Theater and Dance

Batsheva Dance brings ‘Venezuela’ to Royce Hall

March 12, 2019 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Acclaimed Tel Aviv-based and internationally touring contemporary dance company Batsheva Dance brings a 2017 work created by its now-Resident Choreographer and then-Artistic Director Ohad Naharin to the Royce Hall stage for two performances this Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.
Presented by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, “Venezuela” [...]



Meredith Monk’s ‘Cellular Songs’ at Royce Hall

February 26, 2019 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Creating a parallel universe both entirely human and otherworldly, Meredith Monk’s latest soundscape, “Cellular Songs,” floats down to our planet for only one performance, this Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.
Performed by the five women of the Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, this evening-length music theater piece includes [...]



Martha Graham Dance Company in Irvine and Northridge

February 25, 2019 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Though born near Pittsburgh just before the turn of the 20th century, pioneering dancer/choreographer Martha Graham spent her teenage and young adult years right here in Southern California. Moving with her family to Santa Barbara when she was 14, she saw a performance of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn in Los Angeles, moved to [...]



Ate9 Dance at the Wallis

February 12, 2019 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

On the local contemporary dance scene since 2013 and now touring across the country, the Ate9 Dance Company premieres its newest work, “a blind LAdy” in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Directed and choreographed by Israeli-born Danielle [...]



Kevin Williamson + Company at the Odyssey Dance Festival

February 6, 2019 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

The third annual Dance at the Odyssey Festival concludes this weekend with three performances by Kevin Williamson + Company on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. Williamson and a handful of collaborating movement artists will premiere “Gnarled,” a collection of duets that explore themes [...]



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 [...]



Los Angeles Youth Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

December 17, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

Internationally renowned ballet stars and prominent role models Ashley Murphy and Brooklyn Mack guest star in Los Angeles Youth Ballet’s critically acclaimed production of The Nutcracker by award-winning choreographer Andrea Paris-Gutierrez, which caps the holiday season with four performances Dec. 21 to 23 at Glendale’s Alex Theatre.
Enhancing the rich compendium of this much beloved classic, Paris-Gutierrez’s [...]