A History with the Aman Folk Ensemble,
Part III

Michael Alexander recalls the beginnings of the Aman Folk Ensemble, which grew from its beginnings in the early 1960s at UCLA into a major company of international distinction, recognized for its exuberant, authentic recreations of a wide variety of world…

A History with the Aman Folk Ensemble,
Part II

Michael Alexander recalls the beginnings of the Aman Folk Ensemble, which grew from its beginnings in the early 1960s at UCLA into a major company of international distinction, recognized for its exuberant, authentic recreations of a wide variety of world…

A History of the AMAN Folk Ensemble and the AVAZ International Dance Theatre

Anthony Shay is an Associate Professor of Dance at Pomona College.  He is the founder of AMAN, which became one of the largest and most influential folk dance ensembles in America.  He writes of the early history of the Los Angeles-based group, which…

The DHP Image Gallery

The following photos highlight the various genres and periods of dance in Southern California. Click an image for a full screen view.

A Chronology of Dance Kaleidoscope

A Chronology of Dance Kaleidoscope

 

A History of Mexican Folklorico in Southern California

Choreographer, artistic director, and dance advocate Gema Sandoval writes about Folklorico in the growth of this art form from its origins and how it evolved into the present day as a central expression of Mexican American culture.  One of the…

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…