Shared Program of anabella Lenzu and CJ Holm [Professional Performances]

Anabella Lenzu and CJ Holm

The Brick
579 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

  • Jan 21 @ 07:30 PM - Jan 23 @ 07:30 PM

Brooklyn's Exponential Festival presents a shared evening of two innovative female dancer/choreographers: Anabella Lenzu, who will perform her acclaimed "No more beautiful dances," a multi-media solo that wrestles with the realities of being an immigrant, dancer, and mother; and CJ Holm, in her thought-provoking "Becky's Lament," in which she creates and explores Becky's world through text, movement, music and authentic Midwestern cuisine.

Dancemakers presents "Eating Bones and Licking Bread " [Professional Performances]


Dancemakers Centre for Creation
9 Trinity Street
Theatre Studio 313, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario Canada

  • Jan 30 @ 08:00 PM - Feb 1 @ 08:00 PM

Now in her second year of a three-year Dancemakers residency, Lara’s solo work "Eating bones and Licking bread" was presented as a work-in-progress at Dancemakers in November 2019. With a minimal soundtrack of field recordings, live dialogue, voice and textures, the work questions the colonial system of preserving hunger and consuming land. "Eating bones and Licking bread" is conceived, created & performed by Lara Kramer. Tickets $20 & $25 on line or at the door.

Theatre Flamenco presents Soul y Alma [Professional Performances]

Theatre Flamenco

Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA

  • Feb 1 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Bay Area’s first flamenco dance company, Theatre Flamenco presents their 53rd home season performance, premiering the original work Soul y Alma, a collaboration between the dance company and the gospel chorus of Glide Memorial Church. The single performance will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Herbst Theatre, San Francisco. Tickets are available at cityboxoffice.com. Soul y Alma will mark a new “first” for the company: drawing inspiration from the deep canon of African American gospel music. Theatre Flamenco Artistic Director Carola Zertuche has long admired Glide’s choir, while recognizing an opportunity for collaboration, given the many similarities between the gospel and flamenco arts: the deep emotion, vocal keening, stomping and clapping, audience interplay, and an oral tradition. The themes of both traditions deal with using spirituality and artistic expression to overcome adversity and persecution, albeit in the vastly different historical contexts of African Americans in the United States and Roma gypsies in Spain. Glide Church and Theatre Flamenco were both founded during the 1960’s in San Francisco to serve their respective communities during a time of civil rights battles, cultural pride, and artistic ferment. As our city continues to change in ways that pose an existential threat to arts organizations, Zertuche would like to unite these two institutions - which have not only survived but remain relevant forces in the city’s culture - to produce a genre-bending new show. Featured artists in the performance are Carola Zertuche (Artistic Director, choreographer, dancer), Juani de la Isla (Musical Director, composer, guitarist), Amparo Heredia (flamenco singer), Diego Alvarez (percussionist), The Glide Ensemble (choir), and two visiting artists who excel at pushing flamenco in unexpected directions: Cristina Hall (guest flamenco dancer, originally from San Francisco, now residing in Spain), and Eduardo Guerrero (guest flamenco dancer).

"TALES OF HOPPER" [Professional Performances]


The DiMenna Center for Classical Music - Mary Flagler Cary Hall
450 W 37th Street
New York, NY

  • Feb 25 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Feb 26 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance will return to NYC February 25 and 26, 2020 with the premiere of Tales of Hopper (2019), a new theater-dance work inspired by American realist painter Edward Hopper. Tales of Hopper, in a collaboration between choreographer Cherylyn Lavagnino and composer Martin Bresnick, uses dancers cast as figures plucked from selected Edward Hopper paintings. Human connections are illuminated though gestural movement steeped in subtext, with Bresnick’s original composition for piano, violin, and cello bringing emotional undercurrents to the surface. Transparent set pieces reference Hopper’s environments, contextualizing each of the eight vignettes as they unfold. Tales of Hopper marks a departure for Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, asking each of the dancers to step into the new roles of actor and collaborator in the company’s most character-driven work to date. “Edward Hopper’s paintings portray a sense of despair and emptiness—a crisis of an alienated world reflecting the loneliness of the human situation in a new, modern age. As artists, we have the only real job security: the expression of the human experience cannot be replaced by computers or machines. CLD has a responsibility to provide insight into and reflection on these disturbing concepts through collaborative, connected performance.” – Cherylyn Lavagnino, Artistic Director Lavagnino’s newest work is a collaboration with world-renowned artists including composer Martin Bresnick, pianist Lisa Moore, violinist Elly Toyoda, cellist Ashley Bathgate, set designer Jesse Seegers, and costumer Christopher Metzger. CLD performing artists include Sharon Milanese, Kristen Foote, Claire Westby, Justin Faircloth, Corinne Hart, Lila Simmons, Oscar Rodriguez, Emma Pajewski, Philip Strom, Dervla Carey-Jones, Gwen Gussman, and Malcom Miles Young. A full evening performance will also include two repertory works: • Triptych (Excerpt, 2012) links two distinct scores: Francois Couperin’s “Troisième Leçons Tenèbres à Deux Voix,” from the deeply religious Baroque period, and an original score by longtime CLD collaborator Scott Killian. A reverent, intertwining entrance for the female chorus, seeped in the religious ecstasy evoked by Couperin’s composition, prefaces each section of the work. Through abstraction, Lavagnino’s choreography references several Christian icons; the distinct qualities of each dancer embody the individual nature of spiritual expression. This excerpt features the first of two movements. • Veiled (2016), a work for a female cast of six, explores the enactment of physical and internal grace in the face of oppression. Lavagnino choreographed movements that are pared-down and stripped of virtuosity, invoking the harsh angles of rituals and formal prayer. Together the dancers forge a rite born of shared experiences that unifies the individual spirits of the group. To Martin Bresnick’s austere score, Veiled reflects women who carry themselves with strength and dignity through an unjust world.

