December 5, 1986
Peter Fonseca, a leading soloist with the American Ballet Theater much heralded for his interpretations of the 19th-Century Danish choreographer August Bournonville, is dead at the age of 28. A family spokesman said he died Saturday in Wheaton, Md., after what was described only as a lengthy illness. Fonseca joined ABT in 1976 and, with Susan Jaffe, Cheryl Yeager and Robert La Fosse, was quickly pushed into leading roles by artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov.
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August 28, 1998 |
Standing at the barre in a dance studio with her back perfectly straight, head gently tilted and slender fingers caressing air, 17-year-old Ashley Anderson already looks much like the seasoned ballerina she hopes to become. The Northridge teen will move one step closer to her dream of a career as a professional dancer when she boards a jet tonight bound for New York City.
April 20, 1990 |
Faruk Ruzimatov, 26, once a dashing star of the Kirov Ballet, has joined the American Ballet Theater. He will dance with the company in its eight-week season at the Metropolitan Opera beginning May 7, the company said Thursday. Ruzimatov was praised when he danced here with the Kirov in 1987. He joined the Kirov in 1981, after his graduation from Leningrad's Vaganova Ballet Academy.
April 11, 2013 |
The new 2013-14 season of Dance at the Music Center will feature works by choreographers Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel and Alexei Ratmansky. The season, which the Music Center announced this week, will also include return appearances by Ballet Preljocaj and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. The dance series -- whose full title is Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center -- will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, unless otherwise noted. As previously announced, Nederlands Dans Theater will present "Chamber" (Oct.
May 12, 1988 |
Agnes de Mille's first ballet for the American Ballet Theater in 13 years opened Tuesday in New York, prompting an outpouring of praise for the 82-year-old choreographer. The company's artistic director, Mikhail Baryshnikov, read a congratulatory telegram from the Reagans and one from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) at a reception for de Mille at the Metropolitan Opera before the performance began.
May 21, 1986 |
Ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov, who defected from the Soviet Union in 1974, will become a U.S. citizen along with 500 other people during Liberty Weekend festivities on Ellis Island. Baryshnikov will take the oath of allegiance before dancing to composer George Gershwin's music July 3 in the weekend's opening show, which President Reagan is expected to attend.