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.
October 17, 1999 |
New York choreographer, dance company head and teacher Eliot Feld had an epiphany more than a decade ago when he saw a group of third-graders out on a field trip. "They were so animated and excited about going somewhere," Feld said in a phone interview from his dance studios in Manhattan. "It occurred to me that there are hundreds of thousands of elementary school children in New York City, almost none of whom had an opportunity to discover if they had a talent or a passion for dancing."
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 1, 2003 |
"Pervasive economic woes" will cause Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech company in New York City to suspend operations for the 2003-04 season. In a letter to the dance troupe's friends and supporters this week, choreographer and company founder Feld said a projected deficit of $665,000 for next year led to the decision -- due in part to a continuing reduction in grants from the company's principal supporter, the LuEsther T.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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 . . . .