The series “San Diego Dances” started with winking and whimsical warnings as dancers hit the concrete basement floor of 3rd Space, a funky hidden away working club on Park Blvd. that offered multiple levels and views. In the realm  of old health class films, a voice warned viewers to turn off cell phones and “leave photography…

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BALLETX from Philadelphia closed the ArtPower! dance season at Mandeville Thursday with outstanding performances in three works informed by lighting and shifting mood. Dramatic lighting gave Tobin Del Cuore’s Beside Myself the feel of headlights from an old Chevy truck on a country road.  Cuore was born and raised in rural Maine, so that makes sense. …

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San Diego Ballet is best known for family traditions and romantic tragedies, such as “The Nutcracker” and “Romeo Juliet.” To embrace a broader Valentine’s Day crowd, choreographer Javier Velasco created a new ballet with an irresistible title, especially if you’re a man with a pulse. In San Diego Ballet’s debut of “Don Juan” last weekend…

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An especially animated and warm crowd poured out of Copley Symphony Hall Tuesday.  Several dashed into the cool night air without a coat. Many rubbed their ears.  A nimble silver-haired woman pushing a walker remarked, “Wow, that screamed 80s,” and several young couples appeared slightly dazed.   They’d all just experienced the Joffrey Ballet’s performance…

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