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April 28, 1991 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer.
When Gerald Arpino took the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for curtain calls at the end of the Joffrey Ballet's 1990 spring engagement, his appearance signified more than the traditional final bow for the company and its artistic director. On May 1--the eve of the Joffrey's opening night in Los Angeles--Arpino had resigned from the company during a power struggle with the company's board of directors, taking his and the late Robert Joffrey's repertory of ballets with him.
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April 28, 1991 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer.
When Gerald Arpino took the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for curtain calls at the end of the Joffrey Ballet's 1990 spring engagement, his appearance signified more than the traditional final bow for the company and its artistic director. On May 1--the eve of the Joffrey's opening night in Los Angeles--Arpino had resigned from the company during a power struggle with the company's board of directors, taking his and the late Robert Joffrey's repertory of ballets with him.
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December 5, 1991 | DIANE HAITHMAN
"Financial prudence" has led the Joffrey Ballet to cancel its spring, 1992, repertory season in New York City, company Executive Director Robert Yesselman said Wednesday. But he said the company still plans to honor its two upcoming engagements in Los Angeles and has canceled no other scheduled tour stops for 1992.
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June 7, 1991 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American Ballet Theatre has canceled its August engagement at the Music Center--and, in an unrelated development, the Music Center confirmed Thursday that the Joffrey Ballet will perform its "Nutcracker" at the Music Center in December. ABT issued a statement Thursday morning saying that its scheduled Aug. 6-18 performances at the Music Center had been canceled "as a result of funding obstacles." The engagement would have been the company's first appearance at the Music Center since 1981.
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October 18, 1991 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Joffrey Ballet, which lost its long-term contract to perform as the Los Angeles Music Center's resident dance company earlier this year due to financial difficulties, announced Thursday that it has signed a contract to perform at the Wiltern Theatre next spring.
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December 20, 1991 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
"They say behind every great man is a woman," said Gerald Arpino, artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet. "Behind the Joffrey Ballet are great women." Arpino gave thanks to the women who have chaired Joffrey opening-night galas for the last 10 years at Wednesday's black-tie party that marked the opening of the ballet's winter season at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The Robert Joffrey production of "The Nutcracker" was the evening's program, naturally, this being the season.
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March 29, 1991 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
After weeks of cliffhanging uncertainty, Music Center and Joffrey officials announced Thursday that the company will dance at the Music Center May 7-June 2 as planned. The Joffrey's season--in doubt over finances--will be its last under its current contract as a resident Music Center company. Michael E.
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May 4, 1992 | LEWIS SEGAL and DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Reacting to the violence that followed the acquittal of four police officers in the Rodney King case, the Joffrey Ballet has canceled the first two weeks of its scheduled Los Angeles season, originally May 8 to June 7 at the Wiltern Theatre. The Joffrey season will now open May 22. This change was prompted, in the words of the company's announcement, "to assure the safety of the dancers and the audience.
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