Author Archives | Beth Megill

Kinection Dance Project Celebrates Community and Connection

One of the wonderful things about starting LA Dance Review is that it has gotten me out to see shows I otherwise would not have known about. The reality is that there are many choices for the LA concert dance-goer and it is easy to stay in one’s own performance circle. Since founding LA Dance […]

Nancy Evans Dance Theatre Shares the ARC Stage with Friends and Family

Nancy Evans Dance Theatre presented their annual Friends/ Family/ Dance/ Festival 2015.5 October 10th and 11th at ARC in Pasadena. The event was intimate, heartfelt, and engaging, offering the Pasadena and LA dance community another glimpse into the variety within. The show opened with a pre-professional dance group, the San Pedro Ballet. Choreographed by director […]

San Pedro Threads Dance into the Community Fabric

Dancing in the sunshine of the San Pedro Ports o’ Call Village offers a dance experience that many can enjoy. This Festival of the Arts is produced for the benefit of the community with free dance, music and art events free to passersby. The dance portion was produced by long standing dance concert producer and […]

Breaking Glass LA 2015

Breaking the glass ceiling one female choreographer at a time!

If you go to your nearest dance studio, you are apt to find the majority of the students are girls. If there are young men in the classes, there is likely just one. However, when you look at the major dance companies around the world, an inequitable portion of these concerns is being lead by […]

New Work from Jessica Kondrath and Guest Artists in Sharing Spaces

This Saturday Jessica Kondrath | The Movement presented an evening of dance at MiMoDa Studio. Shared Spaces was an apt name for the performance as it featured Kondrath’s Company along side guests RE|Dance Group and Reneé Murray. The studio setting provided an intimate evening of dance with an audience on two sides of the performance […]

Home Grown @ Bootleg, the 2015 Horton Awards, and new changes in the DRC

This weekend featured the second pilot run of Home Grown at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Pentacle and the Dance Resource Center of Los Angeles, this weekend showcased a number of local dance groups including No)one. Art House, OdDancity, szalt, The Assembly, The Sunland Dancers and Danza Flricanto/USA. The event culminated on […]

NEDT Celebrates Character and Fantasy with Rennaissance Zombies and Apartment Living

For those who may mistake all LA contemporary dance as the same, I suggest you try out an NEDT performance! Nancy Evans Dance Theatre continues to pursue a unique blend of narrative based movement theater and modern dance aesthetics in a way that sets them apart from the rest. Last night’s performance at the Portico’s […]

Clairobscur Dance Company Presents Broad Choreographic Interests

by guest writer Jessica Kondrath Laurie Sefton’s Clairobscur Dance Company presented Memory Lapse, a performance consisting of three pieces; Werk Work, Obviam Somes, and Memory Lapse, at Diavolo Performance Space April 24th and 25th, 2015. With pieces created between the years of 2011 to present, one you can observe the development and broad interests of […]

LACDC Celebrates 10 years with Kate Hutter

This weekend the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company is celebrating their tenth year anniversary with a tribute to their founder, Kate Hutter. Held at the downtown LA Theater Center, last night’s performance was an opportunity for the LA dance community to honor Hutter’s vision for contemporary dance in LA, while showing selections of LACDC repertory […]

Laurie Sefton Portrays Touching Narratives in Clairobscur’s Memory Lapse

Clairobscur is an excellent example of high quality, classically based concert dance that is right here in the Los Angeles indie dance scene. The dancers must be recognized for their excellence both in technical skill and performance technique. Sefton has created a company that is mature and convincing. Saturday’s performance at Diavolo Dance Space highlighted […]