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The Joffrey Ballet

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Joffrey Ballet gets its due

New York has two great ballet companies, New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. Any other ballet troupe that wants to put down roots there has to develop a personality that's distinct from those two.
Number three
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 11, 2012
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Reality riffs

When Jerome Robbins's New York Export: Opus Jazz boogied onto the scene in 1958 then took Europe by storm. Created for Ballets: U.S.A., a company of ballet, modern, and jazz dancers that Robbins had put together for a government-sponsored cultural exch
Jerome Robbins's Opus Jazz on PBS
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 19, 2010
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Long-lasting launch pad

Of the nearly 70 ballets that made up the repertory of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, only a few inhabit our stages today. But the Diaghilev adventure still inspires legions of choreographers, antiquarians, archivists, scholars, and gossips.
Ballets Russes week at Harvard
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 24, 2009
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Visions of Sugar Dish

Vanessa White, stage-name Sugar Dish, was lying on her couch this past spring, watching the Joffrey Ballet on TV, when "it just popped into my brain. The name came first."
The Nutcracker meets burlesque
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 10, 2008
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Loud and clear

Things certainly changed dramatically at the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston when Russ Maitland signed on last December as executive director.
Center Stage Productions is branching out in South County
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 29, 2008

Converging streams

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater offered two milestones in the development of contemporary dance during its annual Celebrity Series visit to the Wang Theatre last week.
Ailey does Ailey and Tharp, plus Caitlin Corbett
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 01, 2007


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Great music, great dance

An excerpt from Phoenix dance critic Marcia B. Siegel's Howling Near Heaven: Twyla Tharp and the Reinvention of Modern Dance .
Getting inside Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  June 28, 2006