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August 26, 1993 | ANNE LOUISE BANNON
Naomi Goldberg of Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet believes that not enough people are exposed to dance. So her company, which is in residence at the Hollywood Los Feliz Jewish Community Center, is having "Dance Day '93: A Celebration of Dance for the Community," on Sunday. "More than anything, it's a way we can work more closely with the community center and with the dance community," Goldberg said.
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April 7, 1998 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF
Rooted in Jewish folklore, a dybbuk is a ghost that can possess humans. Haunting and powerful, dybbuk stories teem with movement possibilities. Dancer-choreographer Naomi Goldberg, a forceful performer in her own right, has taken a tale of a girl possessed and made it more a showcase for herself than an integrated, inspired piece of choreography for her company, Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet. Because of this, "A Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds," which premiered Saturday night at Cal State L.
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November 10, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES
From wry ritual observances of death to the establishment of new community, the Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet troupe powerfully traversed important conceptual ground when introducing two new works by founder Naomi Goldberg on a program Friday at Cal State Los Angeles. Well, make that one-and-a-half works. Two sections of the new five-part "Sleepwalker's Travel Guide" were considered unready and so were omitted, according to a spokeswoman for the company.
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August 11, 1995 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
South African music has Paul Simon. Brazilian music has David Byrne. All sorts of world musics have Peter Gabriel. Klezmer--the lively music originated by Jews in medieval Europe and carried on by 20th-Century U.S. immigrants--has as its star-power advocate . . . no one. "Please discover us, someone," pleads Lorin Sklamberg, accordionist and singer for the New York-based ensemble the Klezmatics. "Recently k.d. lang said in an interview that she found out she's Jewish on her mother's side.
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September 4, 2000 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Part dance, part theater and all enchantment, Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet premiered "Twelve Dancing Princesses" Saturday at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in an ideal marriage of venue and work. An equally propitious combination of talents helped to transform this sylvan outdoor space into a glittery fairy tale for the 21st century.
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July 29, 1996 | JENNIFER FISHER
You don't have to know the mythology and context of a particular ceremony to enjoy it, but sometimes it helps. Joseph Campbell probably never said this, but it was implied when he started explaining myths and rituals to the general public on PBS. And it always comes to mind when dances with ethnic roots are featured, as they were in the last Dance Kaleidoscope '96 program, at the Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday night.
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March 31, 1994 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 1994 "Summer Nights at the Ford" performance series, running June 18-Sept. 4, will encompass 31 performances of music, opera, dance and theater by 17 Los Angeles County-based arts organizations--including expanded world arts and culture events and a new series of seven children's events, program organizers announced Wednesday.
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July 28, 2003 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
A former dancer in the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Naomi Goldberg formed Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet in 1989, pursuing a vision of community involvement that also found her working in educational contexts and for the Hollywood Neighborhood Dance Project and Performing Artists With Disabilities. More recently, she has provided choreography for plays, mostly in New York.
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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.
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July 23, 1996 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Modern dance was the first movement form to exalt individual expression--indeed to insist on it. But when a dance fails to offer viewers a way inside, it becomes a coded message: meaningful to insiders, a riddle to everyone else. Dance Kaleidoscope '96 has been full of such dances, with an 11-part program at Loyola Marymount University on Sunday adding its share.
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