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Conjunctive Points Dance Center
3631 Hayden Ave., Culver City, CA 90232
tel: (310) 836-3962 - fax: (310) 836-9831
email: cpdance@earthlink.net


NEWS
updated 9-14-99

NEW STUDIO !!!
Studio Rental Info.
LA ARTS OPEN HOUSE
Auditions
Faculty News
New Adult Classes
Children and Teens!!!
Jazz Tap Ensemble
aeolian ballet/LA
Paul Taylor
Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Am Repertory Dance Co
Otis Sallid
Faculty News: During the month of October, Reid Olson's Tuesday 12:45 classes will be taught by Josie Walsh. His Thursday 12:45 classes will be taught by Lisa Ebeyer.
New Classes: Beginning on September 7th, four distinguished master teachers join forces to offer modern dance classes at CPDC every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Bonnie Oda Homsey and Janet Eilber (Janet is the new Artistic Director Designate of the Graham Co.) represent the legacy of Martha Graham; Sharon Kinney performed with Twyla Tharp and Paul Taylor among others; John Pennington of the Lewitzky Dance Company; Hector Mercado of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Stella Gardiner has a new Pointe class on Fridays from 11:00 am - noon. Stella also teaches Beginning Ballet on Sundays from 9:30-11:00 am.

Kathryne Cassis is an expert on the technique of modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. CPDC students can experience her unique Duncan class on Saturdays from 2:00-3:30 pm.

Charlotte Richards has added a new Beginning Ballet class on Thursday nights from 6:30-8:00.

CPDC GETS INTO THE SWING! Learn Swing with Michael Kuka on Monday nights from 8:00-9:00 or spice up your Salsa moves on Mondays from 8:30-9:30 pm with Georgia Simon and on Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 pm with Manuel Ramos.
JTE Jazz Tap Ensemble's
Summer Tap Festival '99 was held at CPDC June 26 - July 3. Special guests Gregory Hines, Cholly Atkins, and Mark Mendonca joined JTE's Lynn Dally, Sam Weber, Jerry Kalaf, Becky Twitchell, Steve Zee, Roxane Butterfly, and Carol Christiansen.

The Festival began with JTE CONCERT UNDER THE STARS at the John Anson Ford Amphitheater and the Master Class Weekend, followed by the 6-Day Festival Workshop, 3-Day Kids On Tap & RhythmFest Youth Workshop, Cholly Atkins' Motown Workshop, and JTE Open Audition. For more information contact:
Gayle Hooks, Managing Director
Tel: 310-475-4412/Fax: 310-475-4037/Email: jtensemble@aol.com
CPDC's NEW STUDIO is prime time available. Studio D has a wood floor with state-of-the-art subflooring, a complete stereo music system and a piano. For information about renting Studio D or any of our other beautiful dance or rehearsal spaces, please contact:
Alexandra Grigorieva, Studio Administrator
phone: (310) 836-3962 / fax: (310) 836-9831
email: cpdance@earthlink.net
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AUDITIONS
To Be Announced
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B. Homsey American Repertory Dance Company and CPDC will host the first DANCE ONLY hubsite for the LA Arts Open House Festivities on Saturday, October 2 from 1:30 to 5:30 pm.

This is a FREE opportunity for the public to visit and learn more about the dancers and choreographers, who enrich our cultural landscape.

OCTOBER 2 SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES

1:30-2:00 pm Hysterica Dance Company

2:00-3:00 pm Jazz Tap Ensemble, American Repertory Dance Company (Nancy Colahan), Leonard Crofoot and Robin Palanker, American Repertory Dance Company (Michele Simmons with poet Lynne Thompson), work by Reid Olson, choreographer (ballet), Inland Pacific Ballet

3:00-3:30 pm Wakana Hanayagi and Dancers, Avaz International Dance Theater

3:30-4:00 pm Work by Jacqui and Bill Landrum, choreographers (jazz), work by Karen McDonald, choreographer (modern jazz)

4:30-5:00 pm Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival with Lisa Lock, Melissa Nunn, Paula Present, Maura Owens Townsend, Morgan Williams,and Koala Yip

For more information about ARDC, please visit their web site at http://www.ardc-la.org.
CHILDREN AND TEENS
Tap Dance for children 8 years and up is offered on Saturdays from 12:30-1:30. The instructor is Carol Christiansen of the Jazz Tap Ensemble.

