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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.


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


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.


Starting tomorrow and continuing every Thursday night in May, the Ate9 dance company begins a residency at the Highland Park creative space The Ruby Street, with a closing night post-performance party on May 30.

Local audiences remember performances by Danielle Agami‘s acclaimed troupe at Royce Hall and The Wallis, and the 1 TO 3 engagement provides a rare opportunity to see the company in an intimate setting.

ATE9—1 TO 3

Thursday, May 9, 16, 23, and 30.

The Ruby Street

6408 Ruby Street, Los Angeles.

Also on Monday, May 20, at 7 pm.

A Noise Within

3352 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena.

Ate9 dancers, from top: Jordan Lovestrand; cast; Alexander Quetell and Ariana Daub; Sarah Butler; Montay Romero (top) and Lovestrand; Jobel Medina; Rebecah Goldstone (left) and Butler; cast. Photography by Cheryl Mann Productions.


“We need to gamble way more than we do—in dance and in life. With time and age we gamble less and less—less with our money, less with our hearts, because we’ve known pain. With improvisation you seek out pleasure, and with that comes discovery. And often what you discover is what you don’t know. There is a great freedom in feeling that you don’t know everything. I keep a very nice percentage of not knowing in my life.” — Danielle Agami*

The “Glenn” in CALLING GLENN—a new work choreographed by Agami and performed by her troupe Ate9—is Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche, who will accompany the troupe’s performance of the piece this weekend at UCLA.


Saturday, November 11, at 8 pm.

Royce Hall

10745 Dickson Court, UCLA.


Ate9, Calling Glenn, photographs by Cheryl Mann Productions.