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The Odyssey Theater Ensemble’s home in West LA welcomes its sixth annual six-week Dance at the Odyssey Festival beginning this Friday, Jan. 13, through Sunday, Feb. 19. With different artists and artist groups in residence each week, the schedule consists of performances every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. Most of these productions include a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., but week four has no afternoon show Feb. 12, and week five presents its daytime performance on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m.

With aesthetics ranging from hip-hop to re-imagined Korean dance to incarcerated perspectives, BIPOC sources and outside-of-LA experience, the month-and-a-half event covers a wide area of movement and theatrical ground. These acts have been curated by Barbara Mueller-Wittmann and produced for the Odyssey Theatre by Mueller-Wittmann and Beth Hogan. LA Opera’s Lighting Assistant Katelan Braymer will design the lights for each ensemble.

The schedule:

Week 1: Jan. 13-15      

No)one.Art House                     

World premieres six danceworks

Week 2: Jan. 20-22      

Roya Carreras   The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Assaf Salhov     The Song of Spies

Week 3: Jan. 27-29                  

JA Collective    

5 Stories About Stage That Are Simply Untrue

Week 4: Feb. 3-4

Jessie Lee Thorne         

Topia: The Something In Between

Week 5: Feb. 10-11

Dancing Through Prison Walls              

Data Or 7 Ways To Dance A Dance Through Prison Walls                      

Week 6: Feb. 17-19

DaEun Jung      


Check out the Odyssey Theatre website for details.

—Benn Widdey, Culture Spot LA

Location:          The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90064

Tickets: $20-$80 (4 pass ticket) 

Info:                 https://odysseytheatre.com/whats-on/dance-at-the-odyssey-3/



Photo credit: No(one.ArtHouse by Matthew Brush