Performing in a space that used to be a train station and then a post office, the TL Collective comes to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bram Goldsmith Theater.
The weekend showcases two of this highly acclaimed company’s works choreographed by its founder, Micaela Taylor. Known for an innovative fusion of contemporary dance and hip-hop, the young LA-based ensemble will soon embark on a national tour, as well as an appearance at the International Festival of Performing Arts in Panama. Taylor was recently listed as one of the “25 to Watch” in the venerable Dance Magazine.
This debut production at The Wallis includes “Drift,” which explores ideas of self-growth and how to remain consistent in a world that is constantly changing, and “’90Sugar.” The latter piece is described in promotional materials as a “whimsical fantasy spin on life as a young adult in this modern world.” The dance includes spoken dialogue and movement inspired by the 1990s, the decade when the dance maker and her cohorts were born. The creator’s quickly developing artistic voice has been described in the aforementioned journal as “fresh and alive, full of contrasts and idiosyncrasies.”
In maintaining all appropriate protocols for good health, audience members will be asked to wear masks and provide vaccination or recent testing confirmation. A post-performance talk-back with members of the company will occur after Friday night’s show.
—Benn Widdey, Culture Spot LA
LOCATION: Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills 90210
TICKETS: $29-$79 (310) 746-4000 (Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Photo courtesy of TL Collective