L.A. Dance Project’s Triple Bill at the Wallis Annenberg Theatre

By Jane Rosenberg L.A. Dance Project, the company founded by Benjamin Millepied, former New York City Ballet principal and current director of the Paris Opera Ballet, takes its name from Los Angeles but spends the bulk of its time touring internationally. For its annual return to LA, the company landed at the Wallis in Beverly… Read More L.A. Dance Project’s Triple Bill at the Wallis Annenberg Theatre

LA Opera Announces its 2015/16 Season

LA Opera Opens the 2015/16 Season with Gianni Schicchi, Staged by Woody Allen LA Opera’s thirtieth anniversary season opens with the double bill of Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci (September 12 through October 3, 2015). Placido Domingo, LA Opera’s general director, will sing the title role in Woody Allen’s staging of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. The opera… Read More LA Opera Announces its 2015/16 Season

Ballet: Nederlands Dans Theater 1 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles

By Jane Rosenberg Though “Shoot the Moon” is a small ensemble piece, it says volumes about the singular dancers and idiosyncratic vision of the Nederlands Dans Theater. The third in a trio of ballets performed opening night during the company’s run at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through Sunday, “Shoot the Moon” was a gripping convergence of… Read More Ballet: Nederlands Dans Theater 1 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles

Opera: Glass and Wilson’s “Einstein on the Beach” at the Los Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through October 13

By Jane Rosenberg The unique opera that is “Einstein on the Beach” is a product not only of the minds of Philip Glass, Robert Wilson, Christopher Knowles, and Lucinda Childs, but also of the nineteen seventies… and sixties…and fifties… and without doubt the thirties and twenties.  If one believes, as I do, that art is… Read More Opera: Glass and Wilson’s “Einstein on the Beach” at the Los Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through October 13

Ballet: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Alonzo King Lines Ballet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg On Friday evening, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage was awash with undulating, quivering bodies at the West coast premiere of Alonzo King’s Scheherazade and his latest choreographic venture, Azimuth, in collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance.  Drawing on diverse dance idioms, from Western Classical to Persian, Indian, and African, to name a few,… Read More Ballet: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Alonzo King Lines Ballet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion