Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, pianist Joyce Yang bring lively arts to The Soraya

Dance
In the third of its four-year residency at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) — the erstwhile Valley Performing Arts Center — the beautiful boutique contemporary-ballet troupe Aspen Santa Fe Ballet brings an evening of repertory dance to live musical accompaniment.  The program includes a new work Half/Cut/Split by ...

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet brings lush offerings to Los Angeles

Dance
The wonderful Aspen Santa Fe Ballet — for eighteen years an unwavering dance pioneer based in the American West in the now established genre of contemporary classical ballet — has been showing up in Los Angeles with increasing frequency. That is a good thing. In this great Rosalie O’Connor photo, dancers Peter Franc and Seia ...

Choreographers also feel loss when dancers retire 1

Dance
When the wonderful Aspen Santa Fe Ballet dancer Katie Dehler retires at the end of the month, it will be a loss for audiences. It’s also a big change for her fellow dancers, with whom Dehler has rehearsed, traveled, toured and performed over the past 12 years. But for three dance makers, all of whom ...