All images © Jan Deen, photographer.

Photo Gallery: Jan Deen Phototheatre

A collection of dance images of various genres through the decades, courtesy of photographer Jan Deen. This feature is currently being reworked. Please check back again in the near future. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Click on a thumbnail to jump…

The DHP Image Gallery

The following photos highlight the various genres and periods of dance in Southern California. This feature is currently being reworked. Please check back again. Click an image for a full screen view.

Notes on The Tap Renaissance

In January, 1979, the Jazz Tap Ensemble was created by three dancers and three musicians:  Lynn Dally, Camden Richman and Fred Strickler; Paul Arlanian, pianist, Tom Dannenberg, guitarist, and Keith Terry, percussionist.  They made their debut at Pacific Motion Dance…

A Chronology of Dance Kaleidoscope

A Chronology of Dance Kaleidoscope


Dance Kaleidoscope: A Personal History

It was an article in the LA Times about the state of dance in1988 and a comment from post modern choreographer Rudy Perez that first made me focus on the importance of the then defunct Dance Kaleidoscope Festival. Mr. Perez…