2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068
The Ford Signature Series pairs Brooklyn, New York-based dance company Urban Bush Women with Los Angeles-based urban Latin dance theater company CONTRA-TIEMPO for a one-of-a-kind evening of dance under the stars. UBW performs the West Coast premiere of their newest work, Walking with ‘Trane, inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of innovative jazz great John Coltrane. Featuring experimental movement and an original soundscape, Walking with ‘Trane is conceived of as an album, offering a Side A (with guest DJ) and Side B (with live pianist). CONTRA-TIEMPO gets the evening started with She Who: Frida, Mami & Me, a new work inspired by the life and mythology of Frida Kahlo and Nigerian deity Mami Wata. Former UBW company member Mariani Forté choreographs.
544 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Anaïs, A Dance Opera, created by composer/lyricist Cindy Shapiro and director/choreographer Janet Roston and produced by Mixed eMotion Theatrix, explodes on stage by incorporating music, dance and visual projections into a cutting edge stage production that explores and illuminates the riveting life of famed diarist and literary figure Anaïs Nin and her world of words, sex, passion and creativity. This contemporary stage production opens August 27, 2016 through September 18, 2016 for a four-week run at the Greenway Court Theatre 544 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036. August 27 – September 18, 2016