The Dance History Project’s goal is to observe and preserve the history of dance making and performing in Southern California. The focus is on those events and artists, past and present, whose work has been important to the field of live professional dance in Southern California. It includes the contributions of dancers, companies, educators, presenters, artistic collaborators, historians, and critics. More...
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Barbara: I'm 67 and danced with Lily Aguilar and her daughter from 5 to 15. It all started in the Belvedere Park Gym.
Bridget Murnane: Gary Bates passed away on April 14. Go to the Facebook page for words by Fred Strickler
ksylvester1967: I was so happy to have found this site. I had the privilege to study ballet at Lichine in Beverly Hills under Irina Kosmovska and Tania Lichine. The school closed in 1981 or [...]
donbondi: Don Bondi has a published book (Amazon.com) NEAR THE TOP OF THE STAIRS. It chonicles his life with particular emphisis on his varied dancing career as a teacher, choreographer, lighting designer for Kalidescope and member [...]
Denise Delgado-Torres: In honor of my mother, Rosemarie Aguilar-Delgado, I would like to acknowledge some of her dance partners, friends, and mentors: Jose Greco, Juan Talavera, Luisa Triana, Isabel Lorca, Margo, and all of the dancers affiliate [...]
Genzi: I was so delighted to find this site and see so much of my early years brought back. To Leslie Kimball; whenever I hear Schubert Impromptus I always think of you and how beautiful you [...]
cil_ortiz: I had the very good fortune to study with Carmelita Marracci in her later years. A Great teacher - we learned a heck of a lot more than dance. It's wonderful to see [...]
donbondi: Dancers in Concert was a short lived lived group who produced 2 Choreographer's Concets in 1969 and 1970. Carlton Johnson, Elsie Dunin,Ruby Milsap, EllenSiega, Don Bondi, Steven Peck,Larry Richardson were some of the dancers that [...]