Category Archives: DANCE

DANCE CAMERA WEST 2020

DANCE CAMERA WEST 2020 is here.

Join founder Kelly Hargraves at Redcat and the Downtown Independent Cinema for a long weekend of extraordinary artistry, resilience, and performance on film.

Opening night will feature a Q & A with special guests Katrina McPherson and Édouard Lock following a screening of the CalArts School of Dance film ONE ANOTHER.

On Friday evening there are two programs of shorts, and Saturday’s programs include the features THREE DANCES (directed by Glória Halász), FROM KNEE TO HEART (a portrait of Sol Picó directed by Susanna Barranco), and KREATUR (featuring members of the dance company Sasha Waltz and Guests).

The first three days are at Redcat before moving to the Downtown Independent for Sunday’s free matinee program. See links below for full schedule.

DANCE CAMERA WEST 2020

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, January 9, 10, and 11.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Sunday, January 12, from noon.

Downtown Independent Cinema

251 South Main Street, Los Angeles.

From top: Sasha Waltz and Guests, Kreatur(2); Susanna Barranco, From Knee to Heart; Juan Medellín (left) and dancer in Andrew Houchens, Juan of the Witches; Will Johnston, Cielo; Janique Robillard, From There to Here; Teddy Tedholm, Don’t Miss It; Sofia Castro, Maids; Kelly Hargraves; Antoine Panier, Making Men; Glória Halász, Three Dances; Roseanna Anderson and Joshua Ben-Tovim, The Ballet of the Nations (2). Images courtesy and © the artists, dancers, photographers, producers, Dance Camera West, L.A. Dance Chronicle, and Kelly Hargraves.

RASHID JOHNSON — THE HIKERS IN PERFORMANCE

As part of THE HIKERSRashid Johnson’s new show and film at Hauser & Wirth New York—Martha Graham Dance Company members Leslie Andrea Williams and Lloyd Knight will perform a dance/movement iteration of the work.

THE HIKERS IN PERFORMANCE

Saturday, January 11, at 2 pm and 4 pm.

Hauser & Wirth

548 West 22nd Street, New York City.

Rashid Johnson, The Hikers, from top: Leslie Andrea Williams and Lloyd Knight in performance (2); Williams, choreographed by Claudia Schrier, photographs by Tony Prikryl, Aspen Art Museum, 2019. Rashid Johnson, Untitled Broken Men; The Hikers, film still. Images courtesy and © the artist, the Aspen Art Museum, and Hauser & Wirth.

WINTER DANCE 2019 AT REDCAT

Once again, the CalArts Winter Dance program celebrates the canon, this year with a program of works by Yvonne Rainer, Danielle Agami, Salia Sanou, and Wayne McGregor, staged either by the original choreographers or their close associates.

Rainer’s DIAGONAL—part of her 1963 dance Terrain—will be staged by dance artist and certified Rainer transmitter Sara Wookey, and McGregor’s FAR (2010) by former Company Wayne McGregor dancer Louis McMiller.

Sanou is staging his own work DU DESIR D’HORIZON (2016), and ONLY THEN—the Agami selection of excerpts—is staged by the choreographer and her Ate9 dancers Sarah Butler and Rebecah Goldstone.

CALARTS WINTER DANCE—REPERTORY RIGHT NOW!

Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, at 8:30 pm.

REDCAT

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Dancers this season include Mandolin Burns, Yunju Cho, Faith Johnson, Claire Kilgore, Breonna Leigh, Andrea Soto, Matreya Teichrow, Madeline Wray, Josie Anders, Jaden Johnson, Kiara Jones, Ava Kough, Jules Mara, Lena Martin, Alicia Pak, Mao Tokunaga, Justin Farmer, Mia Givens, Damontae Hack, Bethanie Hayes, Ally Hernandez, Emara Neymour-Jackson, Sofie Oldenboom, Nicholas Ruscica, Makayla Sifuentes, Gloria Tonello, Chloe Crenshaw, Genevieve Fletcher, Yunni Lin, Luciana Lyons, Jade Moreno, Risa Padilla, Nia Scovel, Madyson Thornquest, Keely Uchida, Emilio Wettlaufer, Aaron Wilson, Hannah Wu, Lilly Wylde, Delisa Bass, Kaitlyn Benzant, Eliana Grimes, Shannon Hafez, Kehari Hutchinson, Madison Lynch, Dave McCall, Kait McKinney, Taliha Scott, Andrew Tiamzon, Annmarie Arcuri, Emilee Iuvara, and Seamus Peart.

