Tag Archives: LA Dance

Kenneth Walker Dance Project Further Beautifies the Brand

Bringing dance into public spaces has wonderful benefits for communities as it reclaims spaces renewing them with beauty and meaning that can be enjoyed both by dance fans as well as casual passersby. Kenneth Walker Dance Project anointed the Brand Library and Art Center this past week as the third program in the 2023 Brand […]

Acts of Matter brings groovy party vibes to Stomping Ground with DISplay

Rebecca Lemme’s performance of DISplay at Stomping Ground was a disco hit this March. Featuring a cast of five dancers including Lemme, the evening-length work showcased Acts of Matter’s playful side as well as the ensemble’s post-modern and contact improv roots. A blend of disco balls and unabashed vulnerability, the night of dance was performed […]

Inviting Terpsichore and Apollo Back to the Heart

Classicism is not dead as proven by choreographer and director Nancy Paradis and the company members of LA Dance Moves. Back to the Heart is a feature film that documents the creation and filming of an elegant balletic work in three movements. With the intent to reunite music and dance in a shared creative experience, […]

Luminario Ballet: Dancing in the Balance Between Mortal and Immortal

Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles did what it does best in its recent performance of Heroes, Sheroes, and Eros at the Wallis this February. The aptly named performance featured larger than life stories by performers who seem invincible. The exquisite physique of the dancers was not lost on the audience and brought no shortage of […]

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: Captivating Groove and Humanizing Hope

An Untitled Love is a dance narrative of mythic proportions, told by a prophetic company of artists in the spirit of Abraham. A movement story of personal and communal transformation achieved through the relationships formed between the dancers and a deepening of the human condition. Kyle Abraham leads his company of collaborating artists in modeling a new paradigm of honest-being in the body, rich with stories and steeped in culture. 

Art Come to Life – Dancing Ink, Paper, Stone: Six Women Artists and the Language of Lithography

Review by guest writers Morpheus Kostromin and Gabe Valentine Saturday, February 11th, 2023, art sprang to life on the stage of the Norton Simon Museum, thanks to the masterful work of Nancy Evans Dance Theatre. In this premiere showing of Imprint, we experienced six pieces, each inspired by an artwork featured in the museum’s current […]

Suspended in Time/Under the Spell of the Crowd

Note: mature content. The LA Dance Project space became home away from home to a European contemporary dance theater aesthetic this fall as part of the Van Cleef & Arpels, Dance Reflections program as hosted by Museum of Contemporary Art and LADP.  On October 27th, 2022, CROWD, conceptualized and choreographed by French choreographer Gisèle Vienne, […]

MashUp hosts a festival weekend in celebration of International Women’s Day

Hosting four days of dance classes, workshops, performances, discussions and screenings, MashUp Contemporary Dance Company went big for their 6th annual festival to celebrate female identifying choreographers. Saturday March 5th featured a Break the Bias showcase of female choreographed works performed at the LA Dance Project space. I was able to attend the evening performance […]

A dance film in three parts bound / less by MashUp Contemporary Dance celebrates National Women’s Equality Day

2020 very well could be labeled the year of many dance films and 2021 is still reaping the benefits from the COVID isolation time. MashUp Contemporary Dance is a collective of beautiful female dance artists keen on making dance (and in this case dance on film) with a social justice aim. bound / less is […]

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