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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.

INFLATABLE TRIO Premieres at the LA Skirball Cultural Center

In 2015, Lionel Popkin became the Chair of the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA where he is also a Professor of...

Versa-Style and Culture Shock Open the Third Aratani World Series

Two of LA’s most prominent Hip-Hop dance companies opened the third Aratani World Series this weekend at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center’s...

RULES OF THE GAME, a visual treat at UCLA Royce Hall

Choreographer Jonah Bokaer and Artist Daniel Arsham have been collaborating for ten years and the results are visually stunning. Performing at UCLA’s Royce Hall,...

Ken Dance Company Presents “GENESIS OF YAMATO” at the James R....

Born in Japan, Kenji Yamaguchi performed professionally throughout Asia before moving to the United States 2000 where he earned a B.F.A. from California Institute...

The Electric Lodge Concludes its Lighting Series with SECRETS OUT

Sarah Llewellyn lists herself as “an innovative performer, dancer, director, contortionist, singer, and yogi". Her production SECRETS OUT which concluded the Lighting Series at...

Highways presents Acts of Matters’ first full evening

Rebecca Lemme founded Acts of Matter in 2014. Until now, however, her company has only performed on shared programs. This was the first time...

Meg Stuart – Hunter at REDCAT

In 1994 Stuart founded her own company, Damaged Goods, and made Brussels her artistic home. Born in New Orleans and now living in Berlin,...

‘DANCE!’: Odyssey Theatre presents THE LAST ONE

This is the first season of ‘DANCE!’: Odyssey Theatre, a collaboration between the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and other dance and theater organizations. THE LAST...

Dance, Film and Performance Art at The Electric Lodge’s Lightning Series

The LIGHTNING SERIES at the Electric Lodge in Venice, California included a three-part work by UCLA’s Victoria Marks, a collaboration between Los Angeles artists...

Odyssey Theatre Opens Kaleidoscope of Dance with Mamaza Dance Collective

Based in Germany, the Mamaza Dance Collective which opened the newly formed dance series at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, was originally founded in 2009...