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JACOB JONAS AND DANIEL EZRALOW

Jacob Jonas The Company will close out its triumphant 2018–2019 season as the Wallis Company-in-Residence with two performances this weekend.

Daniel Ezralow will join company founder Jacob Jonas to dance in the world premiere of their new work viceversa. The evenings will end with a second world premiere: THERE’S BEEN A STUDY, choreographed by Jonas to an original score by vocalist and pianist Nicole Miglis—lead singer of Hundred Waters—which she will perform live.

Also on the bill: TO THE DOLLAR, Jonas‘ dance interpretation of Senator Elizabeth Warren‘s 2016 speech on income inequality:

“Today is Equal Pay Day. By the sound of it, one would think it is some sort of historic holiday commemorating the anniversary of a landmark day that our country guaranteed equal pay for women, but that is not what it is about—not even close. Because in the year 2016, at a time when we have self-driving cars and computers that fit on our wrists, women still make only 79 cents for every $1 a man makes, and we are still standing in the U.S. Congress debating whether a woman should get fired for asking what the guy down the hall makes for doing exactly the same job…

“Equal Pay Day isn’t a national day of celebration. It is a national day of embarrassment.”

JACOB JONAS THE COMPANY

Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, at 7:30 pm.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

9390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.

Jacob Jonas The Company in performance at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, May 10, 2019, from top: Daniel Ezralow and Jacob Jonas, viceversa, Ezralow (left) and Jonas; Jacob Jonas, Crash, Jill Wilson and Nicolas Walton; Crash (from left), Lorrin Brubaker, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, Danielle Coleman, Joy Isabella Brown, Wilson, Walton, and Mike Tyus; Jacob Jonas, To the Dollar, Brown (left) and Walton; To the Dollar, Rosenzweig-Bock (left) and Brubaker; Jacob Jonas, There’s Been a Study, Rosenzweig-Bock and Tyus; viceversa, Ezralow (left) and Jonas. Photographs by Matthew Brush.

MALPASO AT THE WALLIS

In its Los Angeles debut just over a year ago, Malpaso Dance Company performed a contemporary program and at one point were joined onstage at the Dorothy Chandler by Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble.

For their return this week—three nights at the comparatively intimate Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis—the Cuban troupe investigates the archives of high modernism. The performances will open with Jamie Scott’s restaging of Merce Cunningham’s FIELDING SIXES—music by John Cage—which premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1980.

Ohad Naharin went to Havana last year to collaborate with Malpaso in its restaging of Naharin’s thirty-year-old masterwork TABULA RASA, which will close the shows.

Rounding out the program are Malpaso artistic director and co-founder Osnel Delgado’s OCASO, and company member Beatriz García’s new work SER (BEING).

On opening night, join the artists for a post-performance talk-back.

MALPASO DANCE COMPANY

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 28, 29, and 30.

All shows at 7:30 pm.

Bram Goldsmith Theater

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

9390 Santa Monica Boulevard North, Beverly Hills.

Malpaso Dance Company. Photographs by Lawrence K. Ho.

LUDWIG GÖRANSSON

This week in Beverly Hills, Ludwig Göransson—composer for all of Ryan Coogler’s films, and producer of Haim and Childish Gambino—will perform live and join Elvis Mitchell for a conversation about film music and production.

 

AN EVENING WITH LUDWIG GÖRANSSON

Tuesday, January 15, at 7:30 pm.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

9390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.

Above: Fruitvale Station original soundtrack album.

Below: Donald Glover (left) and Ludwig Göransson.

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO AND THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

The Windy City is in the house this week at The Wallis with the collaborative performance of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the music ensemble Third Coast Percussion, here for a three-night engagement in Beverly Hills.

The West Coast premiere of Emma Portner’s FOR ALL ITS FURY will open the show, prefaced by the composition “Perfectly Voiceless.” The solo work by Rena Butler is outstanding in this piece, and the energetic male pairings between Craig D. Black, Jr., Elliot Hammans, Florian Lochner, and Andrew Murdock are distinctive.

A second local premiere—Teddy Forance’s EVERYTHING MUST GO—will close out the first half of the evening. The works in Act One run in continuum, and the music for all three was written by Devonté Hynes.

After the break, the groups will perform Ohad Naharin’s IGNOREAlejandro Cerrudo’s PACOPEPEPLUTO, and Crystal Pite’s SOLO ECHO.

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO

and THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

Thursday through Saturday, January 10, 11, and 12.

All shows at 7:30 pm.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Bram Goldsmith Theater

9390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.

From top:

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs choreographer Teddy Forance’s Everything Must Go with David Skidmore of Third Coast Percussion.

Hubbard Street dancers (from left) Kellie Epperheimer, Jacqueline Burnett, Adrienne Lipson, Alicia Delgadillo, and Rena Butler in Ignore from Decadance/Chicago by Ohad Naharin.

Hubbard Street dancer Craig D. Black Jr. in PACOPEPEPLUTO by Alejandro Cerrudo.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in Solo Echo by Crystal Pite.

Hubbard Street dancer Rena Butler in For All Its Fury by Emma Portner.

All photographs by Kevin Parry, January 10, 2019, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

JACOB JONAS — FALL SEASON AT THE WALLIS

This week, Jacob Jonas The Company will present five premieres at the Wallis’ intimate Lovelace Studio Theater.

The nightly program includes three world premieres choreographed by company founder and director Jacob JonasMAKE A TOAST, CRASH, and the opening number TRANSFER, in which Jonas—joined by company veterans Lamonte Goode, Jacob “Kujo” Lyons, Mike Tyus, and Jill Wilson—will dance.

Also on the bill are the world premieres of Donald Byrd’s UNKNOWN TERRITORIES and Omar Román De Jesús’ CUPIDO.

CRASH, which closes the evening, features a live score composed and performed by Okaidja Afroso.

JACOB JONAS THE COMPANY

Wednesday through Saturday

October 24, 25, 26, and 27, at 8 pm.

Saturday, October 27, at 2:30 pm.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Lovelace Studio Theater

9390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.

From top:

Jacob Jonas, Crash, Joy Isabella Brown and Emma Rosenzweig-Bock in top photo, and Lamont Goode—with Okaidja Afroso in background—in photograph second from top.

Jacob Jonas, Transfer, Jonas and Jill Wilson.

Donald Byrd, Unknown Territories, Jacob “Kujo” Lyons at center.

Transfer, Wilson and Mike Tyus.

All photographs by Lawrence K. Ho.