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December 9, 1999
* Film. A new 35-millimeter print of Orson Welles' 1963 film "The Trial," based on Franz Kafka's landmark novel, runs Dec. 17-21 at the Nuart. The film stars Anthony Perkins, Welles and Jeanne Moreau, with Perkins playing a young clerk who is arrested, tried and executed, although he never knows for what crime. The Nuart, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles. $5 to $8. (310) 478-6379. * Art. The traveling multimedia exhibition "Kerry James Marshall: Mementos" opens Dec.
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November 14, 2000 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the past, Francisco Martinez Dancetheatre has occasionally been serious to the point of near-oppressiveness. In a pleasant and quirky departure, Martinez presented a 10-part, 30-minute suite, his premiere "Nachtliche Tanze" (Night Light Dances), at Grove Theater Center on Sunday, that delighted and charmed. Indeed, the work, set to a collage of German cabaret music, left one wanting more.
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December 16, 2000 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Ballets with intriguing premises and performances but no real endings made the "Re-Percussions" program by La Danserie seem strangely incomplete at Highways Performance Space on Thursday. Clearly this local collective knows how to dance but not how to stop. Performed in three installments between other pieces, Lisa K.
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October 29, 2001 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Choreographer Patrick Frantz has some big ideas. Fortunately, he's got the talent to back them up. It was the stage of the Madrid Theatre, where the locally based collective La Danserie performed Saturday, that was, at times, too small for his vision. Frantz and five other choreographers premiered nine works, giving further proof that La Danserie is a major creative force.
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May 11, 1999 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A bouquet of dance premieres, mostly stellar, was in bloom over the weekend: On Friday, Silver Lake's Studio A doled out Cumulus '99, an annual art, poetry and dance festival now 15 years old; on Sunday, Highways Performance Space welcomed the exhilarating collective La Danserie. Choreographer-dancer Lisa K. Lock dominated the Highways evening in stamina, versatility and technique.
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December 18, 1999 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Most of the pieces by the locally based collective La Danserie end just as they're getting interesting. With splashy generative concepts and basic theatrical ploys on the table, there's a need for imaginative development--not the fast fade-outs on view Thursday at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. In Vanessa Jue's trio "Fake Heels," women in pointe shoes and lingerie dance sinewy laments, eventually going barefoot and topless as an act of liberation. But what then?
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June 24, 2002 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Instinct" proved a peculiar title for the program of strenuously overworked and anything-but-instinctual contemporary choreography Friday at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Presented by Dance LA, the evening featured 13 pieces by six choreographers--all of them relentlessly loading so many detailed technical and expressive agendas into their dances that the possibility of movement flow vanished altogether.
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December 12, 1999
MOVIES Patrick Goldstein is a Times staff writer. "Anna and the King," a fact-based story about a 19th century British governess, Anna Leonowens (Jodie Foster), hired by the King of Siam (Chow Yun-Fat) to teach his 58 children. Leonowens' experiences also inspired the musical "The King and I." Filmed in Malaysia. Opens in general release Friday.
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December 10, 2000 | JENNIFER FISHER, Jennifer Fisher is a regular contributor to Calendar
It's a recent Saturday afternoon at the Rozann-Zimmerman Ballet Center, in a Chatsworth strip mall, and the school's two windowless studios are full of dancers treading familiar and unfamiliar ground. Predictably, one room holds a circle of pony-tailed girls, twirling uncertainly to the strains of Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flowers," in preparation for their in-studio version of "The Nutcracker."
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