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July 23, 2000 | JENNIFER FISHER, Jennifer Fisher is a regular contributor to Calendar
Korean dancer-choreographer Sen Hea Ha is talking about why she shaves her head--to feel and look cleansed, serious and spiritual, it turns out. Which is something you might suspect when you see her impeccably calibrated, ritual-like solo performances. "People here think I look like a Buddhist monk or nun," she says, looking today a little like a monk or nun in a hat with down-turned brim, as she sips tea in a Koreatown cafe.
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July 23, 2000 | JENNIFER FISHER, Jennifer Fisher is a regular contributor to Calendar
Korean dancer-choreographer Sen Hea Ha is talking about why she shaves her head--to feel and look cleansed, serious and spiritual, it turns out. Which is something you might suspect when you see her impeccably calibrated, ritual-like solo performances. "People here think I look like a Buddhist monk or nun," she says, looking today a little like a monk or nun in a hat with down-turned brim, as she sips tea in a Koreatown cafe.
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July 29, 2000 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Sen Hea Ha does not give up her secrets easily. In a seven-part program at HighwaysPerformance Space in Santa Monica on Thursday, the Korean contemporary dancer and choreographer emphasized exquisitely modulated body-sculpture that incorporated images from Buddhist, Christian and Korean shamanistic rituals.
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August 8, 1994 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
On Elephanta Island, not far from Bombay, India, you can see a monumental cave-sculpture of the Hindu god Shiva. Divided vertically, the figure is half-male, half-female, symbolizing the fusion of opposites in something like the perfect marriage.
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May 15, 2000 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Not all of the works flew Friday night at the Getty Center's Harold M. Williams Auditorium in an evening entitled "Flying Solo." What did soar in this ongoing free dance series, however, were the ethnic fusion numbers of Parijat Desai and Sen Hea Ha. Carmela Hermann, the evening's third choreographer-performer, although adroit and occasionally clever, proved less successful in her choices.
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May 20, 1996 | JENNIFER FISHER
"Twisted Spring" is the name of the spring dance series at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in Hollywood, although at first glance it was not especially twisted or seasonal. But the short pieces on three evenings did seem to be straining toward different notions of ceremony, so they might be attempts at giving rites of spring a new twist. What can make a dance seem ceremonial is a grave pace and weightedness, a reverence for objects and sequencing.
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February 21, 2000 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While Howard Stern touts his latest game-show segment in which listeners vie to win dates with porn stars, and Fox TV has strangers marrying each other for looks and big bucks, Highways presented "Love Fest," two different benefit performances over the weekend. Curated by Dan Froot, Victoria Marks and Conor McTeague, the evenings included the pairing of artists from different disciplines, or "first dates."
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July 20, 2000
* Dance. Winifred R. Harris' contemporary Between Lines company looks at the metaphysical connections between conjoined twins in her "In Soul We Mate" on July 29 at 8 p.m. at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. $15 to $20. (323) GO-1-FORD. * Dance. "Incarnation" features SenHea Ha and "Exile" showcases Eko Supriyanto in a program of contemporary dance influenced by Asian traditions from July 27 to 29 at 8:30 p.m. at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St.
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November 1, 1999 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Modern dance evolved early in this century to restore the soul of Western theatrical dancing--a field then, as now, obsessed with spectacle, virtuosity and other types of display. On Saturday, veteran dancer, choreographer and teacher Marion Scott reinitiated the process with "Spirit Dances," an unusual, stimulating program at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.
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August 5, 1999
The African Village Music Festival, this year a tribute to Congolese rumba star Franco, who died 10 years ago, bridges African, Cuban and Brazilian styles with the eight-piece band of Cuban percussion master Francisco Aguabella, the bata drum-powered vocal music of Brasil Brazil, and Paris-based Congolese rumba star Madilu "System" Bialu, backed by the Soukous Stars. The Ford's upper stage will be cleared for those who can't resist the beat (who can?) and need to dance.
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August 18, 1997 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Call it a performance bazaar: the first public showcase of the international artists selected for the Asia Pacific Performance Exchange, an innovative collaborative project now in its second year at UCLA. However, innovation and collaboration weren't the focus of this free seven-part APEX sampler program, Friday at California Plaza downtown.
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