News May/June 2004


LOS ANGELES -- The Paul Taylor Dance Company will conclude the 2003-2004 "Dance at the Music Center" series on June 26 & 27 with a Mixed Repertory including the Southern California premiere of PROMETHIAN FIRE, set to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, plus "Mercurick Tidings" (music by Shubert) and "Runes" (Gerald Busby).

The Paul Taylor Dance Company is celebrating its 50th year, performing more than half of each touring season in cities throughout the United States. San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Durham all host annual seasons. The company has also performed Taylor's work in over 60 countries and has toured extensively under the aegis of the U.S. Department of State.

Call (213) 365-3500 or visit


LOS ANGELES -- The Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre and the music group Enoch Train will join forces on June 5 at the Ford Ampitheatre to mount HEARTLAND: THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE, which deals with the ways different people and cultures have been sustained through traveling across distances.

Included in the evening will be one of NBDT's signature works, "Emigre," a dance theater work based on the images and stories of refugees, exploring both the challenges immigrants endured and the dreams they sought. The piece is choreographed by Brodie and company, and is set to the music of George Crumb, Philip Glass, Eliot Goldenthasl and others.

NBDT is headed by Nannette Brodie, who choreographed and performed with the LA-based The Moving Company for eight years prior to starting her own company.

Enoch Train, based in Salt Lake City, describes itself as "eight musicians, ninety instruments, hundreds of years of folk hymn heritage" which ranges from African-American Gospel spiritual to authentic Klezmer wedding dance to a jazz interpretation of a traditional melody like "Scotland the Brave" and inspirations from hymns from around the world.

The Ford offers a number of dining options, some of which can be ordered in advance. There is onsite parking at $5 per vehicle.For tickets and information call (323) 461-3673 or click on


LOS ANGELES -- The Getty will present AN EVENING OF DANCE WITH YVONNE RAINER AND SIMONE FORTI on Sat. May 8 & 9. The two distinguished choroeographers will collaborate on works that explore the connections between dance and the visual arts, followed by a conversation with them. Presented in conjunction with the May 1 conference "Structures and Systems: Minimal Art in the United States." Tickets are $20; students/seniors $15.

News for March/April 2004
News for January/February 2004
News for November/December 2003
News for September/October 2003
News for July/August 2003
News for May/June 2003
News for March/April 2003
News for January/February 2003
News for November/December 2002
News for July 2002
News for April 2002
News for March 2002
News for February 2002
News for January 2002
News for December 2001
News for November 2001
News for October 2001
News for September 2001