October 25, 1999 |
Should dancer-choreographer Deborah Brockus contemplate a career switch, she could find work as a costume designer: The myriad wardrobe changes her nine-woman Brockus Project Dance Company underwent on Saturday at Cal State Long Beach's Knoebel Theater were dizzying. Too bad the program--three premieres--was not as absorbing, or as varied, as the apparel. "Edge of the Sands," a 35-minute foray into Middle Eastern exoticism, was a kind of "English Patient" meets Cirque du Soleil.
May 25, 1994 |
Ever feel like muttering "huh?" during some abstruse modern dance performance? Deborah Brockus has. She's even choreographed an ode to the obscure. * "It's my satire on inaccessible art--my piece about all the bad shows I've seen in the past 10 years," says Brockus, whose troupe performs at the Orange County High School for the Arts in Los Alamitos this weekend. "Huh--The Odyssey" is done in a deadpan sort of way.
February 3, 2002
Deborah Brockus' Spectrum: Dance in L.A. presents works by 18 choreographers Saturday and next Sunday at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood. Left: David Holland from Brockus Project Dance Company.
August 16, 2001
* Veteran rockers Aerosmith will perform Monday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8800 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, (949) 855-4515, and the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway, San Bernardino, on Aug. 24. $30 to $85. (909) 886-8742. * Ray Charles will perform next Thursday at the House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. $57.50. (714) 740-2000. Charles also performs Aug. 24 and 25 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave.
November 17, 2002 |
Deborah Brockus' dance empire is about to expand again. Brockus already runs a locally based jazz-dance ensemble (the Brockus Project Dance Company) and produces a multi-company showcase called "Spectrum: Dance in L.A." four times a year at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood. (Spectrum #13 runs Saturday and next Sunday.