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Jeff Slayton

Jeff Slayton
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Jeff Slayton has had a long and influential career as a dancer, choreographer, and educator. Born in Virginia in 1945, Slayton began dancing as a child in order to correct his condition of hip dysplasia. He enjoyed a performance career in New York dancing for Merce Cunningham, Viola Farber and others. In 1978 he moved to Long Beach, CA. where began teaching at California State University, Long Beach as a part time faculty member. He became a full time faculty member in 1986 and continued to teach at CSULB until 1999. Jeff Slayton was one of the faculty members that helped design the Dance Center at CSULB as well as develop and implement the BFA, MFA and MA degree programs. While in Long Beach, he formed his own company, Jeff Slayton & Dancers, that operated from 1978 to 1983. He continues to stage works in the Southern California area. He is also the author of two books, "The Prickly Rose: A Biography of Viola Farber" and "Dancing Toward Sanity". For more information on Jeff Slayton please go to www.jeffslayton.org.

Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures at the Wallis Annenberg

British choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne is the recipient of Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and an award for Best...

Final Night of the LA Dance Festival Bursting with Talent!

The final night at the Los Angeles Dance Festival 2017 featured cutting edge/avant-garde dance, and showcased some of this city’s most promising talent. The...

Night 3 of the Los Angeles Dance Festival – “Technical...

Night three of the Los Angeles Dance Festival at the Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz was the weakest line up thus far. The heading of Technical...

Night 2 of the Los Angeles Dance Festival – Urban/Eclectic Contemporary

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A Strong Second Night of FRINGE Invigorates the Los Angeles Dance...

The second program of Fringe at the Los Angeles Dance Festival 2017 which took place at the Diavolo Dance Theatre gives one hope for...

Los Angeles Dance Festival 2017 Opens its Fifth Season at Diavolo...

This is the fifth season for the Los Angeles Dance Festival which began this week at the Diavolo Dance Theatre, located in the Artist...

The Paul Taylor Dance Company Shines at the Wallis Annenberg Center...

  Paul Taylor founded the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1954 after performing for several years with the Martha Graham company. He is one of...

ArtBark International Returns to Los Angeles with “Alma.Sama.”

ArtBark International returned to Los Angeles to present its absorbing production of Alma.Sama.: Fragments and Accents from the Life of Alma M. Karlin (1889-1950)....

An Evening of Convulsive-Experimental Performance at Highways

This is year 28 for Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. It has been the venue for new artists in dance,...

Third Season of T3THERING Hits Its Mark

The 3 in T3THERING represents the third annual collaboration between Rebecca Lemme, Artistic Director of Acts of Matter and Andrea Gise, Artistic Director of...