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February 24, 1991 | ELIZABETH ZIMMER, Elizabeth Zimmer is a free-lance writer
Raiford Rogers and Victoria Koenig have dream jobs. They spend their days working with people they like and listening to their favorite music--in Rogers' case, these days, the "dream ballads" of Roy Orbison. The two artists are succeeding at something generally thought impossible: building a ballet company in Los Angeles.
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February 24, 1991 | ELIZABETH ZIMMER, Elizabeth Zimmer is a free-lance writer
Raiford Rogers and Victoria Koenig have dream jobs. They spend their days working with people they like and listening to their favorite music--in Rogers' case, these days, the "dream ballads" of Roy Orbison. The two artists are succeeding at something generally thought impossible: building a ballet company in Los Angeles.
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September 23, 1987 | CHRIS PASLES
The Orange County Philharmonic Society will present the Los Angeles Chamber Ballet's full-length production of "The Little Prince" for two performances next April 27 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa as part of the annual nationwide Imagination Celebration. The Imagination Celebration is an arts program for children founded by the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington.
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March 2, 1992 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Bella Lewitzky was the big winner Sunday when the first Lester Horton Awards were announced by the Dance Resource Center, a service organization in the arts community. The awards, an event honoring local accomplishment over the past year, were scheduled to be presented at Cal State Los Angeles.
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November 5, 2001 | SASHA ANAWALT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of the most striking aspects of Victoria Koenig's style as artistic director of Inland Pacific Ballet lies in her talent for bringing out the best in every dancer. She cares that her audience is fed enlivened, varied and balanced programs. But her reliable taste is most keenly set on making her dancers look natural in their parts. Her priorities usually mean the audience comes out the winner.
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December 20, 1999 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tiaras off to Victoria Koenig and her Inland Pacific Ballet for upping the ante on regional "Nutcrackers" this Christmas season. Indeed, Koenig, artistic director of the 6-year-old company, has fashioned a delightful--and worthy--holiday treat that held the audience in thrall Saturday at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont. Choreographed by Koenig with Laurence Blake, this "Nutcracker" was infused with an authenticity of spirit that was also supported by well-drilled dancers.
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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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May 7, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like individuals, a dance company has a life cycle. Founded in 1994, Victoria Koenig's Inland Pacific Ballet already has shot past the fledgling stage. With its production of "Coppelia" over the weekend at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont, it revels in a confident, exciting, robust youth. For all its diversity in body type, the ensemble Friday looked like a real company. It had a unified style and danced with a shared impulse, even when pushed by the fast tempos of the prerecorded music.
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April 30, 2002 | JENNIFER FISHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rounding up swans and cowboys, the Inland Pacific Ballet proved they're at home with their range on a concert that included "Swan Lake," Act 2, and Agnes de Mille's "Rodeo" Saturday night at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont. Steadily gaining a solid reputation, Inland Pacific was coming off its biggest crowd-pleaser ever, an original one-hour "Little Mermaid" ballet, which will repeat next season.
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April 17, 2013 | By Laura Bleiberg
Taking a cue from musicians, filmmakers and other independent artists, Los Angeles choreographer Raiford Rogers has launched a $7,500 fundraising campaign on the crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter for his latest ballet, “Schubert's Silence.” “As you know, arts funding is getting more and more difficult to find,” Rogers said in a phone interview. “You have to be creative and try different things. We wanted to demonstrate to our board members and our potential sponsors that we're determined.
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March 16, 1999 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Because photographs often represent a primary source in the reconstruction of lost choreographies, the relationship between camera and stage is unusually deep and complex for the American Repertory Dance Company, a locally based ensemble founded five years ago as a living archive of early 20th century dance.
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