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April 24, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES
As the only Caucasian in the mostly black Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Jonathan Riseling may seem an unlikely choice as a spokesman. But the company nonetheless recommended him as one of its young dancers most worthy of attention. "I don't feel like a token," Riseling, 26, said in a phone interview from Tumwater, Wash., where the company was performing before coming to Irvine on Thursday. "I always felt I was colorblind as well as religion-blind, sexual-preference-blind, etc.
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April 24, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES
As the only Caucasian in the mostly black Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Jonathan Riseling may seem an unlikely choice as a spokesman. But the company nonetheless recommended him as one of its young dancers most worthy of attention. "I don't feel like a token," Riseling, 26, said in a phone interview from Tumwater, Wash., where the company was performing before coming to Irvine on Thursday. "I always felt I was colorblind as well as religion-blind, sexual-preference-blind, etc.
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October 30, 1989 | CATHY CURTIS
Judith Jamison turned her head slightly and beamed one glinting, amused eye at the audience as she led her flock of 12 dancers in the evangelical fervor of the final piece on the Friday night program at Royce Hall. It was the end of a long evening of works, and despite some meandering choreography, the members of her year-old Jamison Project had distinguished themselves with intensely felt lyric energy and technical prowess.
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April 29, 1991 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After Thursday night's fervent yet elegant performance of Alvin Ailey's "Revelations" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine, it's tempting to picture the choreographer--who died a scant 15 months ago--smiling down on the company he founded, relieved that all is well. On a program devoted to works by Ailey and Broadway choreographer Donald McKayle (who is on the UC Irvine faculty), "Revelations" was the most satisfying.
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April 27, 1991 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After Thursday night's fervent yet elegant performance of Alvin Ailey's "Revelations" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, it's tempting to picture the choreographer--who died a scant 15 months ago--smiling down on the company he founded, relieved that all is well. On a program devoted to works by Ailey and Broadway choreographer Donald McKayle (who is on the UC Irvine faculty), "Revelations" was the most satisfying.
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