Tag Archives: LA

Malpaso Dance Company Brings a Luscious Blend of Virtuosic Dance to Los Angeles

Beautiful, connected, skilled dancing from Cuba—a luscious blend of ballet, modern, release-technique, partnering, and street dancing, providing a movement vocabulary that can say just about anything. The Music Center’s celebration of Cuban arts as one of three parts of the Getty’s Far-Reaching Arts Program presents Malpaso Dance Company (Malpaso) in its Los Angeles debut. Malpaso, […]

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 […]

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 […]

B I R D S E Y E Creates a Familiar World in a New Space

Leslie Scott founded her company BodyArt in New York in 2005, and is now pursuing her graduate degree in dance at California Institute of the Arts. This evening’s work was conceptually outside the box, and physically inside the box as it was an installation piece set in a courtyard on the Cal Arts campus. Collaborating […]

Keith Glassman Returns with Coffeehouse Dance IV

The first in a series of three coffee shop locations, the Santa Monica café Unurban was a quirky and dynamic location for a dance performance. I attended Keith Glassman’s Coffeehouse Dances last year and enjoyed the diversity, the mixed media, and the hip feel of seeing dance in public, amidst the locals and passersby. This […]

Pat Taylor’s JazzAntiqua Premiers Song in a Strange Land

Pat Taylor’s JazzAntiqua dance and music ensemble performed its latest work, Song in a Strange Land, Saturday night at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. What an infectious blend of rhythm and storytelling! The show charmed a full house, which responded with lively applause, hooping and hollering and a final standing ovation. JazzAntiqua is an […]

Speak Hill Dance Debut: This Is Me

Marlita Hill  debuted her new company Speak Hill Dance in the Los Angeles independent dance scene this month with a two-week run of This Is Me at Grand Arts High School in downtown Los Angeles. I attended the closing show, feeling lucky to have gotten a seat in a sold out house. The cast of […]

The audience embraces Invertigo for a three week run at Odyssey

Review: After It Happened (Sunday Oct 5th, 2014) Laura Karlin’s Invertigo Dance Theatre is going out on a limb this month with a nearly unheard of (in LA) three week run of an evening length dance show, After It Happened. And, judging from the large attendance last night, it is a good thing. A warm […]

Magalhães Explores the Unadorned Feminine in (un)bridaled

Marina Magalhães premiered her most recent dance theater work, (un)bridaled at the colorful and vibrant Le Studio in Culver City on Thursday Sept 18th, 2014. The cast of six women used dance, theater, music and video to question the nature of being young, female and single in Latino culture. The evening began with a festive […]