Category: This Week in Dance

The Potential in a Fiery Feather

A trio of compelling contemporary choreographers in Beverly Hills; minoritarian artists gather in downtown; a neo-classical ballet double bill in Redondo Beach; jazz dancers assemble in Carson; garden dancing in Santa Ana; young dancers in Hancock Park, Irvine, and North Hollywood; more So Cal dance this week, and a peek at next week.

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Dancing Downtown History

Site specific excursions into downtown’s past; Leonard Cohen ballets in Irvine; South Asian dance in Glendale; contemporary choreography in Santa Monica, Culver City, Glendale, El Sereno, and the Arts District; swans swarm in San Diego and Long Beach, a classic novel as ballet in Monteceito; illness postponed tour resumes in Riverside and San Diego; more So Cal dance this week, and a peek at next week.

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A Tranche of Dance

Ballet double bill opens in Pasadena; site specific Sendak in Brentwood; Leonard Cohen ballets in Beverly Hills; contemporary choreography triptych concludes in the Arts District; street dance styles move downtown; A Chorus Line revisited in Glendale; postponed dance tour resumes in Inglewood; South Asian dance in Agoura Hills; more So Cal dance this week, and a peek at next week.

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Now For Spring

South Asian dance pop ups at Venice Beach and the Westside; new contemporary dance blooms in the Arts District, Brentwood, El Sereno, downtown, and Santa Ana; immersive dance in the Glendale hills; mid-life dancing in Pasadena and Santa Monica; more So Cal dance this week, and a peek at next week (May 10 to 16).

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Festivals that Bloom in the Spring

LA dance celebrates in Lincoln Heights and North Hollywood festivals, South Asian dance pops up at Venice Beach and around the Westside; a hip hop battle in Burbank; new contemporary dance in the Arts District, percussive performance against the Glendale hills, contemporary ballet in Santa Monica, French visitors in West LA, more So Cal dance this week, and a peek at next week (May 3 to 9).

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Legacy Tour

Contemporary ballets in West Adams, San Pedro, and Thousand Oaks; a story ballet in Irvine; a 40th anniversary tour’s only California stop is Westwood, different-abled dance in Beverly Hills, Japanese dance in Torrance, whacked dance in Santa Monica; modern dance in Culver City, more So Cal dance this week, and a peek at next week.

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Sabotaging the Strictures

A Chorus Line for 2024 in the Arts District; a British literary rebel captured in Costa Mesa; Goya-infused flamenco in Irvine and intimate flamenco in Westwood; romantic ballet in Hancock Park; gala season arrives, more So Cal dance this week, and a peek at next week.

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Varying the Invariables

British literary rebel captured in Costa Mesa; intimate flamenco in Westwood; choreographer meets pianist downtown; new contemporary choreography in El Sereno; a post modern tribute in Venice; library dancing in Lakeview Terrace; more So Cal dance this week, and a peek at next week.

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Mixing It Up

A fest celebrates ten years with a Crenshaw host, Ray Bradbury gets his due in Venice, a dancemaker shares his moves downtown, ballet in the afternoon, more SoCal dance this week, plus a peek at next week.

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Contemporary Considerations

A contemporary dance encore in Irvine, new ballet in Santa Monica, jazz ballet downtown, dancers with poets in Pasadena, site-specific dance inside West Hollywood architecture, frequent New York visitors get new status downtown; Mexican folkloric collaboration in Long Beach, musicals that dance in Hollywood and Costa Mesa; more SoCal dance this week, plus a peek at next week.

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