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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]