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April 17, 1992 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man from Brazil and the boy from Watts face each other, squatting on their toes, arms crossed, fingers clasped. They close their eyes in prayer, then cartwheel simultaneously out onto the gym floor, where they break into an identical two-step dance, punctuated by high, graceful kicks, effortless handstands, accompanied by the twang of an odd-looking bow instrument known as a berimbau .
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1992 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man from Brazil and the boy from Watts face each other, squatting on their toes, arms crossed, fingers clasped. They close their eyes in prayer, then cartwheel simultaneously out onto the gym floor, where they break into an identical two-step dance, punctuated by high, graceful kicks, effortless handstands, accompanied by the twang of an odd-looking bow instrument known as a berimbau .
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August 27, 1993 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Only the Strong" is an "inspirational" youth movie, a vehicle for karate star Mark Dacascos, which suggests that America's high schools--or at least Miami's--are a crime-ridden chaos of disgusted teachers and buttinsky administrators, and that the streets outside are controlled by sadistic drug dealers who kill, strip cars, overact and set fire to the schools with swaggering impunity.
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December 23, 1990 | Richard Stayton, Richard Stayton, former theater critic for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, is a free-lance writer.
IT IS ALMOST NOON in rehearsal room 5C, and the cast and crew of the Los Angeles Theatre Center's 26th world premiere will soon start another day's work. An atmosphere of reverent meditation permeates this spare, windowless space. Verdi's Requiem mournfully echoes in the background. Lead actor Tom Fitzpatrick sits on the floor, shirtless, barefoot, twisting and turning his limber body into yogic positions.
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