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Kenneth Walker Dance Project Further Beautifies the Brand

Bringing dance into public spaces has wonderful benefits for communities as it reclaims spaces renewing them with beauty and meaning that can be enjoyed both by dance fans as well as casual passersby. Kenneth Walker Dance Project anointed the Brand Library and Art Center this past week as the third program in the 2023 Brand […]

Acts of Matter brings groovy party vibes to Stomping Ground with DISplay

Rebecca Lemme’s performance of DISplay at Stomping Ground was a disco hit this March. Featuring a cast of five dancers including Lemme, the evening-length work showcased Acts of Matter’s playful side as well as the ensemble’s post-modern and contact improv roots. A blend of disco balls and unabashed vulnerability, the night of dance was performed […]

Inviting Terpsichore and Apollo Back to the Heart

Classicism is not dead as proven by choreographer and director Nancy Paradis and the company members of LA Dance Moves. Back to the Heart is a feature film that documents the creation and filming of an elegant balletic work in three movements. With the intent to reunite music and dance in a shared creative experience, […]

Luminario Ballet: Dancing in the Balance Between Mortal and Immortal

Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles did what it does best in its recent performance of Heroes, Sheroes, and Eros at the Wallis this February. The aptly named performance featured larger than life stories by performers who seem invincible. The exquisite physique of the dancers was not lost on the audience and brought no shortage of […]

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: Captivating Groove and Humanizing Hope

An Untitled Love is a dance narrative of mythic proportions, told by a prophetic company of artists in the spirit of Abraham. A movement story of personal and communal transformation achieved through the relationships formed between the dancers and a deepening of the human condition. Kyle Abraham leads his company of collaborating artists in modeling a new paradigm of honest-being in the body, rich with stories and steeped in culture. 

Art Come to Life – Dancing Ink, Paper, Stone: Six Women Artists and the Language of Lithography

Review by guest writers Morpheus Kostromin and Gabe Valentine Saturday, February 11th, 2023, art sprang to life on the stage of the Norton Simon Museum, thanks to the masterful work of Nancy Evans Dance Theatre. In this premiere showing of Imprint, we experienced six pieces, each inspired by an artwork featured in the museum’s current […]

Suspended in Time/Under the Spell of the Crowd

Note: mature content. The LA Dance Project space became home away from home to a European contemporary dance theater aesthetic this fall as part of the Van Cleef & Arpels, Dance Reflections program as hosted by Museum of Contemporary Art and LADP.  On October 27th, 2022, CROWD, conceptualized and choreographed by French choreographer Gisèle Vienne, […]

Foothills Dancemakers Embrace Modern Dance Values and Aesthetics in a Contemporary World

For those familiar with popular dance trends seen on television programs, “contemporary dance” is often a crowd favorite. But, there is an important distinction to be made between American, pop-contemporary and its concert predecessor, Modern dance. This September, four Pasadena-based dance companies embraced Modern dance ideals in a shared performance that treated the audience to […]

San Pedro Arts Festival continues to bring community together in an early fall offering

Coordinated by Louise Reichlin/Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers, the San Pedro Festival of the Arts has become a standard for early fall dance in the LA area and is an excellent opportunity for a large and diverse group of dance artist to come together to share their voices and share their art with each other […]

Exploring Identity Through Media and Movement

From Laurie Sefton comes a show rich with insights about individual identity in modern times. Mythology of Self and Women, Fire and Dangerous Things, premiering at Stomping Grounds LA, delves deeply into the perspectives of various individuals as they react to their environment and circumstances.