Tag Archives: performance

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 […]

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/, […]

Triple [Inter]sect – At Highways

As an artist, I am extremely grateful that there is room in this world for all forms and levels of art, music, dance, theater and performance art. One has to be grateful that a venue like Highways Performance Space exists as a platform for choreographers, composers and directors to experiment, show their work and perhaps […]

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 […]

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 […]

Greg Langner’s CHAOS: An Evening of the Existential

One of my favorite aspects about dance is the blurry line between “dance” and “theater.” I use these terms in quotes because at times we can easily define them as separate entities, but it is shows like CHAOS that disprove our limited definitions. Greg Langner’s original production at the Mosaic Lizard Theater in Alhambra was […]

SoleVita and RhetOracle: a Perfect Dance Pairing

Some might call SoleVita and RhetOracle a creative match made in heaven. These contemporary jazz dance companies both thrive on athleticism, entertaining narratives, and showstopper appeal. This past weekend’s show, The Great American Mixtape, featured a full, two hours of nonstop, high-energy dance. Here is an account of my favorites of the night. SoleVita’s Stealing […]