Dance & Performance

Best burlesque acts in LA: The city’s top ten live shows

Best burlesque acts in LA: The city’s top ten live shows

Publication - Time Out

Since the neo-burlesque craze kicked off in the 1990s, the LA burlesque scene has grown into a crowded field of shows, with styles ... read more

Dancing to the smooth groove of urban ballroom

Dancing to the smooth groove of urban ballroom

Publication - Los Angeles Times

On Urban Ballroom Fridays, Inglewood is the place to be for sharply dressed, smooth-moving dancers of a certain age. It’s Friday ... read more

‘Kumpanía’ and festival spotlight Los Angeles’ flamenco scene

‘Kumpanía’ and festival spotlight Los Angeles’ flamenco scene

Publication - Los Angeles Times

In the recently completed documentary “Kumpanía: Flamenco Los Angeles,” narrator Bruce Bisenz opens the film by saying, ... read more

The Floor dance night swings into action in Hollywood

The Floor dance night swings into action in Hollywood

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Pros and amateurs alike get into the spirit at the King King, where the moves are all over the place. When a circle forms in the middle read more

Mod music, clothing make a comeback at area clubs

Mod music, clothing make a comeback at area clubs

Publication - Los Angeles Times

A younger generation is donning miniskirts and go-go boots and dancing to vintage Northern soul and Motown at Cafe Club Fais Do-Do and ... read more

Boogie Nights: Bachata is stepping into salsa’s territory

Boogie Nights: Bachata is stepping into salsa’s territory

Publication - Los Angeles Times

If the latter seems too complex and fast, this more slower, smoother dance from the Dominican Republic might be the thing. Bachata ... read more

Boogie Nights: ‘Silent disco’ is making itself heard

Boogie Nights: ‘Silent disco’ is making itself heard

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Instead of relying on the massive speaker systems found at most clubs, this newish trend has partygoers donning wireless headphones to ... read more

The hustle for a new generation

The hustle for a new generation

Publication - Los Angeles Times

The Double H Club in El Segundo has a night dedicated to the iconic dance. But instead of being an ode to the 1970s disco era, the ... read more

Boots scoot during Montana’s dance nights

Boots scoot during Montana’s dance nights

Publication - Los Angeles Times

The footwork is fancy but the cowboy hats don’t get rattled as couples hit the floor of this San Dimas club. “Cowboy Cha ... read more

Bootleg Dance Festival hopes to display dance as it has never been seen

Bootleg Dance Festival hopes to display dance as it has never been seen

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Seven groups have been commissioned to produce new works. Forward thinking is paramount. It sounds like a job for a robotics ... read more

Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival gives choreographers a spotlight

Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival gives choreographers a spotlight

Publication - Los Angeles Times

The competitive structure sets it apart from other festivals. Last spring, Los Angeles choreographer Terri Best was grappling with a ... read more

Dancing to the beat of another country

Dancing to the beat of another country

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Margit Edwards vividly remembers the exact moment she understood how to dance the samba. On a beach in Brazil — swept up in the power ... read more

Celebrate Dance at the Alex in Glendale

Celebrate Dance at the Alex in Glendale

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Jazz, contemporary, acrobatic and ballet comprise the program’s fifth year. In their aerial duet “Guiding Rings,” ... read more

Poor Dogs Dig For Theater’s Bones

Poor Dogs Dig For Theater’s Bones

Publication - Los Angeles Times

It sounds like the archetypal young actor’s plight, one repeated with every fresh arrival to Hollywood. “We’ve been ... read more

The future is NOW

The future is NOW

Publication - Los Angeles Times

REDCAT’s innovators show that . . . Performance artist Kristina Wong never imagined that living in her West L.A. apartment with ... read more

Moving stories, to the beat of the streets

Moving stories, to the beat of the streets

Publication - Los Angeles Times

HIP-HOP dancer Steven “Boogieman” Stanton never had to answer the question “So You Think You Can Dance?” Long ... read more

There’s something about women celebrating tap that just clicks

There’s something about women celebrating tap that just clicks

Publication - Los Angeles Times

STARTING Friday, four generations of female tap dancers will descend upon UCLA to celebrate their contributions to the historically ... read more

These choreographers are jumping with joy

These choreographers are jumping with joy

Publication - Los Angeles Times

THE name “Four-Headed Dance II” may conjure images of mythological, fire-breathing monsters or the Hindu god Brahma. But ... read more