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2/26: Ballet BC at the SORAYA
2/26: Ballet BC
Venue: the SORAYA at the Valley's Center for the Performing Arts in Northridge
Location: Great Hall
GARDEN by Medhi Walerski Pas de Deux from Romeo + Juliet by Medhi Walerski The Statement by Crystal Pite
Sat., February 26 | 8PM
Ballet BC’s distinctively bold and innovative approach to dance thrills audiences around the world. New Artistic Director Medhi Walerski brings a program of extraordinary depth to our stage, including the stunning one-act play The Statement, Walerski’s own creation GARDEN, and a selection from his wonderfully minimalist Romeo and Juliet. The Statement, choreographed by Crystal Pite, is a riveting exploration of conflict set around a corporate conference table. Garden was inspired by Walerski’s adoration for the intricate and emotional interplay between strings and piano in Camille Saint-Saëns’s exquisite Piano Quintet in A minor.
3/5: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE The Equality of Night and Day: First Glimpse and Upside Down Royce Hall
Co-commissioned by CAP UCLA
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
The Equality of Night and Day: First Glimpse
and Upside Down
Sat, Mar 5, 2022 at 8PM PT
Choreographer Ronald K. Brown blends African dance traditions and contemporary dance vocabulary to create an aesthetic style that is earthy, powerful and intimate. His work seamlessly explores liberation, community responsibility, spirituality and struggle.
The Equality of Night and Day: First Glimpse is a new work which challenges the presumptions of balance, equity, and fairness with respect to young people, women, and people of color, in light of contrary current events. The piece features an original score by acclaimed jazz pianist Jason Moran and spoken word by educator and activist Angela Davis.
Upside Down (1998) begins with the premonition of community mourning. The dance continues as a race that reflects the impetus that drives the individual towards their destiny. The dance uses the loss of a community member as a rite and calls for solidarity. The ascension and passing on of one soul is also used as an image to reflect that the destiny is to the self.
3/11 - 3/19: Hamburg Ballet Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
3/11,13,19: Hamburg Ballet at the Music Center Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Performance Dates: 03/11/2022 - 03/19/2022 Prices: Tickets start at $34 Venue: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center
Bernstein Dances with live orchestra Based on the music and spirit of the multi-talented composer Leonard Bernstein. https://www.musiccenter.org/tickets-free-events/tmc-arts/dance/hamburg-ballet-john-neumeier/
Feel the joy that comes from the glorious performance of dance as one of the world’s most extraordinary dance companies takes the stage at The Music Center! Hamburg Ballet makes its company debut at The Music Center with Bernstein Dances, based on the music and spirit of the much-beloved multi-talented American composer Leonard Bernstein. This original full-length contemporary work from the company’s Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer John Neumeier is an homage to Bernstein. If you love Bernstein’s West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, or Peter Pan, this is the dance experience for you and, some say, the dance musical Leonard Bernstein didn’t have time to write!
3/18-19: Diavolo - The Veterans Project The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
The Wallis Presents: Diavolo & the Veterans Project
March 18-19th | 7:30pm
PROGRAM: TRAJECTOIRE =-= and S.O.S. SIGNS OF STRENGTH
For TWO NIGHTS ONLY, Diavolo is proud and honored to present Signs Of Strength, an evening in two parts but with one overarching purpose of bringing together performers and audiences alike, through a transformative experience that reaches far beyond the entertaining and the spectacular. S.O.S. - Signs Of Strength is the latest iteration of Diavolo’s Veterans Project, which utilizes the company’s unique style as a tool to help restore military veterans' physical, mental, and emotional strengths through movement workshops and public performances. Performed by a cast of military veterans and civilian dancers, the piece retraces the epic journey of a group of soldiers advancing through a landscape of battlegrounds, revealing how they face danger and meet adversity through individual feats of strength and resilience, and find unity and a sense of belonging that gives meaning to their personal sacrifice and service to the greater good. The evening opens with Diavolo’s signature piece,Trajectoire, a visceral and emotional journey through the ebb and flow of the human experience. After two and half years of isolation, now more than ever, the dancers are ready to leap again and to reconnect with their art, the stage and the audience. Our “Signs Of Strength” program is about courage, sacrifice, resilience and human connection. We invite you to come and be a part of our community to experience this important moment.
3/19: Martha Graham Dance Company The Saroya Theater Northridge
Martha Graham Dance Company
Sat., March 19 | 8PM Lamentation Chronicle World Premiere The New Canticle for Innocent Comedians Janet Eilber, Artistic Director Original Music by Jason Moran Wild Up, Christopher Rountree, Conductor
Come witness the debut of a newly unearthed Canticle for Innocent Comedians, performed by the “most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see” (Washington Post). The Martha Graham Company’s original 1952 Canticle was beloved but is now considered lost. Their new Canticle is based on the same themes and format as the original, with a new score by jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran performed live by Wild Up, Christopher Rountree’s exuberant modern ensemble of classical musicians. This is the second appearance for the world-famous dance company onstage at The Soraya this season, and fifth overall.
**LACHSA alum Natasha Diamond Walker performing!
3/25-27: BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO: DE AMALIA HERNANDEZ Luckman Fine Arts Complex
BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO: DE AMALIA HERNANDEZ
The Luckman Fine Arts Complex Friday, March 25 at 8:00 pm Saturday, March 26 at 8:00 pm Sunday, March 27 at 5:00 pm
In 2022, Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández celebrates its 70th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, the company returns to the Luckman for three evenings featuring renewed performances of their most celebrated classic choreography.
