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November 10, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES
Janet Eilber comes to the Martha Graham vocabulary with the greatest authenticity, having been a leading dancer for Graham in the '70s. Not surprisingly, Eilber's two solos seen Friday in Thorne Hall at Occidental College mirrored that influence without demeaning or trivializing it. If anything, she extended it in a style of colloquial intimacy. Speaking and interpreting E.E.
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November 6, 2013 | By Victoria Looseleaf
"It's little known that Los Angeles is the cradle of American modern dance, so if you start with Graham, you've served up the roots of the family tree and can go anywhere from there. " Janet Eilber, talking by phone from New York, should know. The artistic director of Martha Graham Dance Company since 2005, Eilber, 62, began dancing with the troupe while still a junior at the Juilliard School. She also had roles created for her during her 10 years performing with the company. It's fitting that Martha Graham Dance Company is the inaugural presentation of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, giving three concerts over two days.  CHEAT SHEET: Fall arts preview It was, after all, in Los Angeles that Graham first became a student in 1915 at the Denishawn School on a hill just west of downtown.
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February 20, 2011 | By Scott Timberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At a distance, Martha Graham and Isamu Noguchi seem like very different creatures: The first was the product of a stern, Puritan-accented family from the mountains of Pennsylvania, the second was a Los Angeles-born, Japan-raised sculptor who strove in his work to unleash the energies of nature. Choreographer Graham was an intense, sometimes-imposing figure who spoke in portentous aphorisms; sculptor Noguchi an often-elegant, even-tempered presence. However unlikely the pairing, the two ended up sharing an artistic sensibility that led to one of the greatest and most productive creative unions of the 20th century.
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February 20, 2011 | By Scott Timberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At a distance, Martha Graham and Isamu Noguchi seem like very different creatures: The first was the product of a stern, Puritan-accented family from the mountains of Pennsylvania, the second was a Los Angeles-born, Japan-raised sculptor who strove in his work to unleash the energies of nature. Choreographer Graham was an intense, sometimes-imposing figure who spoke in portentous aphorisms; sculptor Noguchi an often-elegant, even-tempered presence. However unlikely the pairing, the two ended up sharing an artistic sensibility that led to one of the greatest and most productive creative unions of the 20th century.
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November 6, 2013 | By Victoria Looseleaf
"It's little known that Los Angeles is the cradle of American modern dance, so if you start with Graham, you've served up the roots of the family tree and can go anywhere from there. " Janet Eilber, talking by phone from New York, should know. The artistic director of Martha Graham Dance Company since 2005, Eilber, 62, began dancing with the troupe while still a junior at the Juilliard School. She also had roles created for her during her 10 years performing with the company. It's fitting that Martha Graham Dance Company is the inaugural presentation of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, giving three concerts over two days.  CHEAT SHEET: Fall arts preview It was, after all, in Los Angeles that Graham first became a student in 1915 at the Denishawn School on a hill just west of downtown.
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December 19, 1999 | KRISTIN HOHENADEL, Kristin Hohenadel is a freelance writer living in Paris
Janet Eilber walks stiffly up to the stage at the Coolidge Auditorium in the Library of Congress. She is tall and long-legged, her hair pulled high into a swingy ponytail, and, at 48, her dancer's body remains lithe and youthful. But a chronically sore hip, ground down from the high kicks, severe angular movements and sudden jolts of her years as a Martha Graham principal, is having its revenge.
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June 19, 1995 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Named after the Los Angeles-based modern dance pioneer who died in 1953, the annual Lester Horton Awards celebrate excellence in local concert-dance through voting by the membership of the Dance Resource Center service organization. On Saturday, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center hosted the fourth awards ceremony, with honoree Bella Lewitzky honoring Horton during the acceptance speech for her sustained achievement honor and reminding everyone that "this remarkable man . . .
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April 2, 1994 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A play promoting racial harmony is certainly timely, so the Los Angeles Repertory Theatre's decision to revive "Face 2 Face," a 50-minute musical with the theme "appreciate our similarities and respect our differences" makes sense.
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December 22, 2002 | Lewis Segal
Revving up for a whole new phase of its existence, the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance made official this week the working arrangement that had placed longtime Graham dancers Terese Capucilli and Christine Dakin at the head of the recently reconstituted Martha Graham Dance Company. Capucilli and Dakin both now carry the title of artistic directors of the company while remaining on the faculty at the Graham school in New York.
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November 22, 1991 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The AFI USA Independent Showcase, which over the last six months has provided one-week theatrical runs for films that have otherwise been unable to obtain regular release, concludes on a bravura note with Amy Greenfield's dazzling, demanding "Antigone/Rites of Passion" (at Laemmle's Grande downtown).
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December 19, 1999 | KRISTIN HOHENADEL, Kristin Hohenadel is a freelance writer living in Paris
Janet Eilber walks stiffly up to the stage at the Coolidge Auditorium in the Library of Congress. She is tall and long-legged, her hair pulled high into a swingy ponytail, and, at 48, her dancer's body remains lithe and youthful. But a chronically sore hip, ground down from the high kicks, severe angular movements and sudden jolts of her years as a Martha Graham principal, is having its revenge.
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November 10, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES
Janet Eilber comes to the Martha Graham vocabulary with the greatest authenticity, having been a leading dancer for Graham in the '70s. Not surprisingly, Eilber's two solos seen Friday in Thorne Hall at Occidental College mirrored that influence without demeaning or trivializing it. If anything, she extended it in a style of colloquial intimacy. Speaking and interpreting E.E.
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March 18, 1996 | LEWIS SEGAL
In its latest program of classic modern dance solos, the American Repertory Dance Company looked into what it called the "Heart of Woman" at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall on Saturday and found distinctive universal statements about the cost of survival. For instance, Jane Dudley's 1938 "Harmonica Breakdown" imaginatively depicted resilience in hard times, with Nancy Colahan executing its recurrent stiff-kneed slide-walk so powerfully that slogging through adversity seemed gloriously heroic.
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