From top: Wayne McGregor, Far (2010), (2); Salia Sanou, Du desir d’horizon (2016), (2); Yvonne Rainer, Diagonal, part of Terrain, (1963/2019); Danielle Agami, Only Then, (2014/other); Sanou, Du desir d’horizon; McGregor, Far. Photographs by Rafael Hernandez, courtesy and © the choreographers and stagers, the dancers, the photographer, and CalArts.

NICK MAUSS — TREATISE ON THE VEIL

For his Museum Ludwig performance work TREATISE ON THE VEIL—part of the museum’s exhihibition TRANSCORPOREALITIESNick Mauss “draws out re­s­o­nances be­tween dis­parate works from the mu­se­um’s col­lec­tion, such as Jasper Johns’ 15′ En­tr’acte (1961) en­coun­ter­ing a paint­ing of lin­ger­ing per­form­ers by Erich Heck­el (1928). In Mauss’ con­fig­u­ra­tion, th­ese works dia­log with a pro­ject­ed pho­to archive by Carl Van Vecht­en and a new chore­og­ra­phy de­vel­oped with stu­dents from the Uni­ver­si­ty for Mu­sic and Dance Cologne.”*

NICK MAUSS—TREATISE ON THE VEIL*

Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24.

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 26 and 27.

Performances from 2 pm to 6 pm.

TRANSCORPOREALITIES

Through January 19.

Museum Ludwig

Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, Cologne.

From top: Nick Mauss, Treatise on the Veil, 2019, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Transcorporealities, installation view, from top: photograph by Nathan Ishar; slide by Carl Van Vechten; Jasper Johns, 15′ Entr’acte, 1961; Treatise on the Veil installation view, photograph by Annika Schönfeldt, RheinischesBildarchiv, Cologne, edited by Mauss. Images courtesy and © the artists, the artist’s estates, the photographers, and Museum Ludwig.

MICHAEL KEEGAN-DOLAN’S SWAN LAKE

Matthew Bourne, with his aggressive male swans and nightclub scenes, took Swan Lake in one direction. Michael Keegan-Dolan’s short, Tchaikovsky-free take—LOCH NA HEALA (SWAN LAKE)—goes somewhere else altogether. Inspired by a number of folktales, including “The Children of Lir,” and updated to present-day Ireland, Keegan-Dolan gives us predatory priests, suicidal depressives, and Mikel Murfi as a goat, leading up to an exhilarating, shambolic climax.

This dance-theater-performance art hybrid—performed by Keegan-Dolan’s company, Teaċ Daṁsa, and co-presented by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance and the Ford Theatres—will be at Royce Hall for one night only. The trio Slow Moving Clouds will perform their score onstage.

LOCH NA HEALA (SWAN LAKE)

Saturday, November 9, at 8 pm.

Royce Hall, UCLA

10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles.

Michael Keegan-Dolan / Teaċ Daṁsa, Loch na hEala (Swan Lake), November 9, 2019, Royce Hall, UCLA, from top: Rachel Poirier (left) and Alex Leonhartsberger (foreground); Michael Murfi, (left) Leonhartsberger (sitting), Erik Nevin, Zen Jefferson and Keir Patrick; Leonhartsberger (left), Patrick, Murfi, Nevin, Jefferson, and Dr. Elizabeth Cameron Dalman; Murfi, Nevin, Dalman, and Patrick; Poirier, Latisha Sparks, Carys Staton, and Anna Kaszuba. Photographs by Reed Hutchinson, images courtesy and © the photographer, the choreographer, the artists, and CAP UCLA.