This occasion not only marks the 70th anniversary of Ballet Folklórico, but also the 75th anniversary of Cal State LA. Furthermore, these performances will mark the 6th, 7th, and 8th times that the legendary dance company has performed at the Luckman.
In 1952, dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández founded the iconic Ballet Folklórico de México, having embarked at a very early age on a quest to preserve the dancing traditions of her country. Her goal was to share with the nation and the world the beauty of Mexican dance from the pre-Colombian era, the Hispanic Viceroy period, and the popular period of Mexico's revolutionary years.
Merely a few years into their formation, Ballet Folklórico achieved a degree of international success that has been maintained for 70 years. Amalia Hernández and Ballet Folklórico de México have since created over forty ballets for an ensemble of over seventy dancers. The music, technical rigor, elaborate costuming, and Amalia’s choreography have helped the Ballet and its followers disseminate the zest for rich Mexican tradition and folklore throughout the world. Since 1959, the company has been permanently housed at the beautiful Palacio de Bellas Artes in heart of Mexico City.
4/1-2: Ephrat Asherie Dance: ODEON at the BROAD Main Stage
Ephrat Asherie Dance: ODEON
APR 1 - 2, 2022
BROAD STAGE DEBUT:
“Just when you thought you knew something about dance, along comes Ephrat Asherie to blow that all to smithereens.” – The Berkshire Edge
Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) is a dance company rooted in street and social dance. Dedicated to revealing the inherent complexities of these forms, EAD explores the expansive narrative qualities of various street and club styles including breaking, hip hop and house, as a means to tell stories, develop innovative imagery, and find new modes of expression. EAD’s first evening-length work, A Single Ride, earned two Bessie nominations in 2013 for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and Outstanding Sound Design by Marty Beller. The company has presented work at The Apollo Theater, Dixon Place, Fira Tarrega, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, La MaMa, LMCC’s River to River Festival, New York Live Arts, Summerstage and The Yard, among others.
4/6-4/10: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
A TMC Arts Program: Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center Presents the
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Venue: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center
Mixed repertory: Robert Battle 10th Anniversary Celebration
All Ailey and Lazarus
Each performance will culminate in Alvin Ailey's Revelations.
Since its now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has grown from a small group of African American dancers to a revolutionary company that transcends barriers and celebrates the African American cultural experience. In 2008, a U.S. Congressional resolution designated the company as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world.” Under the decade-long leadership of its visionary artistic director Robert Battle, the company continues to honor the monumental legacy of its founder, while expanding the Ailey repertory and developing the next generation of choreographers. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform different programs of mixed repertory, which all conclude with its enduring classic Revelations, beloved by generations of fans. Using African American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Revelations fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul. Seeing Revelations for the first time or the hundredth is a transcendent experience.
4/9 : Ragamala Dance Company The Saroya
Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim Ragamala Dance Company Ranee Ramaswamy & Aparna Ramaswamy, Artistic Directors Sat., April 9 | 8PM
One of the foremost traditional Indian dance companies returns for a world premiere of their new work co-commissioned by The Soraya and the Kennedy Center. For millennia, the ancient Indian city of Varanasi has symbolized the crossing place between this world and the next in Hindu culture. In this exquisite piece, Ragamala illuminates the life-and-death cycle in a universal way that is as beautiful as it is profound. Founded in 1992 by Ranee Ramaswamy, the Ragamala Dance Company is directed today by her daughter Aparna Ramaswamy, following in the footsteps of her pioneering mother. As Indian-American artists, they explore myth and spirituality through the South Indian form of Bharatanatyam. Aparna made a guest appearance at The Soraya with Silkroad Ensemble in 2019.
6/9-12: Mark Morris Dance Group The Broad Main Stage
JUN 9 - 12, 2022
Mark Morris Dance Group & Music Ensemble: Mozart Dances
BROAD STAGE DEBUT “The most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical.” – The New York Times
Experience the sublime joy of dance with the world-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group. Mozart Dances has been praised as music embodied, with three exquisite Mozart piano works set to Morris’ buoyant, exhilarating choreography. The program features a world premiere chamber interpretation of Piano Concerto No. 27, along with Piano Concerto No. 11 and Sonata for Two Pianos, all performed live in our intimate hall.
7/15 - 7/17 : Pacific Northwest Ballet Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
A TMC Arts Program: Glorya Kaufman Presents
Dance at The Music CenterPacific Northwest Ballet With the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra
Performance Dates 07/15/2022 - 07/17/2022 Price Tickets start at $34 Venue Dorothy Chandler Pavilion https://www.musiccenter.org/tickets-free-events/tmc-arts/dance/pacific-northwest-ballet/
With the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra
Under the direction of Peter Boal, Pacific Northwest Ballet is one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies and ballet schools. Boundary-bending is the theme for this trio of daring and stunning performances. The program features Little mortal jump by resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo; Plot Point by Crystal Pite, set to Bernard Herrmann’s film score from Psycho and Waiting at the Station by Twyla Tharp, set to a collection of compositions by R&B artist Allen Toussaint.
**Work by Alejandro Cerruda and Crystal Pite
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