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October 11, 1991 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three women stand spread-eagled with their arms outstretched, brittle tension emanating from their faces and limbs. Almost immediately, male partners begin to frisk each one of them, searching every inch of the women's bodies with a mix of cold detachment and manic fervor. The women respond. One caresses her inquisitor, one fends off the contact with knife-like movements, and the last flies into a angry frenzy. This is the world of Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus.
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October 11, 1991 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three women stand spread-eagled with their arms outstretched, brittle tension emanating from their faces and limbs. Almost immediately, male partners begin to frisk each one of them, searching every inch of the women's bodies with a mix of cold detachment and manic fervor. The women respond. One caresses her inquisitor, one fends off the contact with knife-like movements, and the last flies into a angry frenzy. This is the world of Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus.
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October 9, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Over Easy, or Scrambled?: Avant-garde Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus has made an unusual request before a performance of his Ultima Vez dance company Friday and Saturday at Keck Theater, Occidental College. He's ordered 870 eggs--which will be tossed around the stage by dancers performing his "Always the Same Lies."
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May 3, 2001 | GREG KOT, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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May 28, 2006 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
THE satisfactions of dance have often been MIA at Dance Camera West, an annual local film festival obsessed, year after year, with camera and editing fripperies to the virtual exclusion of movement skill or invention. But not anymore. In its fifth edition, the monthlong event -- scheduled at venues downtown, in Westwood and in Santa Monica -- teems with strong creative collaborations between filmmakers and choreographers.
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