Theater and Dance

Dance at the Odyssey for the Next Five Weeks

January 8, 2020 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

For the fourth year running, West LA’s Odyssey Theatre Ensemble hosts its Dance at the Odyssey festival of contemporary dance starting this Friday, Jan. 10. Continuing through Sunday, Feb. 9, the series brings a different artist or company to its stage for each of the five weeks. The participating dance movers and makers range from […]

Dance Camera West Screens at REDCAT and Downtown Independent Cinema

January 6, 2020 | By | Category: Film, Theater and Dance

In its 19th year, Los Angeles’ Dance Camera West presents its screening festival of 50-plus short, experimental and documentary films this Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 9-11, at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) and Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Downtown Independent Cinema. Showcasing work from 40 nations across Asia, Europe and the Americas, the […]

Review: Imagine Project’s ‘The Tale of Turandot’ at the Colony Theatre

November 18, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

The test of a good kid’s play is whether kids like it. Of course. But the test of a great kid’s play is whether the adults that take them to see it like it too. On both of those tests, Imagine Project’s world-premiere ‘The Tale of Turandot’ deserves an A-plus. The company’s inaugural production was […]

Cas Public’s ‘Not Quite Midnight’ at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

November 5, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

For the second of its 2019-2020 season Dance Series offerings, one of LA’s centers for all things French and French-related, the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz brings the Canadian contemporary dance company Cas Public back to the West Side. Presenting the local premiere of “Not Quite Midnight,” the six dancers follow choreographer Hélène Blackburn’s interpretation of the […]

Review: Margie Gillis Dance at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

November 1, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Happily these days, living choreographers are thinking about how to hold on to what they’ve created as they age and/or pass away. George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Merce Cunningham’s respective trusts produce or license performances and screen films, and alumni continue to share their work. Paul Taylor has re-imagined his 65-year-old company as an American […]

Free Tickets to ‘My Favorite Suicide’

October 22, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Saudade Theatre, the first and only Portuguese theater company in the United States, presents the world premiere of My Favorite Suicide, written and directed by acclaimed Portuguese playwright Mickaël de Oliveira, in a coproduction with Lisbon-based theater company Colectivo 84. My Favorite Suicide is an apocalyptic play that pits society and nature against each other. One extreme situation is debated […]

L.A. Dances Festival at the Los Angeles Dance Project Home

October 8, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Internationally acclaimed and locally based, the Los Angeles Dance Project hosts a six-week contemporary dance event, the L.A. Dances Festival, at its downtown home from Sept. 26 through Nov. 24. Three distinctly different programs run Wednesday/Thursday through Saturday/Sunday nights with shows beginning at 8 p.m. The full schedule is here. Presenting 10 Los Angeles premieres […]

Review: Lilly Bright’s ‘American Standard: A Story of Enough’

September 23, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

When Lilly Bright retches on stage, you feel it in the back of your own throat. Her one-woman show, American Standard: A Story of Enough which premiered at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, follows a years-long battle with disordered eating, a journey marked with retching, laughing and crying tears of sadness and joy. Bright’s […]

Mathematics and Disney Dance Together With Invertigo Dance Theatre at The Broad Stage

September 11, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Before setting off on its national tour, Invertigo Dance Theatre will present the world premiere of “Formulae & Fairy Tales” this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13, at 7:30 p.m. at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Choreographed by the company’s Founding Artistic Director Laura Karlin in collaboration with the dancers […]

Ligia Lewis returns to REDCAT

September 10, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Opening its 2019-2020 season this weekend, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater is presenting a return visit from choreographer Ligia Lewis Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 12-14, at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. The company of three will present the Los Angeles premiere of “Water Will (in Melody),” the third of a […]