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June 28, 1998 | Rita Felciano, Rita Felciano is a San Francisco dance writer
Robert Henry Johnson is in love with the theater. He has been ever since he first stepped on stage as a 7-year-old in a children's performance of "Stagolee," a reenactment of the ballad of the Southern outlaw who killed Billy de Lyons because "he stole his Stetson hat." "I had to dance and to act. I was Stagolee, 'mean old Stagolee,' " Johnson remembers during an interview at his San Francisco rehearsal studio. "I loved it."
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June 28, 1998 | Rita Felciano, Rita Felciano is a San Francisco dance writer
Robert Henry Johnson is in love with the theater. He has been ever since he first stepped on stage as a 7-year-old in a children's performance of "Stagolee," a reenactment of the ballad of the Southern outlaw who killed Billy de Lyons because "he stole his Stetson hat." "I had to dance and to act. I was Stagolee, 'mean old Stagolee,' " Johnson remembers during an interview at his San Francisco rehearsal studio. "I loved it."
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July 10, 1998 | JENNIFER FISHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There is something irresistible about the choreography of Robert Henry Johnson, the Bay Area dance maker whose small company ended its two-week residency at Cal State Long Beach with a performance at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night.
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January 25, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES
From the creation of the world to the state of the blessed souls in paradise, the "Prime Moves" program of modern dance Saturday at the Japan America Theatre ranged with hazardous ambition from the beginning to the end of time. The eight-part evening, consisting almost entirely of solos, did include enough depressing incidents--of childhood abuse, lamentation, cringing from nameless threats--to keep the program fixed on the human, all-too-human.
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October 4, 1993 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
The major discovery of the "Black Choreographers" festival earlier this year, Winifred R. Harris brought special distinction to the final "Prime Moves" program at Cal State Los Angeles on Friday with the premiere of a women's trio titled "Like a Deer in Headlights." After an eerie gestural prologue behind a scrim, Harris and two members of her Between Lines company surged into familiar stylistic turf: a sleek, slick pop dance showpiece.
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