October 27, 2000 |
Enlisting Mikhail Baryshnikov's seven-member White Oak Dance Project and more than 50 performers from the local community, "PastForward: The Influence of the Post-Moderns" is at once the great millennial dance festival that no one in Southern California has seen fit to mount and an exciting experiment in cultural reclamation.
October 26, 2000
8pm Theater The world-renowned Gate Theatre of Dublin presents Samuel Beckett's enigmatic classic, "Waiting for Godot," about two darkly comic vagrants whiling away their time waiting for the mysterious someone who may or may not come. * "Waiting for Godot," Freud Playhouse, UCLA campus,Westwood. Today-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Ends Sunday. $40. (310) 825-2101.
October 22, 2000 |
While Mikhail Baryshnikov was just learning how to plie back in Latvia in 1962, a new group of rogue New York dancer-choreographers, called the Judson Dance Theater, was pretty much deciding that all that barre work really wasn't necessary, that anyone could perform, and ordinary movement could be just as beautiful as ballet or modern dance. And while the future Russian ballet star was learning even more proper protocols in St.
June 25, 1999 |
Standing alone on the stage of Royce Hall on Wednesday, Mikhail Baryshnikov was, as usual, putting himself at risk in a new way.
June 20, 1999 |
The first piece on the White Oak Dance Project's program at the Yale Repertory Theater this May evening is the premiere of "Vessel," by Amy O'Brien. It is danced by three of the company's five women, and it displays them with loving clarity in a set of translucent and enigmatic character studies. Raquel Aedo is a boyish, spritely looking dancer with short, dark hair and a cool inner stillness.