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Photo by Elsa Hahne -- The Emerging Choreographers. From left,Trey Mauldwin, Anna Iosipiv, Kellis Oldenburg, Gretchen Erickson.

 

 

Four dancers from the New Orleans-based resident dance company, Marigny Opera Ballet, will expand their horizons this weekend when they stag...

 

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Staging a dance performance for a group of schoolchildren in Los Angeles recently,Twyla Tharp was asked, “How long does it take to make a dance?”

 

“A lifetime,” was her response.

 

A lifetime is what Tharp has spent in the performing arts fie...

 

 

Over many centuries, the myth of Orpheus’ descent into Hades to retrieve his beloved bride, Eurydice, has inspired the works of such immortal composers as Gluck, Haydn, Liszt, Berlioz, Stravinsky and Offenbach.

 

But it was the operatic version of “L’Orfeo,” composed i...