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French Choreographer Jérôme Bel Brings “Gala” to Downtown LA

January 29, 2019 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Subscribing to the philosophy that dance is an all-inclusive activity and performance is just an extension of that, celebrated dance maker Jérôme Bel returns to Los Angeles courtesy of the Center for the Art of Performance and the Ford Theatres. His intergenerational company features 20 professional dancers, non-dancers, women and men with a range of [...]



Experimental Dance/Art at REDCAT

January 23, 2019 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Following an enthusiastic viral response to the work-in-progress showing in last summer’s New Original Works Festival at REDCAT, Sebastian Hernandez will present a fully realized run of his dance/art project, “Hypanthium,” at the downtown theater below Disney Hall this Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 24-26, at 8:30 p.m.
This evening-length premiere is described in promotional materials as [...]



Dance at the Odyssey

January 16, 2019 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Based in West LA, the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble is hosting its third annual Dance at the Odyssey festival Jan. 17 through Feb. 10. Each weekend highlights a different choreographer or company on various performance schedules.
This Thursday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 20, L.A. Contemporary Dance Company presents “The Only Constant” for shows Thursday, Friday and [...]



Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the Wallis

January 8, 2019 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Premiering new work with live music, the highly acclaimed and well-established Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Third Coast Percussion present three shows this Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 10-12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bram Goldsmith Theater of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
This collaboration between the Chicago-based quartet of Grammy Award-winning classically trained [...]



East Indian music and ballet with Lines Ballet and Alonzo King at The Wallis

October 29, 2018 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

The San Francisco-based Lines Ballet and its innovative choreographer/director, Alonzo King, together with Grammy Award-winning tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and ninth-generation Sarangi master Sabir Khan bring their centuries-old artistic foundations to merge this Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bram Goldsmith Theater of The Wallis.
This Southern California debut of the evening-length [...]



Cas Public at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

October 23, 2018 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

American modern dance pioneer Martha Graham brought her milieu to our northern neighbor in the middle of the 20th century. Like here, it was celebrated in the dance lexicon as a revolutionary means of movement expression. But Canada’s connection to this U.S.-founded art form is currently not very apparent. Our maple leaf colleague’s contemporary scene [...]



Wayne McGregor’s ‘Autobiography’ at the Ahmanson Theatre

October 2, 2018 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

British contemporary dance choreographer Wayne McGregor is bringing his “Autobiography” to the Ahmanson Theatre for two shows this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m. and a single show on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. Launching the 2018/2019 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, this Los Angeles [...]



David Rousseve’s ‘Halfway to Dawn’ at REDCAT

October 1, 2018 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Following its mission to showcase the latest high-quality creations in contemporary dance, music and theater, the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT) presents the world premiere of David Rousseve’s “Halfway to Dawn.” Shows run Thursday, Oct. 4, through Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m.
Nine modern dancers, video [...]



‘KAMP’ at REDCAT

September 18, 2018 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Continuing its mission of bringing exciting new theater, dance and music to LA audiences, the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater hosts the local premiere of “KAMP” this week. Performances run Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 20-22, at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m.
Created in 2005 and already seen and celebrated across the [...]



Veterans, Memories and Dance Theater at the New Ford in Hollywood

June 29, 2018 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

After a three-year upgrade in all aspects of the theatrical experience at this 1920s-created outdoor hillside site, the Los Angeles County-owned Ford Theatres presents the world premiere of Arianne MacBean and the Big Show Company’s “The Collective Memory Project” this Thursday and Friday, June 28-29, at 8:30 p.m.
Inspired by 13 Memory Movement Workshops held with [...]