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Luna Negra Dance Theatre
by Elizabeth McPherson - February 3, 2008, The New Victory Theatre, NYC
The Chicago-based Luna Negra Dance Theatre produces and presents works by Latino choreographers. The company of thirteen dancers is directed by Eduardo Vilaro, former principal dancer with Ballet Hispanico of New York. Though The New Victory Theatre is known for its programming for young people, this performance was not tailored to that audience, meaning that the dances were accessible to the young viewer, but appeared to be choreographed for a general audience.
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Jacob's Pillow: Limón Dance Company in José Limón's "There Is A Time" and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in Ohad Naharin's "Minus 16"
By S. E. Arnold - October 10, 2001, Ted Shawn Theatre, Becket, Massachusetts

Hubbard Street 2: 'Hallaig', 'I Wantchu Kool, Cuz U Blow My Mind', 'The Restless', 'Sight Unseen', 'Blues for Ann'
By Carmel Morgan - March 30, 2007, Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, Memphis, Tennessee

America's Arpino: Gerald Arpino, Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet
By Dean Speer - July, 2004 -- Reno, Nevada
"I like innovation and I like to introduce new elements into ballet. I've been often quoted as saying, 'I hate ballet and I hate pretty!' And it's true. (Laughter.) But I love dance."
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Joffrey Ballet - Diaghilev Dynasty: 'Les Noces,' 'L’Apres-midi d’un Faune,' 'Le Sacre du Printemps'
By Toba Singer - June 19, 2003, Flint Center, Cupertino, California

Robert Altman's 'The Company': Altman's take on the Joffrey is artsy, not artistic
By Mary Ellen Hunt - January, 2004
Ballet aficionados have waited since 1948’s “The Red Shoes” for a real ballet movie to be made: one that captures the beauty and struggle of the quirky, talented, intelligent people who populate this art form.
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Joffrey Ballet - 'Suite Saint-Saens,' 'I/DNA,' 'L'Air d'Esprit' and 'Light Rain'
By Art Priromprintr - June 28, 2003, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center, Los Angeles

Joffrey Ballet - 'Pas de Déesses,' 'Deuce Coupe,' 'Billboards: Sometimes It Snows In April'
By Katie Rosenfeld - October 4th, 2007, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus

From Salt Lake to Great Lake: An interview with Joffrey Ballet dancer Heather Aagard
By Dean Speer and Francis Timlin - August 15, 2005, Joffrey Ballet Headquarters, Chicago
"I grew up in Sandy, Utah – a suburb of Salt Lake City -- and began ballet with a good teacher, Linda Fenton, when I was ten years old. I went to Pacific Northwest Ballet during summers; I spent one summer at Houston Ballet, and trained at the Ballet West Academy before spending my final year of training at PNB in the Professional Division. I started dancing with the Joffrey Ballet in July of 2001."
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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago - 'counter/part,' 'Cor Perdut,' 'No More Play,' and 'Minus 16'
By S.E. Arnold - August 20-24, 2003, Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob's Pillow, Massachusetts

Luna Negra Dance Company - 'Eterno Despertar', 'Enamorados', 'The Last 12 Minutes', 'Quinceanera'
By Carmel Morgan - February 10, 2007, Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, Memphis, Tennessee

Joffrey Ballet - 'Pas des Déesses,' 'Monotones,' 'Confetti,' 'Light Rain': The Joffrey's Gamble Pays Off
By Dean Speer - July 22, 2004 -- Hilton Reno Theatre, Reno, Nevada
While the Reno Hilton Theatre might seem at first blush an odd place to have high-art ballet, it is the best stage venue in town and after seeing two shows by the Joffrey Ballet, I am most pleased to report that it works!
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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago - 'Petite Mort,' 'Kiss,' 'Diphthong,' 'Cor Perdut,' 'Full Grown Man'
By Mary Ellen Hunt - October 11, 2003, Stanford Lively Arts, Stanford University , Palo Alto , California

A Column About Columns: Joffrey Ballet's New Headquarters
By Dean Speer - August 15, 2005, Chicago

Texas Turns to Chicago: The Joffrey Ballet's Mauro Villanueva
By Dean Speer and Francis Timlin - August 15, 2005, Joffrey Ballet Headquarters, Chicago
"I’m from San Antonio, Texas. I saw Houston Ballet do “Nutcracker” when I was six and decided I wanted to try it myself. I studied at a small competition school and later, when I was ten, started more serious ballet training with Buddy and Susan Treviño. They are the directors of the Joffrey San Antonio Summer Intensive. I did this for six years".
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