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A major event on the autumn dance calendar: The L.A. Dance Project premiere of an evening-length work by the company’s artists-in-residence Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber. The Batsheva alumni present THE MISSING MOUNTAIN, an evolutionary dance that draws from

“A musician inspired by a painter who loves a dancer and what moves a dancer? Music! THE GHOST OF TED DRAGON shows this cycle of creativity with the stage as its playground.” — Mark Golamco

Throbbing with body horror and not shy of humor and sensuality, 2300 SHE—an ongoing project that explores our imperial wasteland destiny—is a dance and multimedia critique of cis feminism within the cannibalizing American office cubicle. The American drive to expand

L.A. Dance Project presents a repertory program of SUMMER DANCES, an occasion to revisit some favorites or catch up on what you may have missed. The element of chance in the structure of Madeline Hollander’s 5 LIVE CALIBRATIONS ensures a

Los Angeles has seen the world premieres of two notable musicals this spring, shows powered by exceptionally strong composition and queer fortitude. Zoe Sarnak’s The Lonely Few (book by Rachel Bonds) recently closed a sold-out engagement at the Geffen Playhouse.

ADAKU, PART 1: THE ROAD OPENS—a new work by performing artist Okwui Okpokwasili, with music by Okpokwasili and Peter Born—makes its way to Los Angeles this week with three performances at REDCAT. The artist’s practice of “speculative mythology” in sight

In 2017, the childhood home of Nina Simone—a three-room structure in Tryon, North Carolina—was jointly purchased by Adam Pendleton and fellow artists Ellen Gallagher, Rashid Johnson, and Julie Mehretu. Since then, the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund has been

Fighting their way through speculative narratives—sensory détournements of movement and sound by turns comic, anguished, and exhilarating—the characters in Lewis’ new work A PLOT / A SCANDAL uproot and remix histories of production and repression, drawing from lives as diverse

For the closing engagement of their spring tour—three performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles—the Paul Taylor Dance Company presents the world premiere of DREAMACHINE, a new work for twelve dancers by Lauren Lovette, the troupe’s Resident Choreographer.

In a highly anticipated pairing, LA Opera’s Off Grand program presents two modern one-acts by Emma O’Halloran at REDCAT. “Mary Motorhead,” featuring a riveting performance by mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell, details the memories of an inmate imprisoned for stabbing her