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April 10, 1991 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruth Page, a Midwestern ballerina and choreographer who designed more than 100 ballets, has died in her Chicago home. She was 92. Miss Page, an innovative and versatile choreographer credited with arranging Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev's New York debut, died of respiratory failure. A native of Indianapolis, she performed in and created chiefly opera ballets throughout the world, but made Chicago her base.
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April 10, 1991 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruth Page, a Midwestern ballerina and choreographer who designed more than 100 ballets, has died in her Chicago home. She was 92. Miss Page, an innovative and versatile choreographer credited with arranging Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev's New York debut, died of respiratory failure. A native of Indianapolis, she performed in and created chiefly opera ballets throughout the world, but made Chicago her base.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2000 | RICHARD CHRISTIANSEN, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
In the new and endearing movie "Billy Elliot," an 11-year-old boy from northeastern England decides, against all odds, that he wants to be a ballet dancer. His widowed father and older brother, both tough coal miners on strike, at first hate the very idea of Billy's dancing, believing that it means he's unmanly. But Billy, a tough and stubborn kid, perseveres and, in the end, reaches his goal. Is this a likely story?
NEWS
November 18, 1990
I'm 77 years old and just crazy about "Evening Shade." It is really funny--such a great cast and writers. Never rule it out. I love it. Ruth T. Page, North Hollywood
BOOKS
March 19, 1989
THE HELLION by LaVyrle Spencer (Jove: $4.50). Tommy Lee loves a good belt, fast cars, faster women and the well-bred, newly widowed Rachel Hollis. HARD RAIN by Peter Abrahams (Onyx: $4.50). What appears to be a routine child-custody dispute is an entirely different embranglement. KING OF THE MURGOS by David Eddings (Del Rey: $4.95). Follows "Guardians of the West"; book two of The Malloreon series. THE BEAUTIFUL ROOM IS EMPTY by Edmund White (Ballantine: $4.95).
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 1989 | Claudia Puig, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Members of the Bolshoi Ballet say the show must go on even if they have to pirouette in hand-me-downs. Ten crates of costumes and props that were supposed to arrive ahead of the 30 Bolshoi dancers who are opening today in Chicago disappeared in New York in transit, and the company is having to make do with borrowed goods. A search continues for the baggage, sent nine days ahead of time on Aeroflot, the Soviet Union's state-run airline. "We know the flight took off from Moscow, and we know it landed in the United States," said Susan Arons, a spokeswoman for Classical Artists International, which is sponsoring "The Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet" tour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2001 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Sonia Arova, a Bulgarian-born ballerina, teacher and company director with a long connection to dance in San Diego, has died. Arova, 73, died Feb. 4. She was born Sonia Errio in Sofia on June 20, 1927, began her ballet training with the Opera Ballet there, and by the age of 6 had made her debut in the opera "Manon Lescaut." The company sent her to Paris for advanced study, and her teachers included such distinguished artists as Olga Preobrajenska and Serge Lifar.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 1986 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
A nearly all-star cast dancing in an all-but-extinct ballet bouffe style makes Ruth Page's "Die Fledermaus" a highly intriguing holiday diversion tonight on PBS (Channels 28 and 15 at 8, Channels 50 and 24 at 9). Unlike Roland Petit, who made a ballet from Johann Strauss' comic opera emphasizing the constraints and fantasies of marriage--a husband's desire for free flight, a wife's to clip his wings--Page sees "Die Fledermaus" as, in her words, "delightfully silly."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2002 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mia Slavenska, one of the leading ballerinas of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, co-founder of the Slavenska-Franklin Ballet and a respected former teacher at UCLA and California Institute of the Arts, died Saturday. She was 86. Slavenska died of natural causes in an assisted-living residence in Westwood, surrounded by family and friends, said her daughter, Maria Ramas.
SPORTS
February 23, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON
What: "The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball" by Jonathan Fraser Light. McFarland & Company, Inc. Price: $75 hardcover. This book may contain more information about baseball than anyone truly needs to know. Consider an entry about Babe Ruth on page 764: "Ruth was criticized early on for wearing the same sweaty underwear both during and after the game. In response he simply stopped wearing underwear for a few years."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 1994 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Randy Duncan's dances are the choreographic equivalent of what we used to call the melting pot. Part African-influenced jazz, part American modern and part classical ballet, they manage to meld disparate styles into a surprisingly coherent whole. And that's the fun of it, says Duncan, whose "A Tri-Fling" will have its Los Angeles premiere Friday, as part of the Joffrey Ballet's Music Center engagement, which begins Tuesday.
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