Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Art of Dance: Los Angeles Events

There's plenty of dancing going on in Los Angeles! Check out these great upcoming events where you can watch the art of dance in its endless forms.

Saturday, May 18th, 2013; 6:00PM
West LA
Laurel Tentindo and friends present a site-specific, movement-and-sound ritual performance that migrates through the Museum. Come stroll the Fowler and see it transformed with magical imagery, dance, and sound.

LACMA: Indian Dance Performance
Saturday, May 18th, 2013; 7:00PM
Mid-Wilshire - Museum Row 
The Shakti Dance Company performs Devadasi: The Eternal Dancer at LACMA's Bing Theater.  The show "transports the audience into the world of ancient Indian temple tradition" with this classical Bharata Natyam production created by master choreographer Viji Prakash.

Los Angeles Ballet: "Balanchine Festival - RED"
May 18th, 25th, 26th & June 9th, 2013
Various Locations
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Valley Performing Arts Center, Alex Theatre, Royce Hall
The Los Angeles Ballet performs La Valse, Agon, and Rubies in various locations throughout Los Angeles County.  This festival features The Balanchine Talks, 45 minutes of discussion and interviews with ballet and Balanchine experts before each performance.

MECDA's 36th Annual Cairo Caravan: A Belly Dance Extravaganza
May 31st-June 2nd, 2013; Various Times
Long Beach
Enjoy three days of belly dancing on two stages, including a carnival "side-show" themed stage, free lectures/seminars/films, and an outdoor music tent with live music!

South Bay Ballet: A Midsummer's Night Dream
Saturday, June 1st - Sunday, June 2nd, 2013; Various Times/Performances
South Bay/Torrance
The South Bay Ballet performs this adaptation of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as part of their Storybook series.

Antics: lluminated Mansucript
Friday, June 7th, 2013; 8:30PM-10:30PM
Hyperkinetic hip-hop dance meets classical epic poetry when Antics opens the summer season at the Ford with a hip-hop dance theater interpretation of the ancient Mesopotamian poem The Epic Of Gilgamesh.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago + Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Friday, June 21st - Sunday, June 23rd, 2013; Various Times/Performances
Downtown LA
Visionary dancemaker Alonzo King's LINES Ballet partners with Hubbard Street Dance, one of America's leading contemporary companies, in this new piece that embodies King's dynamic and expressive authenticity. This is part of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center.

-Charity Tran, ExperienceLA Editor

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