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Precision Meets Humanity at the Wallis with BODYTRAFFIC

When it comes to elite contemporary concert dance in LA, it doesn’t get better than BODYTRAFFIC. The caliber of this company, its repertory, and sleek production value is akin to the biggest company names worldwide. Under the artistic direction of company founder and longtime performer, Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC is riding a wave of brilliance. . .

Agami is a Joy this season at the Wallis

Joy relishes in the contradictory nature of happiness, sits in the duplicity of living, and navigates a world of acting and being acted upon. Agami tests the edges of our tolerance to be both thrilled and entertained as she challenges us to see our fragility and hypocrisy. She holds her own cards close but gives away a rich performing art

LA Dancers and Choreographers Treat Fiesta Goers

Informal and community-minded events in temporary spaces are always a bit of a game of Russian roulette for dance companies. But, Louise Reichlin’s company Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers played it like pros at the Culver City Fiesta de Ballona last weekend. Performing works on an outdoor, temporary dance floor under a large tent, the dancers were […]

Hand gestures, body isolations, facial expressions and big battements weave together for TL Collective.

Long arms and legs fan and sweep through the air punctuating spaces between nuanced articulations of the hands, head, torso and hips. DRIFT opened the program with a cast of dancers in androngenous black slacks and jackets. . .

COVID Moves Dance Online with the San Pedro Arts Festival

The San Pedro Arts Festival directed by Louise Reichlin is presenting a digital festival in the form of two 2-hour curated programs shared for free on Vimeo. The festival as a whole features 10 dance artists in a smattering of dance styles with many falling under the contemporary concert dance umbrella. The program features works […]

Cathartic Art Shares its Mission and Art in a blend of Dance and Documentary

Cathartic Art is a collective of artists gathering together to uphold practices of compassion and transformation through dance, spoken word,  and performance art. Founded by Jill Collins and Kirsten Ajax, the self-titled film directed by Hollis-Sherman Pepe is both a media performance and an advocacy piece for the mental health.  The opening solo choreographed and […]

Love Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier

There is always something especially exciting about attending a sold-out show—not the least of which is the fact that the community came out to show its support for its local dance artists. Highways hosted the recently founded fabe Dance company in their work, Drugs Can’t Buy. The project featured 10 dancers and was the result […]

BODYTRAFFIC Delivers Dance to Ventura County

We in Ventura County are accustomed to driving into the city (Los Angeles) to see dance, so what a glorious pleasure to have excellent local dance come to us for a change! BODYTRAFFIC proved to Ventura County that dance is welcome here,

Agami Explores Edges of Discomfort in World Premiere of a blind LAdy

In the world of international contemporary dance, LA is right to celebrate its resident Gaga-based dance company, Ate9, under the direction of Danielle Agami. For those unfamiliar with the current world-wide contemporary dance trends, Gaga technique is an Israeli dance practice established by Ohad Naharin and now perpetuated by former company members such as Agami […]

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 […]