Category: This Week in Dance

Beneficent Movers

Jazz dance in a Hollywood nightclub, Japanese dance downtown and in Gardena; two days hosts 22 companies in Mid-City; flamenco meets bellydance in Venice; contemporary dance in a Beverly Hills art gallery, more SoCal dance this week, plus a peek at next week.

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Festival Finales

Legendary folkloric in Cahuenga pass; street dance battle in Burbank; Evita reconsidered downtown; West LA festival finale; contemporary dance in Culver City; 1964 avant garde revived in Brentwood; tap masters in Huntington Beach; more SoCal dance this week, plus a peek at next week (July 12-17).

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Shimmery Summer Start Ups

Romantic Russian tragedy downtown; international fest returns live to Lincoln Heights, LGBTQIA+ celebrated in Santa Monica; summer dance series opens in West LA;  COLA solo downtown; tap fest showcase in West Adams; Hollywood fest on the fringe; more SoCal dance this week, plus a peek at next week.

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Centered on the Fringe

Machete mastery downtown; toe shoes tiptoe in Torrance and downtown; Hollywood fest on the fringe; more SoCal dance this week, plus a peek at next week.

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In the Garden, the Park, and the Old Zoo!!

Site specific dance goes al fresco in Santa Monica, Griffith Park and Santa Ana; beloved dance venue celebrates 35; flamenco for Japanese disaster relief; contemporary ballet downtown; El Sereno hosts works in progress; Hollywood fests on the fringe; more SoCal dance this week, plus a peek at next week.

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Dance “En Plein Air”

Dance gets immersive and site specific in Heritage Square, Santa Ana, and Beverly Hills; a Juneteenth preview in Westwood; a Turkish influence in Santa Monica; contemporary ballet in Westwood, Pasadena, and downtown; opera dances downtown and in Long Beach; next gen dance in Hancock Park, Irvine, and downtown; more So Cal dance this week, and a peek at next week.

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The Potential in a Fiery Feather

A trio of compelling contemporary choreographers in Beverly Hills; minoritarian artists gather in downtown; a neo-classical ballet double bill in Redondo Beach; jazz dancers assemble in Carson; garden dancing in Santa Ana; young dancers in Hancock Park, Irvine, and North Hollywood; more So Cal dance this week, and a peek at next week.

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Dancing Downtown History

Site specific excursions into downtown’s past; Leonard Cohen ballets in Irvine; South Asian dance in Glendale; contemporary choreography in Santa Monica, Culver City, Glendale, El Sereno, and the Arts District; swans swarm in San Diego and Long Beach, a classic novel as ballet in Monteceito; illness postponed tour resumes in Riverside and San Diego; more So Cal dance this week, and a peek at next week.

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