May 24, 2007 |
NO venue or series offers a more exciting array of major international choreographers this summer than the Dance Camera West Film Festival, running throughout June in eight Southland locations. Works by or documentaries about such contemporary titans as Pina Bausch, William Forsythe, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Angelin Preljocaj set the seal on a schedule filled with new adventures, even as the festival enters its sixth year.
March 21, 1997 |
An exclusive Southern California appearance by Rosas, a company based in Belgium, will begin the Irvine Barclay Theatre's 1997-98 contemporary dance series Oct. 14. Rosas has been the company-in-residence at the Thea^tre de la Monnaie, Belgium's national opera house in Brussels, since 1992. Founded by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in 1983, the company succeeded the Mark Morris Dance Group after its three-year residency at the theater. The Morris company will close the Irvine series.
October 19, 1985 |
Remarkable for its fusion of European Tanztheater intensity and American post- modern formalism, Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's "Rosas Danst Rosas" opened the "Explorations III" series at the Japan America Theatre Thursday with a rigorous commitment to a somber vision.
March 17, 2013 |
Belgian choreographer-filmmaker Wim Vandekeybus' body of dance/theater works for his company Ultima Vez lends itself to evocative shorthand: There's the one with the frozen shirt (“Les Porteuses de Mauvaises Nouvelles,” 1989), the one with the eggs (“Always the Same Lies," 1990), the one with the climaxing woman (“Blush,” 2001) and dozens more. This weekend's two shows presented by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA brought a restaging -- and the Los Angeles premiere -- of his first work, the Bessie-Award-winning “What the Body Does Not Remember” (1987)
September 23, 2005 |
Starting with its title, everything about "Erase-E(x)" seems intimidating, but at bottom this hourlong presentation by a Brussels-based company named Joji Inc is a whimsical fable: a story ballet for postmoderns based on an intriguing premise drawn from art history. In 1953, the brash young Robert Rauschenberg erased a drawing by Willem de Kooning, putting his own name on the result and raising all sorts of questions about creation, destruction and the impermanence of just about everything.
October 23, 2006 |
Living women choreographers who challenge assumptions about the music of long-dead males -- that was the premise of the three-part program danced by the daring, accomplished Lyon Opera Ballet at UCLA's Royce Hall on Saturday.