With performance venues and dance studios closed, here are this week’s SoCal dance events that won’t happen due to the Coronavirus and two that will, sort of. Why list dance events that have been cancelled or postponed? As a reminder of the investment of work, time, money, and heart from dancers, choreographers, creative and technical staff, who now are without work or pay. With the statewide stay-at-home order extended into May, many events still hope to eventually reschedule and some are announcing rescheduled performances in the fall. Meanwhile, a few scheduled dance events are exploring the potential of shifting to performances on-line (events with ***). These join a growing tide of video dance tag and classes. (Latest info below, but please check the websites as these transitions are occurring daily). For now, here are links for information and connection.
Performance Now Online (***) or cancelled/postponed:
BODYTRAFFIC’s Minghella at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills; Wed.-Sat., April 29-May 2. https://thewallis.org/, http://bodytraffic.com/. All Wallis events cancelled or postponed until after May 31.
Chris Emile’s Amend at the Schindler House, West Hollywood. Sat., April 25. https://makcenter.org/programming/amend-performance-series/. Cancelled.
Disney’s Dance Upon a Dream starring Mackenzie Ziegler at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos; Fri., April 24. https://www.cerritoscenter.com/. Postponed to spring 2021.
Flamenco at Los Alamitos Feria de Abril at St. Isidore Historical Plaza, Los Alamitos; Sat.-Sun., April 25-26. https://ferialosalamitos.ticketleap.com/feria2020/details. Postponed to Sat.-Sun., Aug. 1-2.
***Heidi Duckler Dance’s Illuminating The Chandelier. This “zoomed” site specific new work finds Duckler returning for inspiration to the writings of Brazilian author Clarice Lispector, specifically her novel The Chandelier which considers the interior monologue of a woman in isolation, with dissociated and dreamlike feelings who has trouble connecting to the world around her. An apt subject during pandemic quarantine. The live stream offers a shortened version of the work originally scheduled for last weekend at the Wallis and now rescheduled for a fall premiere, but for now, previewable online with registration. Thurs., April 30, 5 p.m. (available OnDemand afterward), free with registration; suggested donation $5. https://www.eventbrite.com/d/online/heidi-duckler-dance-illuminating-the-chandelier/.
Jacob Jonas The Company: Dance Concerts on the Pier at Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica; Fri.-Sun., April 24-26, http://jacobjonas.com/schedule/. Postponed.
***Kybele Dance Theater offers three performances of connectivity 0nline. Choreographed by artistic director Seda Aybay with dancers performing collectively via zoom. Details at the website. Sat., April 25, 11 a.m., 5 & 9 p.m., $5. https://mailchi.mp/5de640a33e8e/live-online-performance, http://kybeledance.com/contact/.
Lineage Dance at The Paseo, Pasadena; Sat., April 25. https://www.lineagepac.org/lineage-dance-company. Cancelled.
Los Angeles Dance Festival at Brockus Project Studios, Lincoln Heights; Fri.-Sun., April 24-26. https://ladancefest.org/, Postponed.
Los Angeles Dance Festival Site Specific Performance at Angel’s Gate, San Pedro; Sat., April 25. https://ladancefest.org/, Postponed.
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/Louise Reichlin Choreographers & Dancers’ Patchwork Girl of Oz at Noble Avenue Elementary School Auditorium, North Hills; Thurs., April 30. https://lachoreographersanddancers.org/. Cancelled.
Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Debbie Allen & Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies at the Orpheum Theater, downtown; Fri., April 24. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0900584DAE7B47D9. Cancelled.
Shen Yun all SoCal venues in April and May have been postponed. https://www.shenyun.com/.
Versa-Style 15th Annual Hip Hop Dance Festival at Mod HQ, San Fernando; Thurs.-Fri., April 23-24. Also at East LA Performing Arts Magnet, City Terrace; Sat.-Sun., April 25-26. http://versastyledance.org/events/. Postponed to Oct. 1-4.
The Best of Dance: So You Thing You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars & World of Dance at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa; Sat., April 25. https://www.scfta.org/events/2020/the-best-of-dance. Cancelled.