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Britain’s Akram Khan Brings ‘Until the Lions’ to Culver City

October 18, 2017 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

For the first time ever on a soundstage, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center is hosting the highly acclaimed Akram Khan Company for its premiere off-campus production this Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 18 to 21, at 8 p.m. at the Culver Studios in Culver City.
“Until the Lions” is the re-imagining of an excerpt [...]



Dorrance Dance Brings 21st-Century Tap Dancing to the Wallis

October 11, 2017 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Rarely does a dance artist come around that revolutionizes the art form, but Michelle Dorrance and her company, Dorrance Dance, are doing just that. They’ll be presenting their award-winning wares at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (the Wallis) in Beverly Hills this Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 12-14, at 7:30 p.m., with a [...]



Karen Sherman’s ‘Soft Goods’ at UCLA

October 5, 2017 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

As part of the Center for the Art of Performance’s 2017-18 season at UCLA, choreographer/writer/musician/performer Karen Sherman brings the West Coast premiere of “Soft Goods” to the stage at the Freud Playhouse for one performance this Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m.
Having had 20 years of firsthand experience doing almost all of the backstage jobs [...]



LAX Performance Festival

October 3, 2017 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Los Angeles Performance Practice (LAPP) brings its Los Angeles Exchange (LAX) Festival for its fifth edition to multiple downtown locations beginning this Thursday, Oct. 5, and running through Oct. 15. In collaboration with other local, national and international presenters and performance spaces, these 10 days will highlight 44 productions created by L.A.-based artists in the [...]



Final Weekend of New Original Works Festival at REDCAT

August 9, 2017 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

The third and final weekend of the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater’s New Original Works Festival brings some highly respected and internationally renowned artists to its stage this Thursday through Saturday, August 10-12, at 8:30 p.m. Exploring new ideas in dance, performance, music, theater and multimedia, REDCAT’s three-week adventure plans to keep surprising us with [...]



REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival

July 24, 2017 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

For the 14th year since its opening, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) offers its New Original Works Festival of laboratory-like performances for three weekends starting this Thursday, July 27, and running through Aug. 12. With performances each Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m., the NOW Fest presents local artists and programs that [...]



Matthew Bourne Brings ‘Early Adventures’ to the Wallis

May 16, 2017 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Matthew Bourne is a British choreographer who likes to tell stories with movement. His UK-based company, New Adventures, has visited Los Angeles several times with productions such as an all-male “Swan Lake,” “Play Without Words” and “The Car Man.” This weekend, he brings “Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures,” a program of his first choreographies, to the [...]



Jeanine Durning in Chinatown

May 11, 2017 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Jeanine Durning is one ferocious dancer. Over the years, she’s enlivened the work of a diverse group of experimental dance makers in New York and was recently seen on the Royce Hall stage in the work of Judson Church choreographic innovator Deborah Hay. Internationally, she has served as a consultant to the Motion Bank, a [...]



Kyle Abraham Brings Abraham.In.Motion Dance to Santa Monica

May 2, 2017 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Recently relocated to the faculty at UCLA’s World Arts and Culture/Dance Department, 2013 MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham is bringing his award-winning New York-based dance company, Abraham.In.Motion to The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage this weekend for only two shows, Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Featuring the California premieres of “The Quiet [...]



Paul Taylor Dance at the Wallis in Beverly Hills

May 2, 2017 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Paul Taylor is one of the pioneers of modern dance. He showed his first choreographies in New York in 1954. Since then, his company has performed in over 500 cities in 64 countries across the globe. Having created a strong, athletic, grounded technique and a repertory of 146 dances, his impact on the art form is [...]