Theater and Dance

Review: A Noise Within presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’

March 11, 2020 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

There are so many things to love about A Noise Within’s “Alice in Wonderland.” It’s the perfect escape. Croquet with upside-down flamingos, “birds” clowning around in a dry history class, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. California’s classic repertory theater company uses Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus’ play which was adapted from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice […]

Multimedia dance at REDCAT with Tabaimo and Morishita

February 18, 2020 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Without skipping a beat in its showcasing multimedia productions mixed with dance, REDCAT hosts the U.S. premiere of “Fruits borne out of rust” this Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22, at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m.  Collaboratively created and performed by internationally known Japanese visual artist Tabaimo and award-winning choreographer/dancer Maki Morishita, […]

Dance.Music/Poetry/Art Collaboration at Royce Hall

February 13, 2020 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance brings the highly acclaimed collaboration of dance, music, text (poetry) and visual design to its Royce Hall stage for only two performances this Saturday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb.16, at 3 p.m. Alpert Award-winning choreographer Pam Tanowitz, set designer Clifton Taylor (working with paintings by […]

Free Tickets to ‘I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play’

February 10, 2020 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

The Attic Collective brings its unique blend of whimsy, clowning and magical realism to Los Angeles audiences this February with its production of “I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play,” directed by Rosie Glen-Lambert. Written by The Attic Collective’s literary manager Veronica Tjioe and the company’s artistic director, Glen-Lambert, the play addresses hoarding, an American phenomenon, which is often stigmatized […]

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 […]