayed up a little past their bedtimes this week as they watched the Aquabats perform fun ditties at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.
The Huntington Beach ska group played for free Thursday as part of the park's Summer's End Weekend at the...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:49 PM
LAGUNA HILLS — There were times in Dean Corey's young life when an appreciation for great music was encouraged during his earliest waking hour.
His mother liked to awake him to the dignified sounds of the early 19th century — specifically,...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 8:11 PM
UC Irvine will present an informal showing of choreography by Alonzo LINES Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago on Friday and Saturday at the university's Claire Trevor Theatre.
During the companies' UCI residency, LINES artistic director Alonzo...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:27 PM
Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra's feted "Swan Lake" will open the 2012–13 International Dance Series at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.
The company will make its seventh appearance at the Center from Tuesday to Oct. 7, during an...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:34 PM
There aren't many issues in grammar or usage that scare me much anymore. After years of writing about language, I've learned that the things I don't know — and there are still many — I'm probably not expected to know.
Over the years, that...