Jane Franklin Dance Presents: Forty+ Project []

Jane Franklin Dance

Theatre on the Run
3700 S Four Mile Run Dr
Arlington, VA

  • Mar 3 @ 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Mar 10 @ 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Jan 21 @ 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Jan 28 @ 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Feb 4 @ 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Feb 11 @ 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Feb 18 @ 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Feb 24 @ 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

*Explore movement and performance in a creative project Forty+ celebrates the collective creativity of people past the age of 40. Each project features a different choreographer and results in a unique tapestry of collaboration. Forty+ is frequently seen in concerts presented by Jane Franklin Dance and for organizations serving older adults. This project culminates with a performance at Theatre on the Run on April 25, 2020. The project is open to people of all physical facilities. No previous performance experience is necessary.

TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND 2020 [Professional Performances]

Joint Adventures

Zielstattstraße 10a
München, Deutschland Germany

  • Mar 4 @ 05:00 PM - Mar 8 @ 04:00 PM

The TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND will take place in Munich from March 4th to 8th, 2020! The event is an inventory and presentation platform for current artistic developments and innovative trends in contemporary dance in Germany. An expert jury selected 15 remarkable productions from 444 productions in the past 2 years. They will be presented to a large (inter) national (specialist) audience within 5 days. The selection documents how lively and unique the free-producing scene in Germany and the companies at city and state theaters are! More information about the artists, the program and the event at: https://www.tanzplattform2020.de/

The Minghella Project at The Wallis []


Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA

  • Apr 24 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 25 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 18 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 19 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 20 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 21 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 22 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 23 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents its first commissioned dance production, The Minghella Project, April 18-25, 2020. The late Oscar-winning writer/director Anthony Minghella was commissioned by choreographer Jonathan Lunn to write a series of texts for dance, and the four works they created, spanning twenty years, will be presented together for the first time ever as The Minghella Project in collaboration with The Wallis' 2019/2020 Company-In-Residence, BODYTRAFFIC, along with actors and creative artists held close to Minghella and Lunn. For tickets and information, visit TheWallis.org, or call 310.746.4000. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. 

The Little Mermaid - Inland Pacific Ballet [Professional Performances]

Inland Pacific Ballet

Bridges Auditorium
450 N College Way
Claremont, CA

  • Apr 25 @ 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Apr 25 @ 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 26 @ 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Back by popular demand, critics describe this ballet as “…visually stunning…an underwater Lion King,” where puppetry and dancing combine to create a magical ocean world.” Hans Christian Anderson’s story of young love from two different worlds comes to life in Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Little Mermaid with a cast of delightful sea creatures, magnificent sets, elaborate costumes, and innovative aerial technology. Enjoy a sweeping sound collage with music by Ravel, Debussy, Britten, Dvorak and Vaughan Williams, and a surprise ending awaits you! Meet the cast after the show for photos and autographs.

DIAVOLO at The Wallis [Professional Performances]


Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA

  • May 14 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • May 15 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • May 16 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the genre-bending architecture in motion of L.A.-based DIAVOLO May 14-16, 2020. Combining contemporary dance with martial arts, acrobatics, gymnastics, and hip-hop, DIAVOLO explores the relation and interaction between the human body and its architectural environment to understand overarching social, physical and emotional impacts. The internationally acclaimed group garnered a Top 10 place in Season 12 of "America's Got Talent," attracting more than 90 million television viewers. For tickets and information, visit TheWallis.org, or call 310.746.4000. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. 
January 22, 2020