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April 3, 2001 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Diavolo Dance Theatre was the big winner at the 10th annual Lester Horton Dance Awards on Sunday, taking home four gleaming trophies in a ceremony at the El Portal Center in North Hollywood. Next, with three awards each, came John Pennington (honored for restaging as well as dancing) and outgoing Dance Kaleidoscope producer Donald Hewitt.
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March 22, 2014 | By Steve Padilla
Rescuers searching a Washington state community devastated by a deadly mudslide said Saturday night that they had heard signs of life coming from the debris and would continue searching even as the danger of flooding rose. “We'll be here all night long doing what we can to rescue people,” Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said. Trenary, speaking at a televised news conference, did not specify what kinds of sounds had been detected. He said the search had been made difficult by the sheer devastation to the area about 40 miles north of Seattle.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1996 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It is no longer news that the 80-year-old doyenne of West Coast modern dance, Bella Lewitzky, is in the twilight year of disbanding her company. In what was billed as the company's final Long Beach performance, her troupe trotted out a quartet of all-too-familiar favorites Sunday at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the Cal State L.A. campus.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1996 | CHRIS PASLES
The clock is ticking toward the June 1997 deadline that choreographer Bella Lewitzky has set for disbanding her company. But there was no evidence of a dispirited troupe in a program of three familiar works over the weekend at Occidental College's Keck Theater. In fact, five new dancers appeared with five veterans, testifying to the appeal and vitality of Lewitzky, whose work was last seen at the college almost a year ago.
NATIONAL
March 27, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
ARLINGTON, Wash. -- Families have been assisting in the search for mudslide victims here, in at least one case recovering their loved one's body and returning to help others find relatives, according to Snohomish County Fire Chief Travis Hots. “I haven't lost hope and there's a lot of people up there who haven't,” he said. The official death toll still stands at 16, with 90 missing.  But Hots said, “I fully expect that number to go up. " He planned to announce a new tally of the dead Friday morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1995 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its first engagement since the startling news of its future demise, the Lewitzky Dance Company projected no sense of demoralization. If anything, the troupe looked especially strong and alert over the weekend in the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State Los Angeles. On Saturday, the dancers captured three distinct moods and preoccupations of founder Bella Lewitzky, who announced last Monday that she will disband the company by June, 1997, following a two-year commemoration of her work.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2003 | Jennifer Fisher, Special to The Times
On a list of dance territories worth revisiting, the recent experiments of the Jazz Tap Ensemble's Lynn Dally and a handful of border-crossing virtuosos have to be included. Her genre-mixing "Solea," first seen at Highways a few years ago, was bracing again in "Dancing Blues," Dally's hourlong entry in the C.O.L.A. series (showcasing work supported by City of Los Angeles grants) Saturday night at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1993 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Showcasing men of feeling and women of action, the second, mostly modern "Dance Kaleidoscope" program of 1993 brought a number of potent statements of sensibility to Cal State Los Angeles on Sunday. Four women's quartets traced the evolution in contemporary dance from artmaking to social priorities, beginning with the basically academic but increasingly exploratory formalism of Patricia Sandback's "Bach Dances." Fluent and tasteful, the choreography needed stronger dancing than it received.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1999 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Because photographs often represent a primary source in the reconstruction of lost choreographies, the relationship between camera and stage is unusually deep and complex for the American Repertory Dance Company, a locally based ensemble founded five years ago as a living archive of early 20th century dance.
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