A third weekend of new work downtown, artwalk dance in Laguna Beach, brief bits in Venice Beach, lots of perhaps apps, plus more SoCal dance this week (September 1 to 7), and a peek at next week.

Live This Week

The final new, for now

Three more performances share the stage to wind up Week #3 of this year’s REDCAT NOW (New Original Works) Festival. In The Legend of Ted Drago, Mark Golamco embodies that ballet dancer and also his painter lover, Alfonso Ossorio. Erica Bitton brings Vacuum Girl, a television sitcom pilot set in New York. Huntrezz Janos and Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou combine their talents in a virtual world with wearable sculptures in DENTAXUVIA. REDCAT, Disney Hall, 631 W. 2nd St., downtown; Thurs.-Sat., Aug.31-Sept. 2, 8:30 pm, $25 single tickets, $50 festival pass. REDCAT.

Mark Golamco. Photo by Argel Rojo

Mark Golamco. Photo by Argel Rojo

Birds of a feather

Known for its physical choreography and binary approach to partnering, the contemporary troupe Flock offers an early peek at this year’s Laguna Dance Festival. Two free performances are part of this month’s Laguna Artwalk. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach; Thurs., Sept. 7, 6:30 & 7 pm, free. https://lagunadancefestival.org/

Flock. Photo by Malcom Wesley

Flock. Photo by Malcom Wesley

Another ten

The mostly monthly program Max 10 gives ten performers ten minutes each onstage. Hosted by venue director Joel Shapiro and curated by the staff, the line up of performances often includes dance. A post-show reception gives a chance to chat with the artists. Electric Lodge, Scott Kelman Theater, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice; Mon., Sept. 4, 7:30 pm, $10. Electric Lodge

Max 10. Photo courtesy of the artists.

Max 10. Photo courtesy of the artists.

A Peek at Next Week (Sept. 8-14)

Naranjita Flamenco at Naranita Flamenco, 301 E. Katella Ave., Orange; Fri. Sept. 8, 7 p.m. $35-$45 advance purchase, $50 at door. https://www.naranjitaflamenco.com/store/p297/Flamenco-Live-at-Naranjita.html

Balletfest at University Theater, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria, Dominguez Hills; Sat., Sept. 9, 7:30 pm, $30. https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/kennethwalkerdanceproject/7054

Bobbi Jene Smith - photo courtesy of the artist

Bobbi Jene Smith – photo courtesy of the artist

Bobbi Jene Smith + Or Schreiber 
– Missing Mountain at LA Dance Project, 2245 E. Washington Blvd., Arts District; Thurs-Sat., Sept. 14-16, & 28-30, $45, $35 seniors & under 35, $25 students. https://ci.ovationtix.com/35353/production/1171001?

Mallory Fabian – Playlist at Brockus Project Space, 618B Moulton Ave., Lincoln Heights; Mon., Sept. 11, 7 pm, RSVP to malloryfabe@gmail.com.


Apps to download:

Applications for the next round of LA Dance Project‘s residency program LAUNCH: LA are now open. Deadlines, details, dates, and other requirements at http://ladanceproject.org/residencies

Applications are open and due by September 30 for a spot in the Brand Associates Dance Series 2024 in April and May 2024 at Glendale’s Brand Library. Companies with five years experience are invited to apply. More details and application at https://www.brandlibrary.org/dance-series-application.

September 8 is the deadline for locally-based, professional choreographers to apply for a residency at one of three studios in mid-city (Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Oct 2-21), Commerce (Fusion Performing Dance Academy, Oct 2-Nov. 10), and downtown (Music Center Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Nov. 9-Dec. 19). Homegrown is offered in collaboration with the Dance Resource Center, the residency requirements include DRC membership. The application and more info at  https://dance.memberclicks.net/homegrown2023-24#!/

Dance film submissions are due by October 1 for the January 2024 Dance Camera West festival. Details and application at https://filmfreeway.com/DanceCameraWest.

Featured image:  Flock – courtesy of the artists.

Ann Haskins Blog appears at CulturalDaily.com