Contemporary ballet

Review: A sparkling blend of Balanchine, Astaire from American Contemporary Ballet

Ballet isn’t often served with champagne truffles, but Los Angeles-based American Contemporary Ballet invited audiences to enjoy confections, both literal and figurative, during weekend performances of “Waltz- Fantaisie” by George Balanchine and cinematographic choreography by Fred Astaire. Part of the Friday-Sunday “Music + Dance: LA” program at the downtown Farmers & Merchants Bank building, “Valse-Fantaisie” […]

Classical ballet

Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet at the top of their game in ‘Le Train Bleu’

The Blue Train proved to be the perfect personality piece for Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, bringing out the playful side of the company as the dancers frolic and tease in their expansive portrayal of wealthy French vacationers. The obscure 1924 ballet uses the favorite sports of the wealthy – tennis, swimming and golf – to parody […]