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July 8, 2013 | By David Ng
Jeppe Hansen was a young dancer at the school run by Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, a prestigious company with an international reputation. But online, Hansen sometimes went by a different name: Jett Black, star of videos on a pornography website. The 22-year-old Hansen, who hails from Denmark, is claiming that the ballet company dismissed him from its school because of his work in pornography and that he was made to sign a letter saying that he was voluntarily withdrawing from the organization.
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July 8, 2013 | By David Ng
Jeppe Hansen was a young dancer at the school run by Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, a prestigious company with an international reputation. But online, Hansen sometimes went by a different name: Jett Black, star of videos on a pornography website. The 22-year-old Hansen, who hails from Denmark, is claiming that the ballet company dismissed him from its school because of his work in pornography and that he was made to sign a letter saying that he was voluntarily withdrawing from the organization.
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January 16, 1993 | SUSAN REITER
While there has never been a clearly established route to becoming a choreographer, the one Mark Godden has followed is more unusual than most. The 34-year-old Dallas native, resident choreographer of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, didn't even begin to study dance seriously until he was 21.
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April 16, 2003 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet of Canada is the latest arts group to cancel a tour to China because of the mysterious illness known as SARS. The Canadian ballet company had planned to take Mark Godden's critically acclaimed production of "Dracula" to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou on an 18-day tour, beginning May 25, but heeding a travel advisory issued by Health Canada, a department of the Canadian government, the company has canceled the trip.
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April 16, 2003 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet of Canada is the latest arts group to cancel a tour to China because of the mysterious illness known as SARS. The Canadian ballet company had planned to take Mark Godden's critically acclaimed production of "Dracula" to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou on an 18-day tour, beginning May 25, but heeding a travel advisory issued by Health Canada, a department of the Canadian government, the company has canceled the trip.
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January 23, 1993 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Now in its 53rd season, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet of Canada remains driven by insatiable eclecticism. Currently on a three-week U.S. tour of mostly one-night stands, it arrived at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont on Thursday with a typically daunting array of stylistic challenges. The Southland last saw the company at the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, when it served primarily as a backdrop for ballerina Evelyn Hart.
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June 18, 1990 | LEWIS SEGAL
Quick, name a ballet that ends with a young girl waking from a glittering but also menacing dream to hug her favorite doll. If you answered "The Nutcracker," you're right. If you answered "The Big Top," you're also right. Jacques Lemay's hourlong circus remake of "The Nutcracker" for Royal Winnipeg Ballet turns up on Bravo tonight at 6 and midnight, with music by Victor Davies replacing Tchaikovsky's score and designs by Mary Robinson Kerr creating a spectacular dream world.
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February 20, 1990 | Shauna Snow, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Meehan Takes Canadian Post: Australian dancer John Meehan has been named the new artistic director of Royal Winnipeg Ballet, succeeding the late Henny Jurriens. Meehan, 39, who has recently danced with the National Ballet of Canada, has also danced with the Australian Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and on Broadway.
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July 9, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Horton Foote's Tony-winning drama "The Trip to Bountiful" has once again extended its Broadway run. The production, which opened April 23 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, previously extended its 14-week run through Sept. 1, and will now close Oct. 9. The added dates could mean an early exit for Condola Rashad, who earned an Tony nomination for her role as Thelma. PHOTOS: Arts and culture by The Times Rashad is set to star opposite Orlando Bloom in "Romeo and Juliet," which begins previews Aug. 24 and marks Bloom's Broadway debut.
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January 23, 1993 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Now in its 53rd season, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet of Canada remains driven by insatiable eclecticism. Currently on a three-week U.S. tour of mostly one-night stands, it arrived at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont on Thursday with a typically daunting array of stylistic challenges. The Southland last saw the company at the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, when it served primarily as a backdrop for ballerina Evelyn Hart.
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January 16, 1993 | SUSAN REITER
While there has never been a clearly established route to becoming a choreographer, the one Mark Godden has followed is more unusual than most. The 34-year-old Dallas native, resident choreographer of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, didn't even begin to study dance seriously until he was 21.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1990 | LEWIS SEGAL
Quick, name a ballet that ends with a young girl waking from a glittering but also menacing dream to hug her favorite doll. If you answered "The Nutcracker," you're right. If you answered "The Big Top," you're also right. Jacques Lemay's hourlong circus remake of "The Nutcracker" for Royal Winnipeg Ballet turns up on Bravo tonight at 6 and midnight, with music by Victor Davies replacing Tchaikovsky's score and designs by Mary Robinson Kerr creating a spectacular dream world.
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August 31, 2003 | Lewis Segal
Since it was created in 1966, the Art Academy of Mexico has been the most important association of artists in the country, honoring achievement and innovation in architecture, art history, graphics, music, painting and sculpture -- but never dance. On Sept. 25, though, ballet choreographer Gloria Contreras will be inducted into the academy, and she plans to accept with a speech describing her attempts to upgrade the image and practice of contemporary classical dance in her native land.
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