March 29, 1992 |
Eliot Feld began making dances while a soloist at American Ballet Theatre, making his choreographic debut in 1967 with "Harbinger," an instant triumph. He was 25. Now, after 25 years of choreographing and nearly 50 years of living, Feld says he still isn't sure when he goes into the studio to choreograph a ballet that he'll actually end up with one. So when Feld began choreographing to Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs, it never occurred to him, he said, to seek the music rights.
May 7, 2006 |
HE'S been a feisty, articulate, opinionated and prolific presence in the dance world for nearly 40 years. Ever since emerging as a choreographer in 1967 with two amazingly confident and distinctive works for American Ballet Theatre -- the bracing "Harbinger" and the profound "At Midnight" -- Eliot Feld has followed his own path and created a large repertory of diverse dances (130 and counting) that tend to defy, or redefine, traditional categorization.
May 28, 1987 |
The New York City Ballet will mount a three-week American Music Festival next spring to enlist not only choreographers from the company's extended family but several major modern and post-modern figures as well, it was announced Wednesday. Scheduled for the opening of the company's 40th anniversary season, the American Music Festival will focus on a musical concept like the four company festivals previously directed by the late George Balanchine.
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October 19, 1999 |
To the infectious lilt of an Irish folk tune, four dancers strike out on a diagonal in the Segerstrom Studio at St. Joseph Ballet's spanking-new building in Santa Ana. To the foot-tapping "River Dance"-style rhythms, they roll one leg up, shake out their shoulders, flex their arms in scarecrow poses, then lean way back and snap their fingers in supercool clicks. A new group of four bounds out for its turn. Then another, and another . . . .
April 13, 1996 |
Whatever keeps Eliot Feld forever young in his response to the world, to music and to the building blocks of choreography remains one of the happiest secrets of 20th century dance. But plenty of evidence proved the point in the final two programs by the Feld Ballets/NY, Wednesday and Thursday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
April 14, 1989 |
Although Al Germani Dance Company has made the rounds of low-tech venues over the past year, it has yet to make an official debut on the concert scene. That will change when the San Diego-based troupe performs its "Premiere Concert" at Westminster Church tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. Germani, who described the company as a "postmodern contemporary jazz dance troupe," said he founded the group as a proving ground for his own choreographic voice. The transplanted Easterner, with seven years of experience teaching, dancing and choreographing in San Diego, said his approach to dance making emphasizes "the development of expressionistic choreography which reflects as well as affects the social conscience of its viewing audience."