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September 1, 1990 | DOUGLAS SADOWNICK
Los Angeles Festival Director Peter Sellars says he had a multicultural dream he wanted to give to the local concert dance community. "How about drawing together five of L.A.'s emerging black, Asian, Latino and Anglo choreographers and offering them an unprecedented chance to make a collaborative piece for the festival?" he says. But working together hasn't been so easy, according to the five choreographers associated with the project, called the Dance Collective.
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September 1, 1990 | DOUGLAS SADOWNICK
Los Angeles Festival Director Peter Sellars says he had a multicultural dream he wanted to give to the local concert dance community. "How about drawing together five of L.A.'s emerging black, Asian, Latino and Anglo choreographers and offering them an unprecedented chance to make a collaborative piece for the festival?" he says. But working together hasn't been so easy, according to the five choreographers associated with the project, called the Dance Collective.
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May 13, 1991 | JAN BRESLAUER
What Jazz Dancers Inc.'s Dennon and Sayhber Rawles lack in choreographic imagination, they make up for in dancing talent. Unfortunately, they seem intent on doing most what they don't do best--as was the case at the Japan America Theatre over the weekend. In the premiere of "It's Alright With Us," to music by Harry Connick Jr., the talented Rawleses started off strong, only to show an astounding lapse of artistic judgment partway through.
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November 17, 1986 | CHRIS PASLES
Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers gave a mixed and not very satisfying program Saturday at the Japan America Theatre.
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May 1, 1990 | ELIZABETH ZIMMER
In the second "Twisted Spring" program, performed over the weekend at LACE, three choreographers marshalled strong visual elements to create works less interesting as dancing than as polemics about individuals and cultures in crisis.
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March 7, 1988 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
In some of its annual concerts, the UCLA Dance Company has shown itself to be more slick and sleek than it was on Friday at Royce Hall. But rarely has this academic troupe managed to pinpoint so well, intentionally or otherwise, the graphic evolution of modern dance in a program of ensemble pieces. Pop art, for instance, had no recourse to concert dance in the days of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon.
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January 23, 1989 | LEWIS SEGAL
Shallowly executed dancing is like mumbled speech: It blunts and trivializes whatever message it's delivering. In its 2-year anniversary program at the Wilshire Ebell on Friday, the locally based modern dance collective R Dance Company aimed for a statement of high achievement. Company directors Robert Whidbee and Roberta Wolin brought together choreographers and dancers reflecting the full spectrum of our multicultural community.
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March 30, 1987 | LEWIS SEGAL
The Gloria Newman company's 25th anniversary performance, Friday at Cal State Los Angeles, strikingly confirmed the qualities that have made Newman so important to the Southern California modern dance scene. Based in Orange County (and still curiously neglected by its cultural Establishment), Newman is a pioneer and a force for excellence.
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June 9, 1986 | SHELLEY BAUMSTEN
After a lull of several years, Dance/LA returned to the local concert scene Friday to present three new works at the Barnsdall Park Gallery Theatre. Some of the principals have changed, but the strongly danced program reflected a continuing commitment to individualism in repertory and ensemble values in performance. "Nothing Suite" featured the dual talents of dancer/choreographer d'Warf in a theater/dance piece that took a sly look at life in the fast lane.
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July 25, 1989 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
All the things that typically go into a potpourri like Dance Kaleidoscope '89 found their way to the Music Hall stage Sunday afternoon at Cal State L.A. There were solo dances exploring highly personal but wordless poetry. There was an agitprop lamentation that dealt with a Central American country under siege, as well as one dealing with the holocaust in our midst: AIDS.
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September 3, 1990 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Commissioned to make dances dealing with ritual in contemporary society, five Los Angeles choreographers seem to have drawn a blank. Their pieces, seen Friday night at the Wadsworth Theater, are long on confusion and short on pacing and fresh ideas. The best things that the ad-hoc Dance Collective had going for it were the skill, energy and cohesiveness of the five dancers: Suzee Goldman, Nina Lucas, Sun-Mi Jin, Frank Adams and Pip Abrigo.
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