Pushing the Boundaries of Dance at the Bootleg

Dance gets a new home in Los Angeles this weekend with the first-ever Bootleg Dance Festival! The funky eastside theater housed in a 1930s warehouse is already known for its progressive plays and indie rock offerings — now it brings its cutting-edge ethos to bear on a curated lineup of contemporary choreographers.

The eclectic lineup runs the gamut from Jamie Benson’s “Mass Transit,” inspired by real-life experiences on the L.A. Metro system, to Antics Performance’s “Illuminated Manuscript,” which combines hip-hop street movement with interactive video projections. Of course, alternative rock bands will jam in the lobby lounge after each show!

Read more in my article that appears in the Los Angeles Times today!

Photo of “Mass Transit” dancers courtesy of Emily Marchand

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