Theater and Dance

Abraham.In.Motion at the Freud Playhouse

April 4, 2018 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Returning to UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance at the Freud Playhouse, MacArthur Genius and current Visiting Professor in Residence in the university’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance Kyle Abraham brings his six-member company, Abraham.In.Motion, to perform “Dearest Home” in Westwood.
With four performances spread out over three days, Thursday through Saturday, April 5, [...]

Los Angeles Dance Project at The Wallis

April 4, 2018 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

Repertory dance companies offer audiences a chance to see a variety of choreographers’ visions in one production. It’s a great way to explore different movement aesthetics, knowing that the next dance in the program may be totally different from the one now on stage. The Los Angeles Dance Project (LADP) is that kind of a [...]

Free Tickets for Flamenco

March 12, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

The Los Angeles International Flamenco Festival presents two world-class events: Andalusian Voices – “Tempo de Luz” with Carmen Linares, Arcángel and Marina Heredia on Thursday, March 15, at 8 p.m. at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles and Del Fuego y La Memoria: Rosario Montoya “La Farruca” and Natalia Delmar “La Serrata” on Friday, [...]

Free Tickets to ‘Le Petit Chaperon Rouge’ at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

March 6, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents the Los Angeles premiere of Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), by award-winning writer-director Joël Pommerat, on March 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. We all know the story of Little Red Riding Hood and yet…
In the beautifully concise, archetypal language of fairy tales, Pommerat rewrites the steps [...]

‘Women Rising’ at the Los Angeles Dance Festival

February 27, 2018 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

Los Angeles has long been an incubator for new dance ideas in American culture. Ruth St. Denis pioneered her exotic style of appropriated movement explorations right here in the early 20th century. Isadora Duncan soon followed that by drawing away from ballet and moving softly in bare feet. Both artists began their experiments in Southern [...]

CAP UCLA Presents Ann Carlson’s ‘Doggie Hamlet’

January 30, 2018 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Theater and Dance

This Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3 and 4, at 4 p.m., envelope-pushing choreographer Ann Carlson returns to the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA to unleash her “Doggie Hamlet.” A site-specific piece to be performed at Will Rogers State Historic Park near Pacific Palisades, this new full-length work includes a cast of two [...]

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA All Over the City

January 9, 2018 | By Benn Widdey | Category: Art and Museums, Entertainment and Events, Theater and Dance

Starting Thursday, Jan. 11, and running through Sunday, Jan. 21, a slew of local performing spaces — both indoors and out — will host PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: LA/LA. An international festival of large and small-scale live art, the event features more than 75 works by Latin American and Latino artists.
With over 200 performers sharing their [...]

Review: LA Youth Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at the Alex Theatre

December 26, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

LA Youth Ballet’s first production of “The Nutcracker” at the Alex Theatre in Glendale Dec. 22 and 23 was magical. Artistic Director Andrea Paris-Gutierrez introduced the show by saying that a child’s first “Nutcracker” should be a traditional one, and this show (for which she handled concept, production and choreography) delivered a fairy-tale perfect one.
The [...]

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at A Noise Within

December 20, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

Add this to your holiday to-do list: See Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at A Noise Within. It’s only one of the best stories ever written, and in the hands of this incredibly talented classical repertory theater company, it is pure magic.
Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott have been doing this show for [...]

Review: ‘The Heart of Robin Hood’ at the Wallis

December 14, 2017 | By David Maurer | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

I’m always interested in the genesis of complex works: What was the spark? How did it develop? What collaborations were key to its success? The Heart of Robin Hood, now playing at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, has particularly unusual DNA. It’s an English myth, re-envisioned by a British screenwriter, filtered through [...]