Exploring LACDC’s New Home with the Creators of Terra

LACDC Terra

LACDC’s latest work, Terra, explores the concept of home as they build a creative community in their new space, Stomping Ground LA. Each collaborator brings their own unique experiences and understanding to this fresh take on interactive performance. Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company is christening their new space, Stomping Ground LA, with Terra, an innovative … Continue reading Exploring LACDC’s New Home with the Creators of Terra

What my master-class ballet teacher taught me about writing

What my dance teacher taught me about writing

A masterclass teacher once shared a surprising philosophy of movement with me that shaped my whole approach to dancing and later writing: dancers are lazy. Growing up in a serious ballet studio, we were encouraged to take many masterclasses, so I acquired a wealth of knowledge from a diverse array of masterful teachers. Among my … Continue reading What my master-class ballet teacher taught me about writing

LACDC’s “huge experiment”, Choreography Lab, is a huge success

LACDC Choreography Lab

In the competitive world of dance, it can be hard for new voices to find spaces to experiment and foster their work. LACDC’s Choreography Lab is creating that space. On July 11th, 2019, LA Contemporary Dance Company’s (LACDC) inaugural Choreography Lab at Renaissance Arts Academy welcomed onlookers and community members alike for an all-around nurturing … Continue reading LACDC’s “huge experiment”, Choreography Lab, is a huge success

Luminario Ballet’s “Choose Your Identity” is still trying things on

Luminario Ballet Dance Review

On opening night of “Choose Your Identity”, the Fais Dodo set the perfect scene for a rock-and-roll themed performance. The stage was small, but the rows of chairs were set a few yards from the stage to make room for a dance floor. The backdrop of the black stage was covered in red curtains, reminiscent … Continue reading Luminario Ballet’s “Choose Your Identity” is still trying things on

Ate9’s “1 to 3” gives us a taste of their potential

Ate9 Dance Review

On the evening of May 16th, Ate9 welcomed us to their “living room” at The Ruby Street- a church turned event space with a family beach house atmosphere. The dancers circulated the venue, catching up with friends and attendees before finding their places among the audience. Ate9 choreographer and founder Danielle Agami commanded our attention … Continue reading Ate9’s “1 to 3” gives us a taste of their potential

The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project BTS Story (in Pictures)

The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Project

You can now watch The Asylum on Amazon Prime! We set off, on October 20th, 2016 for the 48 Hour Horror Film Project, knowing we wouldn't be getting much sleep- and not knowing much else. What we came up with turned out to be some of our favorite work yet, feeling we've settled into horror … Continue reading The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project BTS Story (in Pictures)

Dead Oasis Behind-the-Scenes Photo Story

Dead Oasis is a dance/art/music film showcasing choreography titled Bending Inward by Charlotte Smith and music Sin for a Sin by Zac Greenberg. With reformulation of the original dance, Dead Oasis tells a story of history being passed through physical and natural phenomena. Every landscape we interact with holds a history which affects us in ways we are often … Continue reading Dead Oasis Behind-the-Scenes Photo Story