renaissance

Dance Leader Remains in Motion

Though former Joffrey Ballet prima ballerina Jodie Gates no longer pirouettes across international dance stages, she has kept in constant motion as a choreographer, founding director of the Laguna Dance Festival and dance professor at UC Irvine. Her academic career took another...

Corrections:

The article “Dance Fest Leaps Into Spring” in the April 6 edition misidentified the company where festival directed Jodie Gates danced. She is a former principal of the Joffrey Ballet. In addition, the story mistakenly described Robert Battle as a director rather than a...

Dance Proves Enticing to Art Audiences

Every Sunday afternoon, Festival of Arts patrons briefly journey to far countries and cultures, from India to Mexico, Hawaii to Santa Ana. Recently, flamenco dancer Claudia de la Cruz and Catch Me Bird Dance Theater captivated audiences during Art in Motion: From Hip-Hop to...