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December 12, 1991 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
La Boca is about to speak. The Spanish name Sarah Elgart adopted for her new performance space translates as "the mouth"--a seemingly odd choice for a choreographer. But let Elgart explain the name's multiple meanings and you find her describing the deeper purpose of her ambitious project. " Mouth not only connotes voice, talking, but more broadly, communication," Elgart says. "This is absolutely fundamental to what we're doing here.
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December 12, 1991 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
La Boca is about to speak. The Spanish name Sarah Elgart adopted for her new performance space translates as "the mouth"--a seemingly odd choice for a choreographer. But let Elgart explain the name's multiple meanings and you find her describing the deeper purpose of her ambitious project. " Mouth not only connotes voice, talking, but more broadly, communication," Elgart says. "This is absolutely fundamental to what we're doing here.
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March 2, 1988 | DOUGLAS SADOWNICK
Sarah Elgart is ready for a fight. This gamin with high, Vogue-model cheekbones and an explosive spirit is sitting in a cafe in West Hollywood next door to EZTV, where she has just previewed her "Pearls Before Swine," a part-lyrical, part-MTV-style dance video made last spring at Robert Redford's Sundance Institute in Utah.
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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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October 16, 1985 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
Sarah Elgart explores the link between personal alienation and social aggression; there isn't a choreographer that anybody takes seriously in Los Angeles who displays a more limited range. Her canny sense of pop trends and, especially, her sullen, emaciated glamour as a dancer have made her a natural for music videos. She's been a success on the tube, a promise deferred in concert dance.
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July 25, 1986 | CHRIS PASLES
At first glance, choreographer/dancer Sarah Elgart seems a wildly unlikely candidate to create dances about personal alienation and social aggression. A strikingly attractive woman, Elgart is expressive, articulate and much in demand these days for making pop music videos. She already has 35 videos to her credit, working with artists such as Patti LaBelle, Kenny Rogers, Santana and the Pointer Sisters.
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May 12, 1989 | DOUGLAS SADOWNICK
Choreographers Nancy Lee and Melinda Ring both use cross-cultural influences in their dances to arrive at spiritual truths that they say they can attain in no other way. "In the balance between traditional Chinese dancing and raucous, athletic modern dance, I have actually developed my relationship to God," Lee says. Works by the locally based Lee and Ring will be seen during the four-night "Twisted Spring" music and dance series at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
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September 12, 1986
Ground will be broken for the $17.5 million Dance Gallery on Bunker Hill at 2:20 p.m. Sunday. Scheduled to open in 1988, the Dance Gallery, a $17.5-million project, will house a 1,000-seat theater, an as-yet unnamed institute for dance, a dance research library and a resident dance company.
NEWS
July 31, 1986
More than 30 of the nation's top artists and administrators from innovative art teaching programs in alternative settings such as correctional institutions will meet for a UCLA Extension conference Aug. 21 through 23 at 147 Dodd Hall.
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May 12, 1989 | DOUGLAS SADOWNICK
Choreographers Nancy Lee and Melinda Ring both use cross-cultural influences in their dances to arrive at spiritual truths that they say they can attain in no other way. "In the balance between traditional Chinese dancing and raucous, athletic modern dance, I have actually developed my relationship to God," Lee says. Works by the locally based Lee and Ring will be seen during the four-night "Twisted Spring" music and dance series at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
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March 2, 1988 | DOUGLAS SADOWNICK
Sarah Elgart is ready for a fight. This gamin with high, Vogue-model cheekbones and an explosive spirit is sitting in a cafe in West Hollywood next door to EZTV, where she has just previewed her "Pearls Before Swine," a part-lyrical, part-MTV-style dance video made last spring at Robert Redford's Sundance Institute in Utah.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 1986 | CHRIS PASLES
At first glance, choreographer/dancer Sarah Elgart seems a wildly unlikely candidate to create dances about personal alienation and social aggression. A strikingly attractive woman, Elgart is expressive, articulate and much in demand these days for making pop music videos. She already has 35 videos to her credit, working with artists such as Patti LaBelle, Kenny Rogers, Santana and the Pointer Sisters.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1985 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
Sarah Elgart explores the link between personal alienation and social aggression; there isn't a choreographer that anybody takes seriously in Los Angeles who displays a more limited range. Her canny sense of pop trends and, especially, her sullen, emaciated glamour as a dancer have made her a natural for music videos. She's been a success on the tube, a promise deferred in concert dance.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
Oddly paired works completed the "Twisted Spring" programs of choreographer-composer collaborations Friday at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Sarah Elgart's "Blind Faith" resembled an MTV video. Emphasis was on striking, high-gloss production values (14 trunk-size blocks of ice, moodily lit). The dancers wore military-chic costumes, nattily torn and expertly tailored. The choreography consisted of bite-sized bits of movement, often amplified into depersonalized chorus-line unisons.
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January 7, 1989
More than $81,000 in matching grants to 19 local arts organizations have been approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The grant recipients, which were recognized for innovative contributions to the cultural health of the area, include dance and music groups, inter-disciplinary and multidisciplinary organizations, theater groups, and media arts organizations.
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