Choreographer Alonzo King (San Francisco) is the founder and artistic director of LINES Ballet in San Francisco, California. King is one of the foremost innovators in contemporary ballet, adapting its forms and discipline for today’s audiences. He has created works for Alvin Ailey, the Dallas Opera
Pete co-founded 'Los Minstrels Del Diablo', a twisted audio-visual live performance 'weapon' created from the desire to experience live performance combining audio rhythmic sculpture with machine-gun paced video presentations. Modeled after the audio/visual assaults from the likes of Skinny Puppy, Em
Paul Dukas was from a French-Jewish family. He studied under Théodore Dubois and Ernest Guiraud at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he became friends with the composer Claude Debussy. After completing his studies Dukas found work as a music critic and orchestrator; he was unusually gifted in orches
Maya Plisetskaya was born in Moscow into a prominent Jewish family. She went to school in Spitsbergen, where her father worked as an engineer and mine director.
In 1938, her father was executed during the Stalinist purges, possibly because he had hired a friend who had been a secretary to Leon Tro