Dance Kaleidoscope 1996

For Immediate Release: May 6, 1996

Contact: Linda Chiavaroli

United Arts

Phone: (213) 256-7828, FAX: (213) 256-8396

or Carol Selkin

Cal State L.A. Public Affairs Director

Phone: (323) 343-3050, FAX: (323) 343-6405


Featuring 40 Companies In Five Programs

Los Angeles, CA -- May 6, 1996 -- Dance Kaleidoscope
, an annual dance festival showcasing works of choreographers
from all over Southern California, will present performances by
40 companies in five different themed programs in three distinctive
locations this summer.

On Friday, July 19, the festival will open with Body
in Luckman Theatre on the campus of California
State University, Los Angeles. The program will reveal a panorama
of expressive styles: traditional dances from Cambodia, Ireland
and the Indian state of Manipur, and Flamenco, tap, cutting edge
modern, Mexican folkloric and ballet. First Person...Present,
at Luckman Theatre on Saturday, July 20, will spotlight emerging
choreographers or known practitioners working in a new context.

Kaleidoscope will expand its presence on the west side of Los
Angeles with two additional performances on Sunday, July 21 at
the Strub Theatre on the campus of Loyola Marymount University;
last year's single performance at Loyola was sold out. Role
, showing at 2 and 7 p.m., will explore attitudes of
men and women toward each other and toward life in general.

The festival will move to the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre for
two other programs on Saturday, July 27. Dance It Up!,
a one-hour show for children and their parents at 10 a.m., will
demonstrate a spectrum of movement possibilities from ancient
Aztec ritual to contemporary jazz dance. In Crossroads,
showing at 8 p.m., six Los Angeles-based choreographers will meld
their cultural traditions -- African-American, East Indian, Jewish
and Filipino -- with '90's visions.

The following 20 artists/companies will be presented at the festival
for the very first time:

Don Bondi
Pallas Sluyter

Suchi Branfman
Lisa Townsend

Casey Carney
Allianza Ximalli-Xipetotec

Sam Donlavy
Country Knight Cloggers

Monica Favand
Dance Electric

Brian Frette
Debi Toth and Dancers

Malathi Iyengar & Rangoli Dancers
Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers

Walter Kennedy
Licia Perea y Danzantes

Kitty McNamee
Notario Dance Company

Sohini Ray
Rhapsody in Taps

Tickets for all Dance Kaleidoscope performances, except the one-hour
family show, are priced at $18 for the general public and
$12 for Dance Resource Center members, students with ID
and senior citizens. Admission to the family show is $7.

Tickets for performances at Luckman Theatre may be ordered
through TicketMaster at (213) 480-3232 or (714)

Tickets for performances at Loyola Marymount and the Ford may
be ordered through THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Dance Kaleidoscope began in 1979 and was originally presented
at the Ford Amphitheatre by the Los Angeles Area Dance Alliance
until 1985. In 1989, the Cal State L.A. Department of Theatre
Arts and Dance assumed sponsorship of the festival in co-sponsorship
with the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

Additional support for the 1996 festival has been provided by
the California Arts Council, Capezio/Ballet Makers Foundation,
Times Mirror Foundation, Loyola Marymount University and the National/State/County
Partnership of the Los Angeles County Music and Performing Arts

Luckman Theatre is on the campus of Cal State L.A., located at
the Eastern Avenue exit of the San Bernardino (10) Freeway, at
the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways. Free parking is available
on the campus.

The Strub Theatre is on the campus of Loyola Marymount University,
located on Loyola Boulevard at West 80th Street in Westchester,
six minutes north of LAX. Parking is free.

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre is a 1200-seat outdoor performance
space located in the Hollywood Hills, off the Hollywood (101)
Freeway just north of the Hollywood Bowl. On site, stacked parking
is available for $4 per vehicle. Free, non-stacked parking is
available, for evening performances only, in the Hanna-Barbera
lot at 3400 Cahuenga Blvd., 1.8 miles north of the Ford. A shuttle,
which costs $1.00 per person, runs to the Ford about every 15
minutes for 1 and 1/2 hours before curtain and immediately after
the performance.

Dance Kaleidoscope Festival schedule is as follows:

Body Language

Luckman Theatre, Cal State L.A. - July 19 at 8 p.m.

Isaacs, McCaleb & Dancers (modern)

Dance Celeste (Cambodian Classical Dance)

Sophiline Shapiro, Artistic Director

Annee Albritton (Irish Step Dancing)

Laila and Adam del Monte (Flamenco)

Michael Mizerany (modern)

Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers (modern)

Rhapsody in Taps (tap)

Linda Sohl-Donnell, Artistic Director

Sohini Ray (East Indian - Manipuri)

Charles Maple & Dancers (ballet)

Ballet Folklorico del Pacifico (Mexican folkloric)

Jose Vences and Adriana Gainey, Artistic Directors

First Person...Present

Luckman Theatre, Cal State L.A. - July 20 at 8 p.m.

Dance Electric

Veronica Apodaca-Mendonca, Artistic Director

Licia Perea y Danzantes

Walter Kennedy

Suchi Branfman

Classic Kite Tails

Rudy Perez, Artistic Director

Karen J. Woo

Sam Donlavy

Lisa Townsend

Kitty McNamee

Monica Favand

Diavolo Dance Theatre

Jacques Heim, Artistic Director

Role Play

Strub Theatre, Loyola Marymount University - July 21, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Naomi Goldberg's Los Angeles Modern Dance & Ballet

Casey Carney

Tribute to Antony Balcena

Antony Balcena's Memorial Dance, performed by Nan Friedman

Don Bondi

Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers

THE BRIDGE Dance Theatre

Phyllis Douglass, Artistic Director

Brian Frette

Notario Dance Company

Brook Notary, Artistic Director

Silayan Dance Company

Dulce Capadocia, Artistic Director

Debi Toth & Dancers

Juan Talavera and the Men of Flamenco

Dance It Up!
Narrated by Llewellyn Crain

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre - July 27 at 10 a.m. (one-hour family concert)

Allianza Ximalli-Xipetotec (Aztec tradition)

Sonia Solis-Sanchez, Artistic Director

Country Knight Cloggers

Scott Singer and Brian K. Tillis, Co-Artistic Directors

Annee Albritton (Irish Step Dancing)

Next Generation (jazz)

Marguerite Derricks, Artistic Director

Alfred Desio & Colburn Kids (tap)

Kultura Philippine Folk Arts

Celia de Fato, Artistic Director


John Anson Ford Amphitheatre - July 27 at 8 p.m.

Next Generation (jazz)

Marguerite Derricks, Artistic Director

Kayamanan Ng Lahi (Filipino)

Joel Jacinto, Artistic Director

Malathi Iyengar & Rangoli Dancers (East Indian)

Naomi Goldberg's Los Angeles Modern Dance & Ballet

Bre Dance Theatre

Clifford Breland, Artistic Director

Kultura Philippine Folk Arts

Celia de Fato, Artistic Director

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