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  • Mary Clarke of Dancing Times Dies Mary Clarke 1923-2015: It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Mary Clarke, editor emeritus of Dancing Times, who dedicated nearly 60 years of her life, from 1954 until 2013, to working for the magazine. Born in London in 1923, Mary was to become an important and influential writer on dance during the second half of the 20th ce...
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  • Wyatt Funds Houston Ballet "Giselle" When Houston Ballet announced its 2015-16 season last month, there was one intriguing tidbit that wasn't publicly revealed until Monday. Houston Ballet trustee and long-time ballet supporter Lynn Wyatt will provide the serious dollars required for production of artistic director Stanton Welch's world premiere of Giselle. Welch's interpretatio...
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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance Closes Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, the avant-garde New York ballet company founded and funded by Walmart heiress Nancy Walton Laurie, is closing down after a dozen years in Chelsea, the Observer has learned exclusively. The company, run by artistic director Alexandra Damiani, alerted employees this afternoon, a representative for the company confir...
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  • ABT's Kent, Herrera & Reyes on Retirement When American Ballet Theatre performs at the Kennedy Center this week audiences will see a company undergoing one of the most notable transitions in its 75-year history. Three of its biggest stars — Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes — will retire in the coming months. Together, they embody nearly 70 years of ABT experience. They are a...
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  • Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley Reaches Goal Cash-strapped Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley won its race against the clock Saturday, announcing it had raised $640,000 -- more than it needs to stay afloat. The South Bay's major resident dance company announced March 4 that it had to come up with $550,000 by March 14 or face its final curtain. Lovers of dance, from kids who pitched in $5 to...
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  • Gene Gene the Dancing Machine Dies at 82 Gene Patton, Gene Gene the Dancing Machine From 'The Gong Show,' has died at 82. Gene Patton, the NBC stagehand in Burbank who stole the spotlight as Gene Gene the Dancing Machine on NBC’s wacky The Gong Show, died Monday, his family announced. He was 82. Patton died in Pasadena, according to a spokeswoman at the local Woods-Valentine Mortuar...
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  • Orlando Ballet Hires New Exec Dir Orlando Ballet has replaced Jim Mitchell in the organization's top business-oriented job after just nine months in the position. James T. Cundiff will become interim executive director, the ballet announced this morning — the ballet's fifth executive director in four years. He plans to spend about a year strengthening the organization before a ...
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  • Gray Named PA Ballet Exec Dir The Pennsylvania Ballet has promoted David Gray to executive director. Gray was chosen due to his leadership style and experience in ballet, nonprofit and financial communities, the Philadelphia-based organization's Board of Trustees announced Thursday. Gray acted as interim executive director for eight months after Michael Scolamiero stepped ...
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  • Ballet Austin's 2015-16 Season Ballet Austin artistic director Stephen Mills and composer Graham Reynolds will continue their longstanding artistic collaboration when the pair team again next season for “The Graham Reynolds Project.” The showcase of short ballets will reprise two previous Mills/Reynolds collaborations — “Bounce” and “Though the Earth Gives Way” — and premiere...
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  • Boston Ballet’s 2015-2016 season announced Boston Ballet’s 2015-16 season will be highlighted by the return of John Cranko’s “Onegin” and by the company’s first performance of John Neumeier’s “Mahler’s Third Symphony.” The spring will bring a pair of repertory programs featuring world premieres by Karole Armitage and Boston Ballet principal guest artist Yury Yanowsky (who will be retirin...
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