The Music Center’s site-specific dance series Moves After Dark is set to return this summer for a third season on July 24, 25 and 31 and August 1, 2018. Female artistic directors lead all these dances, where they will be performed at non-traditional performance space around The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. Audiences are asked to travel to where the dancers are performing and select their own vantage point for a personal create-your-own experience.
The dance companies include Strange & Elegant Dance with Artistic Director Holly Rothschild; Clairobscur Dance with Artistic Director Laurie Sefton; and Mixed eMotion Theatrix with Artistic Director Janet Roston. The Music Center’s Moves After Dark™ is made possible by Center Dance Arts.
Moves After Dark will be held at 8:30 p.m. Audiences are asked to follow three different paths that will take them to three different performances. This non-traditional dance experience complements The Music Center’s highly acclaimed series, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, which brings distinctive dance companies from around the world to The Music Center’s stages. This interactive experience allows audiences to experience dance in an up-close-and-personal setting with virtually no boundaries between them and the dancers.
Strange & Elegant Dance will explore spatial relationships, fluidity and the expectation of time. The choreography will incorporate and complement the architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall’s Grand Avenue stairway entrance, including the juxtaposition between linear and curvilinear space.
Concert Walls responds to Los Angeles, its visible and invisible energy, and reflects the now-ness of this vibrant city and its intrinsic inequities and inequalities. The choreography will react to the dynamic space created by the stainless steel planes of the Walt Disney Concert Hall’s soaring contours, convex and concave with movement. It becomes more than a backdrop, but a context, a barrier, a frame and a partner for the dancers, musicians and the audience.
Mixed eMotion Theatrix’ will use The Great Gatsby as inspiration for their performance that will have love triangles, intimate dance among the trees and waves of movement from a large ensemble. Mixed eMotion Theatrix combines contemporary dance, theatre, and multimedia to create hybrid performance experiences. The company is dedicated to telling stories in movement of the human condition through the use of folk tales, myths, classic literature, new histories, and biographies.
General admission tickets for Moves After Dark are $30. There is no seating available. Ticket buyers should wear comfortable shoes and note any ADA requirements during their ticket purchase. Tickets are available online at musiccenter.org/moves, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office, 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, or by calling (213) 972-0711.
Recommended for ages 8+