November 9, 2012 |
In the arts world, they call her “the dancing philanthropist.” And now, with her latest and largest endowment to date, Glorya Kaufman has a new dance partner in the University of Southern California. Her groundbreaking gift for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will establish the first new endowment-funded school at the university in 40 years. (The last was the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, which opened in 1973 with a gift from Walter H. Annenberg.)
May 21, 1995 |
A regional company trying to earn national renown, Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet brings Kent Stowell's "Cinderella" to the Orange County Performing Arts Center (June 13-15). Stowell is best known for the production that became "Nutcracker: The Motion Picture" in 1986. Nobody dances the 19th-Century Russian classics in versions of greater choreographic authenticity than the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden--and nobody producing these ballets takes bigger gambles on design.
March 18, 1996 |
In its latest program of classic modern dance solos, the American Repertory Dance Company looked into what it called the "Heart of Woman" at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall on Saturday and found distinctive universal statements about the cost of survival. For instance, Jane Dudley's 1938 "Harmonica Breakdown" imaginatively depicted resilience in hard times, with Nancy Colahan executing its recurrent stiff-kneed slide-walk so powerfully that slogging through adversity seemed gloriously heroic.
June 19, 1995 |
Named after the Los Angeles-based modern dance pioneer who died in 1953, the annual Lester Horton Awards celebrate excellence in local concert-dance through voting by the membership of the Dance Resource Center service organization. On Saturday, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center hosted the fourth awards ceremony, with honoree Bella Lewitzky honoring Horton during the acceptance speech for her sustained achievement honor and reminding everyone that "this remarkable man . . .
March 16, 1999 |
Because photographs often represent a primary source in the reconstruction of lost choreographies, the relationship between camera and stage is unusually deep and complex for the American Repertory Dance Company, a locally based ensemble founded five years ago as a living archive of early 20th century dance.