Tag Archives: Arts

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 Choreographers and Dancers 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 […]

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. . .

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 […]

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 […]

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/, […]

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 […]

Sophia Stoller’s Siren Haunts and Seduces at Highways

I had the privilege of seeing an installment of New Shoes 6 October 16 & 17th. New Shoes 6 is an ongoing performance series of new and in-development works dedicated to showcasing emerging and established Southern California-based choreographers, directors, and performance groups presented by Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA. Choreographers Bernard Brown, Sophia […]

Sophia Stoller’s Lock and Key is a Visual Feast

You know you are at a well-produced dance concert when you see five trees of side lighting, each with four instruments on both sides of a small black box style theater. And, this was just the beginning of an evening of design eye candy. Sophia Stoller is an MFA candidate at CalArts and her thesis […]