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Gold Lamé Never Looked So Good

It seems all that glitters may be gold after all when it comes to this set of dance minds. The Gold Series No. 1, a collective of some of LA’s most elite dance intellectuals, was presented at ARC Pasadena early this November for two nights of luminous costumes and sparkling artistry. The event was simply […]

LA Grown Dance Resides This Year at the Wallis

There is nothing quite as wonderful as having a home- Jacob Jonas The Company has found one and is flourishing this season as the resident company of the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.  Comprised of a talented mix of street and studio trained dancers, Jacob Jonas The Company has garnered plenty […]

The Play of Dance at the San Pedro TriArts Festival

Louise Reichlin and Dancers/LOS ANGELES CHOREOGRAPHERS and DANCERS work tirelessly every year to coordinate and host the dance portion of the Annual San Pedro TriArts festival in early fall.  The outdoor festival (held waterside at the Harbor), features a number of local and regional dance groups from a variety of backgrounds and aesthetics. It’s a […]

Green Glitters in an EDM Dance Experiment

There is something magical about seeing a live show on a whim. There is less pressure for it to be anything other than a pleasant surprise. Yesterday afternoon I found myself itching to see a dance show. Looking online, I found Rebecca Green’s Experiment in Three Parts at Live Arts Los Angeles. Performed by a […]

Megill & Co. bring jazz back in Ventura

“What is jazz?” choreographer and performer Beth Megill asks the audience rhetorically, early on in Megill & Company’s preview performance of Jeans and Jazz at NAMBA Arts in Ventura on Feb. 25th. The playful pieces that follow don’t intend to explicitly answer the question for us, but rather embrace the themes that jazz music and […]

LA Dance Festival ends opening weekend celebrating female-driven contemporary dance

LA Dance Festival, Day 3: Saturday, March 3rd Featuring: szalt (dance co.), Sarah Elgart/Arrogant Elbow, BrockusRED, and Kybele Dance Theater Throughout March, LA Dance Festival (LADF) is presenting work by female professional and student choreographers, fringe performances, and master classes. Now in its 6th year, LADF kicked off its special ‘Rise of the Female’ program […]

Women rise and shine on second night of LA Dance Festival

LA Dance Festival, Day 2: Friday, March 2nd Featuring: Rebecca Lemme/Acts of Matter, BrockusRED, WHYTEBERG, L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, The TL Collective “Just like moons and like suns / With the certainty of tides…” and Still We Rise – even in 2018. From the Time’s Up and #metoo movements, to international women’s marches, a surge of diverse […]

LACDC’s RIFT juxtaposes fantasy and reality as it delves into the human psyche

Featuring choreography by Nathan Makolandra, Genevieve Carson, and Stephanie Zaletel, RIFT included much of what I adore about LA Contemporary Dance Company. The program was varied and well-balanced while flirting with demanding themes of the human condition as mediated by the characteristic flare of LA concert dance. Overall, RIFT was well-performed, beautifully lighted, and intimately […]

Pearson Takes the Stage . . .

The title should really read: Andrew Pearson Takes The Stage in a Self Defining Coming Out Debut Few events can tempt me out of suburbia and into the city on a Tuesday night while my semester is in full swing, but seeing Andrew Pearson in his one man show, this is a blank page. a […]

Sarah Elgart presents unique evening of dance on stage and screen in “Unicorn”

Unicorns are having a moment in pop culture, their otherworldly origins a desirable escape from reality. The mythical creature has also become synonymous with people or things that are rare or unique. Taking this trendy definition, seasoned Los Angeles choreographer Sarah Elgart can be seen as a ‘unicorn’ in the city’s dance scene herself, with […]