September 27, 1991 |
Los Angeles-based Aman Folk Ensemble will work in modern dance for the first time beginning this spring, collaborating with New York composer-choreographer Laura Dean under the auspices of a new national dance fund. The 24-month project, which will eventually enter Aman's repertory, will be funded by Philip Morris, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.
June 19, 1995 |
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 . . .
October 7, 1993 |
During our post-modern age, Laura Dean has been supplying the dance world with clearly patterned dances of propulsively repetitious steps. Her often luminous creations have the air of folk dancing. But, as danced by Dean's own post-modern company or by the ballet companies for whom she sometimes works, these folkways resemble ones that might be done on the moon.
November 18, 1989 |
The docents at the William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom at Franklin Canyon Ranch say fall is the perfect time to be in the canyon. Fallen sycamore leaves are a foot and a half deep in many places. Seeds and cones have dropped to the ground, and animals are scurrying about to harvest them. Families can soak up all this autumnal ambiance Sunday afternoon when the classroom and many of its docents will host a family walk followed by a concert. The walks begin at 1 p.m.
August 17, 2000
10:30am & 1pm Theater California Artists Radio Theatre celebrates the 80th birthday of legendary sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury with "A Ray Bradbury Birthday Tribute," featuring performances of Bradbury's Irish play, "Anthem Sprinters"; his story "Silent Towns," from "The Martian Chronicles"; "The Sailor Home From the Seas," from his book "Machineries of Joy"; "The Ravine," his radio play from the 1950s radio series "Suspense"; and more. Bradbury will appear at the 1 p.m. show.
June 10, 1986 |
Call it a comeback. After a period of inactivity reportedly due to a debt crisis and resulting company reorganization, the Aman Folk Ensemble returned to UCLA Sunday with a triumphant reaffirmation of its mastery. Triumphs are not unusual for Aman, but solvency may be. In any case, the company reflected its new lease on life with a relaxed confidence in its material quite unlike the desperate-to-please spirit evident more than once in the past.