April 24, 1991 |
Choreographer Erick Hawkins, whose New York-based company is scheduled to dance tonight at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, will not appear with the troupe as announced, a company official said Tuesday. Hawkins, 82, was hospitalized for tests earlier this month after reportedly collapsing from exhaustion. He is "doing fine," said the company official, but "we just feel it's better he rest" at home before a planned tour of Asia with the troupe May 10-29.
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April 15, 2000
Lucia Dlugoszewski, 68, the artistic director of the Erick Hawkins Dance Company. Born in Detroit, Dlugoszewski began writing music at the age of 6. After training in science at Wayne State University, she moved to New York in 1949 to study music and piano. Two years later she developed the timbre piano, a conventional piano whose strings are struck with beaters and played with a variety of bows or pieces of wood, ivory and metal.
April 18, 1991 |
"Divine Hero," a new, hourlong work by pioneer American modern dance choreographer Erick Hawkins, highlights the sixth annual Imagination Celebration, an art festival geared for students, teachers and parents April 20 through 28 at venues throughout Orange County. The festival, which aims to develop community support for arts in education and provide continuing arts education for teachers, is a national program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
May 10, 1990 |
In the worlds of art or commerce, philanthropy or industry, networking can make things happen. In the neighborhood of new music, networking too often lays eggs. For example: Closing out his 19th season as artistic director of Monday Evening Concerts, Dorrance Stalvey arranged a predictable and unfascinating program of pieces by himself, Joel Thome, Karel Husa and Brian Ferneyhough.
November 25, 1994 |
Erick Hawkins--the grand old man of American dance, who burst into stardom with Martha Graham in the 1930s only to break away 20 years later to choreograph a style of his own that helped shape modern ballet--has died in New York City at 85. Associates said that Hawkins, who suffered a crippling stroke in 1988 that forced him into a wheelchair but sapped none of his vigor and enthusiasm for the art he pursued for 60 years, succumbed to prostate cancer on Wednesday after a long illness.
March 25, 1990 |
Call her Lady M. Paint him Candide. Throw in a golden-tressed Hamlet and you've got the hippest new trio in Los Angeles. "Shout and Twist," a production at the Odyssey Theatre in West Los Angeles, is a high-concept rock 'n' roll ride through a world of educated camp: puns, one-liners, madcap energy, soulful ballads, sarcastic divas, New York angst , Day-Glo makeup and truly nutzoid props. Plus the classics.