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March 24, 2006 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
To exuberant bursts of music by Zoltan Kodaly, waves of CalArts dancers cross and recross a rehearsal studio under the watchful eye of Carla Maxwell, artistic director of the Jose Limon Dance Company. Maxwell is looking for students to join the troupe for three weeks to prepare for a revival of Limon's 1958 "Missa Brevis," this weekend at the Ahmanson Theatre. The company has 13 dancers; the piece requires 22. Maxwell isn't necessarily looking for a perfect Limon dancer.
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March 24, 2006 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
To exuberant bursts of music by Zoltan Kodaly, waves of CalArts dancers cross and recross a rehearsal studio under the watchful eye of Carla Maxwell, artistic director of the Jose Limon Dance Company. Maxwell is looking for students to join the troupe for three weeks to prepare for a revival of Limon's 1958 "Missa Brevis," this weekend at the Ahmanson Theatre. The company has 13 dancers; the piece requires 22. Maxwell isn't necessarily looking for a perfect Limon dancer.
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March 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
Louis Falco, a choreographer and modern dance artist who founded his own company and was celebrated worldwide for his energetic creations for films like "Fame," died Friday of AIDS. He was 50. Falco was with friends and family members at his Manhattan home, where he died at 1:20 a.m., according to Alan Sener, a personal assistant and a former principal dancer with Falco's company.
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May 10, 1998
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April 29, 1996 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
From a strongly trained, committed roster to a diverse and challenging repertory, the Jose Limon Dance Company set an imposing standard of modern dance artistry with its four-part program at Cal State L.A. on Friday. Nothing, however, eclipsed the soul and invention of a suite from Limon's own "Choreographic Offering" (1964), in which he developed motifs from works by his mentor, the late Doris Humphrey, as a tribute to her pioneer spirit.
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November 18, 2008 | Diane Haithman
The Obamas aren't the only White House visitors getting face time with the president in recent days: George W. Bush honored the nine recipients of the 2008 National Medal of the Arts, managed by the National Endowment for the Arts, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Monday. Among those presented with the medals by the president and First Lady Laura Bush were Los Angeles comic book writer and producer Stan Lee, the man behind Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and the X-Men, and Academy Award-winning songwriting brothers Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman, who wrote the music for several Disney films, including "The Jungle Book" and "The Aristocats," and won two Oscars for "Mary Poppins."
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April 8, 2002 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three choreographers obsessed with outsiders made a challenging program by the Jose Limon Dance Company surprisingly unified on Friday in the Luckman Theatre at Cal State L.A. Donald McKayle's 2001 "Cross Roads" depicted a divided society defined by costume colors.
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March 31, 2002 | JENNIFER FISHER
When a choreographer sits in a music studio, or a composer watches a dance rehearsal, both movement and sound tend to take fresh creative swerves. Or at least that was what happened when veteran dance-maker Donald McKayle and flutist-composer James Newton got together to make "Cross Roads," which has its West Coast premiere Friday night, during a two-day engagement of the Jose Limon Dance Company at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex.
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June 14, 1989 | EILEEN SONDAK
Pops concerts and outdoor musicals are standard summer fare across the country, but dance events are conspicuous by their absence in the summertime. Not so in San Diego. Although the full-fledged concert dance season takes a holiday after Friday night's performance by the Frankfurt Ballet, Terpsichore, the Muse of dance, will continue to kick up her heels in a studio setting throughout the summer--compliments of Three's Company's Lo-Tec Series. Jean Isaacs, artistic director of the city's leading modern dance troupe, has been committed to a summer dance series ever since she set up shop in San Diego more than 15 years ago. But, as she boasted in a recent interview, this summer's slate is her proudest achievement.
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April 9, 1987 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
Jose Limon Dance Company wanted to do more than survive the death of its founder-director in 1972. It set out to regenerate the whole Limon-Doris Humphrey tradition of creating forceful dance drama, says current company artistic director Carla Maxwell. "We're not a museum," Maxwell, 41, said in a recent phone interview from New York. "We respect and honor the legacy we have, but we also feel the responsibility to keep it growing."
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