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September 23, 1987 | CHRIS PASLES
The Orange County Philharmonic Society will present the Los Angeles Chamber Ballet's full-length production of "The Little Prince" for two performances next April 27 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa as part of the annual nationwide Imagination Celebration. The Imagination Celebration is an arts program for children founded by the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington.
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November 18, 1996 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF
The one-person show, though sometimes steeped in bloated confessionals, is popular theater fare. With dance, however, a solo evening can prove problematic because of stamina. Dancer-choreographer Lisa K. Lock, whose solo program "Collected Moments" was on view at LACE Friday night, demonstrated the opposite: Edgy and powerful, Lock's middle initial might very well stand for kinetic.
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December 9, 1999
* Film. A new 35-millimeter print of Orson Welles' 1963 film "The Trial," based on Franz Kafka's landmark novel, runs Dec. 17-21 at the Nuart. The film stars Anthony Perkins, Welles and Jeanne Moreau, with Perkins playing a young clerk who is arrested, tried and executed, although he never knows for what crime. The Nuart, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles. $5 to $8. (310) 478-6379. * Art. The traveling multimedia exhibition "Kerry James Marshall: Mementos" opens Dec.
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December 16, 2000 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Ballets with intriguing premises and performances but no real endings made the "Re-Percussions" program by La Danserie seem strangely incomplete at Highways Performance Space on Thursday. Clearly this local collective knows how to dance but not how to stop. Performed in three installments between other pieces, Lisa K.
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May 19, 2003 | Victoria Looseleaf, Special to The Times
It's a toss-up as to who works harder: dancer-choreographer-producer Deborah Brockus or the dozens of dancers who perform in her award-winning "Spectrum Dance in L.A." series. In any case, it's the dance community that benefits, as evidenced Saturday night at the Ivar Theatre when Spectrum #15 played to a packed house. And while not all 17 choreographers triumphed, hits happily outweighed misses.
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October 29, 2001 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Choreographer Patrick Frantz has some big ideas. Fortunately, he's got the talent to back them up. It was the stage of the Madrid Theatre, where the locally based collective La Danserie performed Saturday, that was, at times, too small for his vision. Frantz and five other choreographers premiered nine works, giving further proof that La Danserie is a major creative force.
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May 11, 1999 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A bouquet of dance premieres, mostly stellar, was in bloom over the weekend: On Friday, Silver Lake's Studio A doled out Cumulus '99, an annual art, poetry and dance festival now 15 years old; on Sunday, Highways Performance Space welcomed the exhilarating collective La Danserie. Choreographer-dancer Lisa K. Lock dominated the Highways evening in stamina, versatility and technique.
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December 18, 1999 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Most of the pieces by the locally based collective La Danserie end just as they're getting interesting. With splashy generative concepts and basic theatrical ploys on the table, there's a need for imaginative development--not the fast fade-outs on view Thursday at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. In Vanessa Jue's trio "Fake Heels," women in pointe shoes and lingerie dance sinewy laments, eventually going barefoot and topless as an act of liberation. But what then?
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February 29, 1988 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
In front of Mark Stock's atmospheric backdrop of the 4th Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles, countertenor Dennis Parnell stands wearing a scarlet cape over a dark leather-and-metal-and-fabric costume that might have graced the Chorus in Shakespeare's "Henry V."
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October 13, 1986 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
L.A. Chamber Ballet refuses to play it safe. Saturday at El Camino College, this fearless five-year-old company again took the kind of major repertory and casting risks that have led to both acclaim and misfortune in the past. Trina Nahm-Mijo's new "Wheels (2)" attempted to integrate disabled performers in wheelchairs with ballet dancers--an ambitious premise largely squandered despite the cast's skillful execution.
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