Jessica Lang Dance

We are very excited to welcome Jessica Lang Dance to The Music Center for the very first time this February 17-19!

Jessica Lang Dance was founded in 2011 as a company dedicated to creating and performing the works of Jessica Lang, choreographer and artistic director.

Jessica Lang has created more than 95 works so far for companies worldwide, including American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet (2013 Manchester Theatre Award nominee), the National Ballet of Japan and Joffrey Ballet, among many others.

The program at The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre, which is part of the 16/17 Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center season, includes the West Coast premiere of Tesseracts of Time, created in collaboration with world renowned architect Steven Holl plus the Thousand Yard Stare, a new work created by Jessica Lang in 2015 that sheds light on the theme of war, mixed-media audience favorite, i.n.k. and Lang’s iconic gem, The Calling.

Fun fact: Project Runway Season 12 finalist and Lang’s fellow Julliard classmate, Bradon McDonald designed costumes for both Tesseracts of Time and Thousand Yard Stare. Bradon and Jessica worked together to create costumes inspired by the choreography and subject matter of each dance.

Learn more about Jessica Lang and her company in our podcast, Offstage + Unbound then come see the performance for yourself!

Offstage + Unbound | The New Music Center Podcast

We are excited to launch our first ever Music Center podcast, Offstage + Unbound,™ hosted by Rachel Moore, president and CEO of The Music Center. As L.A.’s premier performing arts destination, The Music Center provides the platform for local, national and international artists in a broad range of genres, including music, dance, theatre and more.

In this series, Rachel will chat with these innovative performers, artists and creative minds. The first episode features William Forsythe, the American choreographer who changed ballet forever.

Learn more and subscribe to the series at

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Celebrate Forsythe | Meet the Companies

As part of Celebrate Forsythe, three major U.S. ballet companies –  San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Houston Ballet – will all perform on The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. This distinctive program is devoted entirely to the work of acclaimed American choreographer, William Forsythe, who hand-picked the three companies.

Find out more about each of them and the piece they will be performing at The Music Center October 21-23, 2016 below.


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Why we #CelebrateForsythe

This fall, the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, The Music Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art came together for Fall for Forsythe, a monthlong celebration of acclaimed American choreographer William Forsythe.

The events all culminate in Celebrate Forsythe at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion October 21-23, 2016, featuring three major U.S. ballet companies – Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, all hand-picked by Forsythe.

So why do we #CelebrateForsythe?


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