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.
December 16, 2000 |
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.
May 19, 2003 |
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.
October 29, 2001 |
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.
May 11, 1999 |
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.
December 18, 1999 |
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?