Please see the Schedule of Classes for a current list of all children and teen's classes at CPDC.
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aeolian ballet/LA
photo: Frank Jackson     
aeolian ballet theatre/LA

presented a program of classical and innovative works April 16-17 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse:

Les Sylphides choreography by Michel Fokine
staged by CPDC's
Yuri Grigoriev
Spartacus Adagio choreography by Yuri Grigorovich and staged by Yuri Grigoriev
Fantasy choreography by John Clifford
staged by CPDC's
Reid Olson
Fatum choreography by CPDC's Stefan Wenta.
 
In February, the prestigious Ballet Nacional de Cuba rehearsed at CPDC during their performance engagement in Los Angeles.
The Paul Taylor Intensive Dance Workshop took place at CPDC between Mar. 28 - Apr. 3. Six dancers were chosen to learn excerpts from Taylor's Aureole (1962). The workshop was directed by Sharon Kinney, former member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and culminated with a private rehearsal with Mr. Taylor followed by a free informal showing for the dance community at the Alex Theatre on April 3.
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Conjunctive Points
Dance Center
's
CPDC logo
beautiful
new
studios
are available for rent.
trademark pending
For more information contact:
Alexandra Grigorieva, Studio Administrator
phone: (310) 836-3962 / fax: (310) 836-9831
email: cpdance@earthlink.net
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ARDC American Repertory
Dance Company
is dedicated to performing and documenting dances created by the visionaries who forged a new art form - modern dance. Company artists are:
Nancy Colahan - founding member of Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project
Bonnie Oda Homsey - former Martha Graham principal dancer
John Pennington - former Lewitzky Dance Co. principal dancer
Risa Steinberg - former Jose Limon Dance Co. principal dancer
Carole Vallesky - former Joffrey Ballet soloist
On March 13, American Repertory Dance Company, resident company of CPDC, performed at the Getty Center in conjunction with the center's "Dance and Photography" exhibition. The reviews were outstanding:
"Brilliantly infusing body-sculpture with a profound spirituality...Pennington deserved a [Edward] Weston of his own to document...his remarkable artistry."
 
"Bonnie Oda Homsey found the core of...'The Desperate Heart' (1943) in a kind of restless onrush of motion...every fluid gestural statement unlocking another memory, another loss...Homsey made us see her character's past: people and objects and incidents very real to her, and to us, on an otherwise empty stage."
Lewis Segal - Los Angeles Times
 
"She [Colahan] has the profound technical command and the powerful personality to make any dance a vehicle for her own brilliance...In Harmonica Breakdown she was at once happy-go-lucky, proud, and strangely otherworldly; what defined Tenant Of The Street was the mind-numbing lack of personality of its lost soul. Remarkable sensitivity and range."
 
"These programs aren't anything like museum exhibitions of dusty relics and curios. They're more like time-travel, living history or a treasure hunt, providing miraculous reassurance that in a perilous era for American dance, we can remain in contact with the prime creators of modernism."
John Chapman - Santa Barbara News Press
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Award-winning choreographer Otis Sallid's Spiritual: My Soul Looks Back and Wonders How I Got Over was performed at CPDC on Feb. 27-28 and Mar. 6-7.
 
The theatre work was directed and choreographed by Sallid and was produced by David Garfinkle, Jonathon Glick, Stacy Lefton-Glick, James Magidson, and Contrella Patrick-Henry. Musical direction was by Josef Powell, costumes by Ruth Carter, and Scenic Design by Tom Feelings.
The cast members were:
 
Vanessa Bell Calloway, Perry Brown, Victoria Burnett,Carol Dennis, Clinton Derricks Carroll, Charles Douglas, Aladrian Elmore, Leata Galloway, Robert Gee, Adam Jackson, John Jacquet Jr., Sabrina Johnson, Kyme, Melody Perry, Renda Pettis, Greg Poland, Louis Price, Eartha Robinson, Roberta Richey, Vermettya Royster, Ellis E. Williams, and Edna Wright.
Spiritual introduced to the audience the music of early African-American spiritual music and explored the connection between song and experience.
 
The songs, dating back to the early 1600's, were passed down from generation to generation of African Americans for more than two hundred years and have left their mark on American popular music.

Sallid's work pays homage to our African American forefathers and mothers and helps us look back at their contributions as we move forward into the new millennium.
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Conjunctive Points Dance Center
3631 Hayden Ave., Culver City, CA 90232
tel: (310) 836-3962 - fax: (310) 836-9831
email: cpdance@earthlink.net

 
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