Theater and Dance

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 […]

Urban Bush Women at IGNITE @ the FORD

August 27, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

IGNITE @ the FORD brings another stellar dance company to its hillside Hollywood location this Friday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. Urban Bush Women, now led by Co-Artistic Directors Chanon Judson-Johnson and Samantha Speis, will present “Hair & Other Stories.” Described in promotional materials as “a radical reimagining” of the original “HairStories” (2001), the new work […]

Review: Nick Dear’s ‘Frankenstein’ at A Noise Within

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

It’s clear who the real monster is in Nick Dear’s “Frankenstein.” Hint: It’s not the guy stitched together with dead body parts. Dear’s play, which premiered at London’s Royal National Theatre in 2011, tells Mary Shelley’s story from the perspective of Victor Frankenstein’s creature. It gets its California premiere at A Noise Within in Pasadena […]

Women Rising: Dance at The Ford

August 13, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Commemorating the centennial of Congress’ passing of the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment, nine LA-based female dance-makers/companies led by women will take over the Ford Theatre in Hollywood this Friday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 p.m. “Women Rising — Choreography From the Female Perspective” is a showcase of our city’s diverse panoply of movement theater ideas curated […]

REDCAT’s NOW Festival

July 31, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

The 16th annual New Original Works Festival at REDCAT is in full swing. Described as a laboratory for cutting-edge artists in dance, music, theater and multimedia performance, this three-weekend festival highlights nine Los Angeles area practitioners exploring new and unique ideas in live theater. Pushing conventional artistic boundaries into often hard-to-label genres, three artists/groups inhabit […]

Free Tickets to ‘Bad Hamlet’

July 24, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Coin & Ghost, LA’s theatrical home for remixed mythologies, will present its latest World premiere, “Bad Hamlet,” at the end of July, as the inaugural production of its second season. The emerging theater company’s new work — devised by the ensemble and directed by Rob Adler — is an irreverent, interactive and inventive play that places Shakespeare’s […]

Rennie Harris Funkedified @ the FORD

July 18, 2019 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

Bringing hip-hop from the streets of Philadelphia to international stages and academic towers, Rennie Harris brings “Rennie Harris Funkedified” to IGNITE@The FORD for one show only, this Saturday, July 20, at 8 p.m. The movers of Rennie Harris Puremovement, the seminal Hood Lockers and LA’s own Versa-Style Dance Company are joined by a live band […]