May 15, 1995 |
Thank heaven for Ann Carlson. In "Daniel Ezralow & . . . ," a 13-part showcase of pop modernism dominated by hard-sell gymnastics, this Illinois performance artist not only dared to explore natural motion, she also held a mock auction for the event, satirizing many of its expressive pretensions.
June 5, 1995 |
I am writing in response to the review (Calendar, May 15) of my dance concert "Daniel Ezralow & . . . " presented at Wadsworth Theater as part of the UCLA Performing Arts Series. It clearly was not important to the reviewer that never before and perhaps never again will audiences in Los Angeles be able to see such an eclectic group of internationally recognized dancer-choreographers assembled on stage together in the same evening.
March 23, 1998 |
Nearly naked and bathed in golden light, Daniel Ezralow stands on the stage of the Freud Playhouse at UCLA striking sculptural poses in front of a projection screen that shows a moving panorama of the antique Arena di Verona in Italy. Lush, shimmering music by Michel Colombier and slides of ancient statues that appear on additional wall screens help the 41-year-old dancer-choreographer create a classic statement of butch pulchritude: Ecce Homo--Behold the Man.
January 12, 2001
The Times' review of the dance/gymnastics work "Aeros"--created by choreographers Daniel Ezralow, Moses Pendleton and David Parsons with Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas of "Stomp" and featuring members of the Romanian national gymnastics team--would normally have covered the run's opening performance tonight for publication Saturday. Due to work still being done on the lighting of the show, the producers asked instead that reviewers attend Saturday's performance.
June 9, 1998
Irvine-based Ballet Pacifica has announced three of the four choreographers who will participate in its annual two-week Pacifica Choreographic Project, beginning July 12. They are Douglas Becker, a founding member of William Forsythe's Frankfurt Ballet; Robin Stiehm, head of her Minnesota-based Dancing People Company; and Raymond Van Mason, a principal dancer with Ballet West in Salt Lake City and founder of Out of the Wings dance company, also in Salt Lake City.
October 4, 1986 |
Whatever happened to Lina Wertmuller? A decade ago she was one of the most exciting film makers in the world, capping a series of inspired, socially conscious comedies with "Seven Beauties," in which she argued provocatively that only in chaos is there freedom. The irony is that her own hard-earned struggle for freedom as an artist has ended up in utter chaos. Wertmuller's shoot-from-the-hip style, which has always been jagged, has become so slapdash as to be downright arrogant.