Author: Ann Haskins

Sprinkling Some David Bowie “Stardust”

New York’s comeback ballet company in Santa Monica, scientists’ “Me Too” in West L.A., Argentinian dance deconstructed downtown, flamenco in East Hollywood, a tribute to David Bowie downtown, and more SoCal dance this week. 5. Never say you’re sari With the provocative title Sweating Saris, Ramya Harishanker and Dr. Priya Srinivasan engage in a multi-media drenched duet examining the history of dance from India in the U.S in relation to anti-immigration policies. Presented by the Arpana Foundation, the event is based on Srinivasan’s research and book tracing Indian dance from the 1880’s to the present. Highways Performing Space, 1651...

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Dancing Like Ballet’s Comeback Kid

Contemporary dance on the Santa Monica pier, a tap festival’s opening salvo downtown, a South African Giselle in Beverly Hills, ballet’s phoenix in Santa Monica, and more SoCal dance this busy week.

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Where Kyle Abraham Envisions A “Dearest Home”

Disco dance for downtown night owls, modern dance in Long Beach, hip hop meets classical in Westwood, dealing with death in Pasadena, contemporary dance in Beverly Hills, and more So Cal dance this busy week. 5. Heading west Dividing its time between Colorado and New Mexico, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet also has established a recurring presence in Southern California that last year led to the troupe being named the resident dance company at the Valley Performing Arts Center. The troupe opened mid-week in Orange County before moving to VPAC. For this visit the dancers team up with pianist Joyce...

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Something Old, Something New, Something Timeless

Dancing about home in Westwood, a video game comes to life in Hollywood, new choreography in Santa Monica, Martha Graham duets in Beverly Hills, contemporary ballet in Irvine, and more SoCal dance this week. 5. Coming to life The music video game JUST DANCE becomes a live performance in JUST DANCE LIVE with the game’s characters, costumes, moves and music onstage. Plus audience involvement promises to be a distinctive feature. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; Thurs., March 29, 7 p.m., $20, Fri.-Sat., March 30-31, 2 & 7 p.m., $31.85-$99. 4. Five “New Shoes” The audacious, recurring showcase...

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Trumped Up Gesture

A female focused festival finale in Lincoln Heights, Hip Hop fest in Echo Park, a whale-centric show in West Hollywood, dream states considered in Pasadena, star-crossed lovers who are not Romeo and Juliet downtown, presidential small hand choreography in Jefferson Park, tap and kathak in Santa Monica and much more SoCal dance this busy week. 5. Floating about In Drifting…A Suite of Dreamscapes, Deborah Rosen & Dancers present choreography by Diane Hula, Bernadette Sebastian, Matt Lara, Devin Ziel and Rosen who take inspiration from those dreamy states of mind that generate poems, give rise to fears, and yearning for...

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