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L.A. DANCE PROJECT — LIVE FROM 2245

After a sold out opening weekend, L.A. Dance Project continues to welcome audiences to its new home for LIVE FROM 2245, a series of performances in downtown Los Angeles.

LIVE FROM 2245 features two rotating programs that highlight the company’s ongoing mission to promote the work of emerging and established choreographers, and to introduce new audiences to iconic modern works,” and PROGRAM A features the local premiere of L.A. Dance Project founder and director Benjamin Millepied’s Bach Studies (Part 1).*
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PROGRAM A—
Second Quartet by Noé Soulier and Bach Studies (Part 1)
Wednesday and Thursday, May 23 and 24.
Saturday, May 26; Tuesday, May 29; and Friday, June 1.
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PROGRAM B—
Martha Graham Duets
Hearts & Arrows and On the Other Side by Millepied.
Tuesday, May 22; Friday, May 25.
Wednesday and Thursday, May 30 and 31.
Saturday, June 2.
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L.A. Dance Project Studios
2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles.
From top: David Adrian Freeland, Jr., in rehearsal; Benjamin Millepied; the company in rehearsal (2). All photographs courtesy of L.A. Dance Project.

L.A. DANCE PROJECT AT THE WALLIS

The Los Angeles company premieres of Benjamin Millepied’s SARABANDE and Ohad Naharin’s YAG are among the highlights of L.A. Dance Project’s spring season at The Wallis.

Also on the bill: the three Graham pas de deux that make up MARTHA GRAHAM DUETS, and HELIX, choreographed by Justin Peck and set to music by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

For SARABANDE, Devan Jaquez (flute), and Fabiola Kim (violin) will accompany the dancers onstage.

 

L.A. DANCE PROJECT

Thursday through Saturday, April 5, 6, and 7, at 7:30 pm.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

9390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.

Above: L.A. Dance Project, Martha Graham Duets. Photograph by James Welling.

Below: Stephanie Amuro and Aaron Carr in Helix.

NICKELS SUNSHINE AT REDCAT

“My interest lies in the choreographic force of knowledge attuned to the body, sensation, and emotion. Charged with a subtle energy, my performances are set within theatrical environments designed to encourage the viewer’s perceptual and intellectual participation. I work to harmonize memory and the senses so that we can see, touch, and make sense of the stuff that comprises us, has conditioned us. Through performed catharsis and joyous surrender, I dance.” — Nickels Sunshine*

This week at REDCAT, performance artist Nickels Sunshine presents TAKE ME WITH YOU—a non-gender-conforming homage to Nijinsky and Martha Graham—as part of Week Two of the New Original Works Festival 2017. Nickels will be performing with Barry Brannum, Bernard Brown, Maya GingeryJmy James Kidd, and Alexx Shilling.

TAKE ME WITH YOU will be followed by Tales Between Our Legs’ multimedia piece A DISMAL GLIMPSE AT A SCRIPT WE CREATE TO KEEP US MOVING FORWARD, and Vivian Bang’s performance documentary on Korean-Americans and the 1992 uprising in Los Angeles, CAN YOU HEAR ME/L A 92. (Coincidentally, the subject of a recent 90x90LA event, as well as Justin Chon’s new film Gook, out August 18).

NICKELS SUNSHINE—TAKE ME WITH YOU, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 3, 4, and 5. All shows at 8:30 pm.

REDCAT, DISNEY HALL, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles.

redcat.org/event/now-festival-2017-week-two

*nickelssunshine.com/new-page/

Nickels Sunshine. All images coutesy of Nickels Sunshine and REDCAT.

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MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY

In a program unique to Los Angeles, the Martha Graham Dance Company presents MARTHA GRAHAM AND AMERICAN MUSIC on Saturday night at the CSUN Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge.

As a prelude to the performance, the troupe’s dancers will be joined by CSUN alumni and selected local dancers in the opening number PANORAMA. The main program begins with Graham’s tribute to the American Southwest, DARK MEADOW SUITE, followed by her “love ballet” DIVERSION OF ANGELS. Graham’s dark Medea-dance CAVE OF THE HEART is next, and the evening concludes with the last piece Graham choreographed, Scott Joplin‘s MAPLE LEAF RAG .

Martha Graham not only revolutionized dance in the twentieth century, she commissioned some of the great orchestral and chamber music of her time, working with Samuel Barber, Norman Dello Joio, Carlos Chávez, and Norman Lloyd—composers represented in MARTHA GRAHAM AND AMERICAN MUSIC, and performed live by the wild Up music collective/orchestra, conducted by Christopher Rountree.

 

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY—MARTHA GRAHAM AND AMERICAN MUSIC

VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, Los Angeles.

valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/details/martha-graham-and-american-music

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Martha Graham and Erick Hawkins at Bennington College, 1938 Photograph by Barbara Morgan (co-founder of Aperture). Image credit: Haggerty Museum

Martha Graham and Erick Hawkins at Bennington College, 1938.
Photographs by Barbara Morgan (co-founder of Aperture).
Image credit: Haggerty Museum