Faces to Watch in ’95 : We’re Counting on Them : Dance
Some of them you know. Some you don’t. But the following artists, entertainers and executives have one thing in common: We’re counting on each to mae a significant impact or difference in their respective fields this year. Sure, there will be thers who make a splash, but after we talked with dozens of people who work in entertainment and the arts, these were the names mentioned most often. You might say that Jim Carrey was a face to watch in ’94, and you would be right. But, based on “Ace Ventura,” “The Mask,” and “Dumb and Dumber,” Carrey’s ’95 should bear watching. Another pair of familiar faces--Jay Leno and David Letterman--appear on our list. Why? Haven’t we looked at these guys enough? Well, truth be told, how do you know what’s going to happen to them this year? Fame can be sooooo fleeting.
Bonnie Oda Homsey
Formerly a leading dancer in the Martha Graham company, Bonnie Oda Homsey, 43, made news in April by mounting reconstructions of legendary feminist modern dance solos for a remarkable program staged in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum’s “Picasso and the Weeping Women” exhibit.
The event not only reanimated modern-dance history, but it proved historic in itself: For the first time in half a century, the Graham company allowed her dances to be presented on a bill featuring other choreographers.
On Feb. 24-25, Oda Homsey and her Los Angeles Dance Theatre offer a sequel, “The Indomitable Spirit of Woman,” at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A.
Works by Agnes de Mille, Isadora Duncan, Jane Dudley, Eve Gentry, Eleanor Campbell King, Doris Humphrey, Helen Tamiris and Graham are scheduled.
In addition, a program of group works, “Trailblazers: Dancers of Change,” will honor De Mille and Donald McKayle at the John Anson Ford Theatre on Sept. 1-2.