Dance @ The Wallis will present one of Los Angeles’s leading dance companies Ate9 Thursday, November 4 – Saturday, November 6, 2021, 7:30 PM. Performing in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater, the program will feature the world premiere of Founder and Artistic Director Danielle Agami’s feature-length work Joy with an original score by Isaiah Gage.  Tickets are on sale now.

The Wallis describes Agami’s new work Joy as examining “humanity’s yearning for moments of elation amidst despair and offers intimate flashes into the mental and physical states of each cast member.” Agami who incorporates Gaga technique with other contemporary dance styles has been hailed as “choreography’s It girl” (Los Angeles Times) and “nothing short of a terpsichorean force of nature” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Ate9 has toured nationwide and Agami was a recipient of the 2016 Princess Grace Award for Choreography and the 2018 Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance.

Daniel Agami - Photo by Cheryl Mann, courtesy of The Wallis

Daniel Agami – Photo by Cheryl Mann, courtesy of The Wallis

“The visceral work created by Ate9 is deeply engaging,” says The Wallis’ Artistic Director Paul Crewes. “We are pleased to welcome the company back to The Wallis to present the world premiere of Danielle Agami’s latest work, which caps our fall dance programming.”

Isaiah Gage is an in-demand Los Angeles based cellist, string arranger, and songwriter/composer who works in both television and film. He has composed scores for such hit shows as “Arrested Development” (Netflix), “Dear White People” (Netflix), and “The Good Place” (NBC). Gage has performed with artists Pharrell Williams, Mac Miller, Kesha, Tyler the Creator, Pink Martini, Gloria Estefan, Kesha, Chris Potter, Rita Ora and countless others.

Ate9 company member Evan Sagadenscky - Photo by Cheryl Mann - courtesy of The Wallis

Ate9 company member Evan Sagadenscky – Photo by Cheryl Mann – courtesy of The Wallis

Statement from The Wallis regarding the health and safety of patrons, staff and artists inside and outside the venue:

All audience members attending indoor performances will be required to show proof of full vaccination upon entry at The Wallis, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the attending their performance date. In addition, all patrons regardless of vaccination status will be required to properly wear a face mask over both the nose and mouth upon entering The Wallis’ indoor spaces and for the duration of their visit. The Wallis’ health and safety protocols are also subject to change at the venue’s sole discretion or in accordance with LA County and City of Beverly Hills regulations. For The Wallis’ current safety updates and protocols, please visit


Ate9 performing the World Premiere of Danielle Agami’s feature-length work Joy.
RUN TIME: Approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.


Thursday, November 4, 2021, 7:30 PM (talk-back immediately follows the performance)
Friday, November 5, 2021, 7:30 pm (talk-back immediately follows the performance)
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 7:30 pm


Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Bram Goldsmith Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


$39-$99, are on sale now. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 310-746-4000 or visit


To learn more about Danielle Agami and Ate9, click HERE.

For more information about The Wallis, please click HERE.

Written by Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Chronicle.

Featured image: Ate9- Photo by Cheryl Mann, courtesy of The Wallis