After publication Thursday morning, Covid-19 concerns triggered a flurry of theater closures and event postponement/cancellations that as of now affects all but two, possibly three of the dozen dance events in yesterday’s dance blog. Here is the current status of This Week in Dance as of Friday morning. Check with the theater or company for any updates or ticket refunds. Next week will have information on the status of scheduled dance events as the response to the virus unfolds. First the cancellations/postponements, then the latest on the two dance events going forward.
Dance events cancelled or postponed:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Music Center Dorothy Chandler Pavilion: cancelled
Bret Easterling‘s Brecht at LA Dance Project: cancelled
Charlotte Gibbons and Sam Wentz at Pieter: cancelled
Cirque du Soleil at Orange County Fair & Event Center: cancelled
Regina Klenjoski’s Far From Home at James Armstrong Theatre: cancelled
James MahKween‘s Reflect: On Youth at Studio A: postponed.
Mummenschanz at Cal State University Los Angeles Luckman Theater: cancelled
Psychopomp Dance Theater at Highways Performance Space: postponed
Erin Reynolds’ The Quaking Place at The Farmers Market March 15 and SteelCraft March 19: both cancelled
Dance events still on as of Fri. 3/13 10 a.m.:
Heidi Duckler Dance – Underway at 7th St. Bridge CANCELLED
(Company statement 3/13 at 9 a.m.: “Underway is underway and happening! We are monitoring developments on the spread of COVID-19 and the weather and we have made the decision to move forward with our production this weekend. Your safety and well-being are our top priority. Please come if you are healthy. You can decide where you want to place yourself to watch and follow the show. You will have plenty of options to distance yourself and limit close contact with others. There will be opportunities to wash your hands. The performance is outdoors and mostly covered. Dress warmly. If there are showers please bring a small umbrella. The one hour show is a journey which includes walking, standing and sitting in bleachers. We are so excited for you to join us for Underway at the 7th Street Bridge! The dancers and musicians are so happy that you are supporting their efforts in this one of a kind operatic experience. Here are the details: The performance will take place at: 2121 Lofts, 2135 7th St., Arts District (next to Bread Lounge). Entrance to the Performance and Parking is Free: at 700 Mesquit St., Arts District. NOTE: Check in will begin at 7pm. After parking, the box office will be located in front of you where you will check in and receive a wristband. The performance will begin promptly at 7:30. This piece travels around the site and will involve sections of standing and sitting in both covered and uncovered spaces. The show is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission. Weather: There may be a chance of light showers during our performance. Please make sure to bring an umbrella, wear warm clothes, jackets, hats, gloves and comfortable shoes!
Micaela Taylor & TL Collective: moved.
According to the TL Collective website, the preview scheduled for USC’s Kaufman School of Dance has been moved to Brockus Project Studios, Brewery Arts Project, 618B Moulton, Lincoln Heights; Fri., March 13, 8 p.m. In April Micaela Taylor and her TL Collective will premiere the full version of ‘90Sugar. This preview offers a stripped down version in a studio setting. https://www.thetlcollective.com/up-next.