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October 28, 1998 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prima ballerina, now in her 70s, settled in her seat, ready for a performance she would not be able to see. Then something extraordinary happened. The room filled with clear, precise notes--music from the feet of children schooled in the art of tap dance. With her failed eyesight, the ballerina could not see the intricate steps, the meaningful expressions, the posture of the dancers, but she could hear the dance. A smile spread across the ballerina's face.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 1995 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back to No. 45? Michael Jordan donned the forbidden No. 23 Friday night but, with the NBA's meter running, flamed out after a sensational first half. The Chicago Bulls plummeted with him and were upended, 110-101, by the Orlando Magic. The Magic, supposedly too young, too inexperienced and too jittery, thus recaptured the home-court advantage in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series which it leads, 2-1. Jordan scored 18 points in the first quarter on nine of 11 shots.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2004 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
In a tradition dating back to the royal courts of Europe, the National Ballet of Cuba opened its 19th biennial Ballet Festival on Thursday with a grand defile: a hierarchical parade of dancers beginning with 25 of the youngest children from the company school. Wearing costumes of black and/or white, waves of dancers crossed the stage of the antique Gran Teatro Sala Garcia Lorca, growing older, bigger, more familiar until the current stars appeared, one by one, to screams and bravos.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2004 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg of England's Royal Ballet are not exactly unfamiliar with the starring roles in "Swan Lake." But the National Ballet of Cuba production is radically different in narrative, tempo and many, many choreographic passages from the version in which they've triumphed in London.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 2001 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Beyond showcasing the current National Ballet of Cuba roster in excerpts from the most familiar 19th century classics, the seven-part program at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Thursday offered an enlightened view of classicism itself--a view expressing the unique sensibility of the company's founder, 81-year-old ballet legend Alicia Alonso.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1999 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
The last four decades of the 20th century have been a turbulent period for classical ballet, with all manner of staging fads reordering the traditional repertory to emphasize radical concepts of production design, psychosexual symbolism, interpolated bravura and more.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2001 | PAMELA DIAMOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the National Ballet of Cuba presents an excerpts program, it's not just "mixed repertory night." It's billed as "La Magia de Alonso (The Magic of Alonso)," a tribute to Alicia Alonso, the artistic director who founded the company in 1948. The ballet returns to the Orange County Performing Arts Center for the first time since its debut there in 1998, when it performed Cuban choreographer Pedro Consuegra's "Cinderella."
NEWS
December 30, 1988 | From Reuters
More than 100 Cuban artists and writers, in an answer to a call by 100 foreign intellectuals and entertainers for a plebiscite on President Fidel Castro's rule, expressed their strong support Thursday for the Cuban revolution.
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