Alma would be happy. Celebrating the UCLA dance department, the nation’s first

Dance · Reviews
It was nearly an uproar; an outpouring of spontaneous love and appreciation filled the room when the image of Alma Hawkins, the founder and guiding force behind the dance program at UCLA — now called World Arts and Cultures/Dance — was flashed on an on-stage screen. “A Celebration of UCLA Dance 1962-2017” was not the ...

L.A. ballet builders give boost to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Dance
A bevy of Angelenos joined forces with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and its artistic director, Glenn Edgerton, to make a June 1 gala fundraiser a rousing success. Los Angeles philanthropist Glorya Kaufman presented an artistic Spotlight Award to renowned choreographer William Forsythe, associate choreographer with the Paris Opéra Ballet as of fall 2015, and incoming faculty ...

Oh Samuel Lee Roberts, you beautiful Alvin Ailey dancer

Dance
The pleasure of watching the splendid and just-gorgeous dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at the company’s opening night performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion drove home how much time I have been spending looking at images of dancers on a computer. And how that is not the real deal. To get the full ...

Glorya Kaufman joins Bernardo for the dance at the gym

Dance · Film
It was mambo-mania Saturday night at the elegant Dorothy Chandler Pavilion when Los Angeles dance “angel,” Glorya Kaufman, posed with pleasure with George Chakiris, the Academy Award-winning star of “West Side Story.” Chakiris engaged in newsy dance conversation prior to a screening of the movie-musical masterpiece before a  very full house of big-screen movie fans. ...

Jodie Gates, dance dynamo, to head USC Dance Department

Dance
A blast of wonderful news came across our desk this morning. Former dancer and current dance educator and presenter Jodie Gates has been named vice dean and director of the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. The school was established in November 2012 by a transformational gift from Glorya Kaufman, a visionary Los Angeles ...