This week's hit list is pretty epic. It's sort of amazing, but also not that surprising as I recently found out through work that April is sort of the pinnacle of touring season for a lot of dance companies.
There is actually a lot of home-grown dance happening over the next week in LA, as well as performances from some pretty hard hitting international companies. Here's my must-see rundown...
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - As I mentioned in my previous post, the stunning Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off a 6 show run at The Music Center on Wednesday, April 15th. This legendary contemporary dance company is second to none and the rep their performing is simply sublime! Tickets start at $35.
LA Dance Festival - Celebrating contemporary dance in Los Angeles, this annual fest brings together a myriad of LA based companies for a full weekend of performances, classes and workshops. The festival kicked off last night with performances from Diavolo, Ate 9 dANCE cOMPANY, Royal Flux Dance Company and BrockusRED. Click here to read the full line up of performances today, Saturday and Sunday which include sets from JazzAntiqua Dance, LA Contemporary Dance Company, SoleVita Dance Company, Invertigo Dance Theater, Lula Washington Dance Theater and many more! Performances held at the Diavolo Space and tickets at the door are just $30. Check out the full program list.
Delfos Danza Contemporanea: Cuando los Disfraces se Cuelgan - One of Latin's America's leading companies, illuminates Mexico by way of the imagery, themes, colors, physicality and intensity of its performances. The artists are committed to seeing their vision transcend the local and connect with the universal from a humanist, ethical, political and social standpoint. This is the last dance engagement of CAP UCLA's season. Don't miss this thrilling, 1 day performance. Tickets start at just $19.
Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal - I've never seen this company, but they sounds intriguing... Following sold-out performances at The Wallis last season, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM) returns to LA with a new program, featuring “Zero in On” by Cayetano Soto, “Kosmos” by Andonis Fionadakis and “Rouge” by Rodrigo Pederneiras. An internationally renowned repertory company led by Artistic Director Louis Robitaille, BJM have continued to grow with their signature energy and spirit of exploration since their formation in 1972. Displaying its radiant and expressive style, BJM explores the creative side of contemporary trends while firmly committing to classical aesthetics in a unique style that often has an uplifting effect on the soul. Opens on Thursday the 16th and runs through the weekend. Tickets start at $39.