Moves After Dark Opens Monday!

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Work by Ana Maria Alvarez Rehearsal – Photo by Heather Toner

Ordinarily in the theater world, Mondays & Tuesdays are considered “dark nights,” because there very rarely ever is a show on those days.  So the theaters are literally dark with all the lights turned out.  Well, this month we’ve decided to bring a bit of life to these normally quiet evenings with a new production called Moves After Dark!

Starting Monday, Moves After Dark will feature 4 LA-based dance companies in original works choreographed specifically for unusual locations around The Music Center’s large campus.  Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY will perform in the Founders Room of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (a space normally not open to the public,) Lula Washington Dance Theatre will perform on the front steps of Walt Disney Concert Hall,  Contra-Tiempo’s artistic director has set a piece in the reflecting pool that surrounds the Mark Taper Forum, and BODYTRAFFIC will perform  a work on the plaza originally co-commission by Dance Camera West and featuring an original sculpture by LA artist Gustavo Godoy.

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Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY – Photo by Heather Toner

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Lula Washington Dance Theatre – Photo by Heather Toner

Audience members will be split into three groups and each group will be escorted from location to location to view the works.  At the end of the evening, all three groups will come together to view the final piece by BODYTRAFFIC.

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BODYTRAFFIC on scuplture by Gustavo Godoy – Photo by Skye Schmitdt

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It’s safe to say, we’re all pretty excited about Moves After Dark  because it launches a whole new way to experience dance at The Music Center and does so in a way that’s more casual and accessible…. It also highlights the beautiful architecture and nuances of our campus in a truly exciting and innovative way.

Tickets are just $25 and that includes 1 free drink from the Patina Bar (soft drinks, wine, beer, tea and coffee only) and you’ve got 4 chances to see this innovative, totally LA performance:  July 13, 14, 20 & 21.  So grab your tickets, grab your friends and get ready to move! 

This new series is sponsored by Center Dance Arts, with lead support from Cornerstone Research  and STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN LLP.