Read dance reviews about shows & performances in Los Angeles, Orange County & New York.

ABT La Bayadère - Isabella Boylston and Jeffrey Cirio - photo by Rosalie O’Connor
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ABT, La Bayadere, And The Temple Of Doom

Dance at the Music Center closed out its season last month with American Ballet Theatre’s La Bayadère. A classical war horse by Marius Petipa, it has...

National Choreographers Initiative 2018 - dancers Tess Lane and Isaac Jones - credit: Jazley Faith
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NCI Gives Audiences a Unique Look at Choreographic Process

Dance choreography is high maintenance. Whereas a musician might keep his guitar close to his nightstand, or a painter might designate a corner of the...

LADP "BachStudies" - photo: Sergi Alexander
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Collaborative Wealth Of La Dance Project On Display In Musco Center Premieres

LA Dance Project’s debut last weekend at Musco Center for the Arts capped a busy few weeks for the company following a series of performances at their...

Dancers in Jerome Bel's Gala
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My Experience at Jerome Bel's Gala

by Andrew Henry When I discovered that I had won DancePlug’s contest and had a pair of tickets to see Jérôme Bel’s “Gala”, I was very excited. Now, I...

Invertigo Dance Theatre - photo by Joe Lambie
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Second Annual Palm Springs Dance Festival Returns to Annenberg Theater

The second installment of the Palm Springs Dance Festival returns to its desert home next weekend, March 1 through 4, with performances at various Pal...

Malpaso Dance Company "Indomitable Waltz" photo by Judy Ondrey
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Malpaso Dance Company Leaves the “Cubanismo” in Cuba

The usual thrill of seeing Cuban companies is getting a straight shot of the cultural baggage that comes with them. But Cuba’s newest contemporary dan...

Ashley Shaw and Sam Archer: Bourne's "The Red Shoes"
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“The Red Shoes” is Matthew Bourne’s Love Letter to Film and Dance

Of all Matthew Bourne’s works for New Adventures, many of which have been seen here in Los Angeles, The Red Shoes makes the best case for an ocean-goi...

Polina
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“Polina” Integrates Dance and Drama with International Flair

Polina, opening this weekend in Los Angeles, makes deft work of melding real dancing and an accompanying narrative drama into a satisfying film. Shot...

Rimbaud Patron, Nicholas Shoesmith, Eve Mutso and Evan Loudon in Nancy Meckler and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo by Andy Ross
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Scottish Ballet “Streetcar” A Vibrant Departure

Fifteen minutes into the Scottish National Ballet’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire the projected image of an antebellum mansion that is the ba...

Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures 'Town' - photo: Johan Persson
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For Matthew Bourne Dance is an Adventure

For Matthew Bourne, dance is an adventure. So far, the two iterations of his companies Adventures in Motion Pictures and New Adventures remain linked...

main photo: Ben Shultz, Charlotte Landreau in Cave of the Heart - photo: Brigid Pierce
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Martha Graham Company, Wild Up Bring On A Smashing Modern Dance Program

It was a superlative evening of dance at the Valley Performing Arts Center last night. And it wasn’t only the terrific program of Graham classics—Cave...

Abraham and Taylor: Dance in the Worlds of Identity Politics and the Imaginary
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Abraham and Taylor: Dance in the Worlds of Identity Politics and the Imaginary

Paul Taylor with his newly minted American Modern Dance and Kyle Abraham with Abraham.In.Motion fielded concerts in Los Angeles over the past weekend....