Author Archives | Beth Megill

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 […]

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 […]

Circles, Lines and Brilliant Design in New Dance Works by Kondrath and Ching

The ARC at Pasadena is one of a few performance venues in the LA region that continues to deliver excellence in LA dance. It is a community arts hub that owner John Pennington has much to be proud of as his facility is a cornerstone of local and affordable dance. This past Sunday, November 5/, […]

Powerful Start to the West Hollywood Dance Festival

Under the skillful direction of Chad Michael Hall, MULTIPLEX Dance spearheaded a six day dance festival in West Hollywood that culminated in a Gala performance on Saturday August 20, 2016. The evening of dance featured a number of contemporary modern dance works that highlighted the talented dancers’ physical strength and earthy expression. A particular highlight […]

Ezralow’s OPEN deftly balances dance as art and entertainment

With audiences becoming increasingly familiar with entertaining dance shows on television and less exposed to the esoteric art world of much concert dance, what is a choreographer to do? Daniel Ezralow addresses the delicate balance of making great dance that appeals to a broader audience in his evening length work OPEN, which was performed at […]

Jacob Jonas: Urban, Concert, Personal

Jacob Jonas The Company presented the Side Door Series last weekend at Los Angeles Ballet. This studio showing featured three works that encapsulate Jonas’ passion for making dances that are fresh, contemporary, and socially driven. The company of nine dancers (including Jonas as a performer) offers an array of dance techniques and styles that are […]