Los Angeles Ballet G...

Sofia Carson, Bruno Tonioli, Nigel Lythgoe among dance-lovers at Los Angeles Ballet Gala   If there’s one thing guests at the April 21 Los Angeles Ballet Gala could agree on, it’s the importance of ballet — not just for all types of serious dancers, but also for the cultural life...

Los Angeles Ballet G...

  Los Angeles Ballet Gala Includes Dance, Fashion, Music and Horses       The event: The Los Angeles Ballet’s annual gala previewed “Sechs Tanze” (Six Dances), choreographed by Jiri Kylian and set to the music of Mozart. The piece was part of the ballet company’s...

Los Angeles Ballet B...

Artistic Directors Colleen Neary and Thordal Christensen Kick Off Los Angeles Ballet Balanchine Festival and Rubies Gala   Artistic directors Colleen Neary and Thordal Christensen kicked off the upcoming Los Angeles Ballet Balanchine Festival and Rubies Gala Mar. 3 with a private party...

Los Angeles Ballet Swan Lake Preview

  Ballet Aficionados Invited to Tea, Tour and “Swan Lake” Dress Rehearsal     In anticipation of this month’s production of “Swan Lake” by the Los Angeles Ballet,  Leslie Kavanaugh and Susan Rothenberg invited dance afficionados to an afternoon tea, a tour of LAB’s Brentwood facility  and a preview of the ballet.  Choreographed by LAB’s artistic directors Colleen Neary and Thordal Christensen, the production will continue through Mar. 31 at various venues throughout southern California. The Feb. 21 tea also precedes LAB’s Swan Lake Gala, which will take place at the Montage in...

Best LA Galas Fall 2...

Best Galas in Los Angeles of Fall 2011   An Unforgettable MOCA Moment No one will soon forget the Museum of Contemporary Art‘s Nov. 12 Gala in 2011, where performance artist Marina Abramovic created table centerpieces of nude women and human heads. Added to the unearthly atmosphere,...

Los Angeles Ballet Gala

Los Angeles Ballet Gala Features a Glorious Giselle and a Dream Dinner   Following a performance of “Giselle” at the Los Angeles Ballet’s ”Season 5 Gala Celebration,” artistic director Colleen Neary surprised the audience at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica by naming Allyssa Bross and Christopher Revels as principal dancers, the first dancers so designated in the young ballet company’s history. It was a night of firsts, starting with the May 28 Los Angeles Ballet Gala, the company’s first ever. Aptly christened “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” the entire evening seemed magical, beginning with...