Dance: Compagnie Käfig at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles

By Jane Rosenberg The stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion came alive last night with the insistent pulse of ten male bodies bouncing, spinning, flipping, and diving. With contagious joy, Mourad Merzouki’s company of Brazilian dancers, Compagnie Käfig, turned street dance into theatrical dance, and in the process made an artistic, political, and social statement… Read More Dance: Compagnie Käfig at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills Announces 2016/17 Season

Musical Theatre: The Wallis and Cody Lassen production of Merrily We Roll Along Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by George Furth Directed by Michael Arden November 22 – December 18, 2016 Michael Arden directs this rarely staged Stephen Sondheim musical. Merrily We Roll Along travels backwards in time to navigate the bumpy history… Read More Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills Announces 2016/17 Season

Dance at The Music Center 2016-2017 Season in Los Angeles

Celebrate Forsythe featuring San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Houston Ballet October 21-23, 2015 The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Dance at The Music Center opens the season with a “dance first” in a special salute to the acclaimed American choreographer, William Forsythe, with Celebrate Forsythe. Active in the field of choreography for more… Read More Dance at The Music Center 2016-2017 Season in Los Angeles

Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg In a varied program of dances by Dwight Rhoden, set to music ranging from Bach and Vivaldi to Odetta and Stevie Wonder, Complexions Contemporary Ballet brought zest, excitement, and a troupe of charismatic dancers to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. Co-directed by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, both former principals with Alvin… Read More Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Phantom Limb Company Performs Memory Rings at Freud

Freud Playhouse, UCLA By Jane Rosenberg In the nine years since its founding by installation artist, Jessica Grindstaff, and composer and puppet maker, Erik Sanko, New York based Phantom Limb Company has created six productions, collaborated with The Kronos Quartet, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Republique Theatre in Copenhagen, and received numerous grants and awards. It’s… Read More Phantom Limb Company Performs Memory Rings at Freud

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s “Rice” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg Before a video backdrop of ever changing cycles in the cultivation of rice – flooding, sprouting, harvesting, and burning – the superb dancers of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan enact a drama of life, death, and rebirth. Combining the idioms of ballet, modern dance, Qi Gong, and internal martial arts, Lin… Read More Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s “Rice” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion