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"When the choreographer of a dance company consciously makes the decision to eschew excess ornamentations such as costumes, lights, and recognizable movement vocabularies, one imagines how you would even go about choreographing a dance piece. I have seen minimalist-inspired pieces that either left me utterly appalled from the work’s pretentiousness or completely in awe by the captivating choreography.  Fortunately, Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet left me completely inspired and humbled. It truly takes commitment and tenacity to produce this caliber of work.

If there is anything to be said about minimalism in dance, it is showcased through Mr. Rogers, his choreographic ideas, and his dancers. At their core, his pieces are technically demanding yet so subtle that they draw attention. For the uninitiated who may find abstract modern dance baffling, don’t wonder how it all comes together for Rogers’ company, just know that you will leave thrilled and satisfied."  Myra Joy Veluz, Stage & Cinema Magazine

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PRESS  2010 - PRESENT

Stage & Cinema (Review of Schubert’s Silence) July 4, 2013

Stage & Cinema (Article/interview) June 24, 2013

Los Angeles Times (Preview article) April 17, 2013

LA Weekly (Preview article) June 27, 2013

Los Angeles Times (Review of Preludes In a Landscape) July 15, 2012

Time Out Los Angeles (Preview article) June 29, 2012

Santa Monica Daily Press (Article) July 4, 2012

LA Weekly (Preview article) July 16, 2011

Los Angeles Times (Review of Hammerklavier) June 21, 2010

LA Weekly (Preview article) June 19, 2010

PRESS  1990-1999

Los Angeles Times (Review – Cocktails with Joey) May 17, 1999

Los Angeles Times (Review – Charms) July 19, 1998

Los Angeles Times (Review – Cocktails with Joey) August 4, 1997

L.A. Magazine (Preview article Cocktails with Joey) July 1997

LA Times (Review – Where Are you My Love?) August 15, 1995

LA Times (Preview article – Where Are You My Love?) August 6, 1995

Buzz Magazine (100 Coolest People in Los Angeles) May 1994

Los Angeles Times (Review – The Nutcracker) Dec 3, 1994

Los Angeles Times (Article – Cabin Fever) August 18, 1994

Pasadena Daily News (Review – Sleepwalk) August 6, 1993

L.A. Daily News (Review – Sleepwalk) August 6, 1993

Los Angeles Times (Preview article – Sleepwalk) July 29, 1993

Los Angeles Times (Review New Sleepwalk) July 29, 1993

 

 

PRESS  2000 - 2009

Time Out Paris (Review of Last Songs of Beethoven) June 20, 2009

Los Angeles Times (Review of Grosse Fuge) June 23, 2008

LA Weekly (Preview article) June 21, 2008

Beverly Hills Outlook (Review of Prelude in Green & Passacaglia) Aug 2007

Orange County Register (Review – Passacaglia) June 19, 2007

Orange County Register (Preview article – Transcription) June 16, 2007

Pointe Magazine (Preview article – Transciption: Chaconne) June 2006

Los Angeles Times (Review of Transcription: Chaconne) June 19, 2006

Attitude Magazine NY (Review of Transcription: Chaconne) september  2006

Orange County Register (Review of Chaconne) June 19, 2006

LA Times (Review - Wishes & Turns, Prelude, & Concertante) June 6, 2005

Orange County Register (Review – Sonata No 2) June 6,2005

 

1981-1989

Los Angeles Times (Article – NEA Fellowship Award) Jan 11, 1989

Drama-Logue (Review – Orpheus) February 30, 1988

L.A. Herald Examiner (Review- Orpheus) February 29, 1988

Los Angeles Times (Review – Orpheus) February 29, 1988

L.A. Daily News (Review – Orpheus) February 29, 1988

Los Angeles Times (Article – Little Prince) January 26, 1986

Los Angeles times (Review – Little Prince) February 3, 1986

Drama-Logue (Review – The Little Prince) February 1986

L.A. Herald Examiner (Review – The Little Prince) February 1986

Variety (Review – The Little Prince) February 1986

California Magazine (Article – The Little Prince) January 1986

L.A. Daily News (Review – The Little Prince) February 1986

Los Angeles Times (Article – Wheels) September 26, 1986

Los Angeles Times (Review – Stone or Star) May 7, 1986

Los Angeles Times (Article) May 16, 1986

Los Angeles Times (Review – Wishes and Turns) May 20, 1985

Dance Magazine (Review – Concertino)  May 1981

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Backstage NY (Review of In C and Wishes & Turns) July 22, 2004

Attitude Magazine NY (Review of In C) Fall 2004

Los Angeles Times (Review of In C) June 21, 2004

New York Times (Review of In C) July 14, 2004

Times of London (Review) June 20, 2003

Dance Europe Magazine (Article - profile) June 2003

Dance Europe Magazine (Review of In C and Cabin Fever) August 2003

Time Out London (Preview article) July 2003

Los Angeles Times (Article) June 1, 2003

Los Angeles Times (Review In C) June 9, 2003

New York Times (Preview article) August 9, 2002

New York Times (Review of In C and Cabin Fever) August 12, 2002

Los Angeles Times (Review – CF Remix) August 14, 2001

Los Angeles times (Review – Knockaround) August 21, 2000

Los Angeles Times (Review – Sleepwalk) July 20, 1992

L.A. Style (Preview article Sleepwalk) April 1992

Drama-Logue (Review – Dream Baby) July 1991

Los Angeles Times (Review – Dream Baby) July 1991

Dance Magazine (Review – Dream Baby) July, 1991

Los Angeles Times (Article – Retrospective) February 24, 1991

L.A. Reader (Review – So Nice) March 1990

L.A. Daily News (Review – So Nice) March 24, 1990

Los Angeles Times (Preview article) March 20, 1990

Los Angeles times (Review – So Nice) March 24, 1990

Drama Logue (Review – So Nice) March 1990

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