School is Better with Music Center On Tour!

It’s hard to believe that most Los Angeles schools have started back already and SoCal kids everywhere are trading their swimsuits for school supplies.  But here at The Music Center, we’ve got a solution to sweeten any students’ school day – Music Center On Tour!

Our Music Center On Tour program brings amazing performers like Diavolo / Architecture in Motion dance company and Ballet Folclorico do Brasil to schools across LA county.  Through thrilling, in-school assemblies, our large selection of touring artists are able to bring the magic of the performing arts to thousands of kids each year – exposing them to new art forms, classic stories, diverse cultural traditions, and rich educational content.

The shows are fun, high energy, and engaging for students and faculty alike, but we take it one step further.    Music Center on Tour school assemblies are designed to complement and enhance what students are learning in the classroom too, so we also include written teacher preparation materials that contain background information on the artist(s), as well as pre- and post-performance activities for the classroom that connect to multiple curricular areas.

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Check out all the details on Music Center On Tour, and peruse our list of performers on our website.  Fill out our request form to book an assembly for your students, your child’s school, your friend’s school, your second cousin’s kids’ school… Whomever!  Now’s the perfect time to bring a little razzle dazzle into the school day, and Music Center On Tour is just the ticket!

Breaking Down Our New Season of Dance

Current. Classic. Can’t miss!

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We recently announced the details for our 2015 -2016 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, and we’re proud to be bringing the most sought-after and exciting choreographers and companies of our time to Los Angeles. From re-imagined classics to ground-breaking collaborations, our season is brimming with the best in the dance world right now. Case in point: we’ve bookended our season with works by one of the greatest ballet choreographers of our time, Alexei Ratmansky!

Here’s an overview of the season…

Mariinsky Ballet - Cinderella

photo by V. Baronovsky

The Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra. Photo by V. Baronovsky

The Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra opens the season with Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella set to Prokofiev’s haunting score with a 1930’s twist.

Hubbard Street + The Second City, from left: David Schultz, Tim Mason and Tawny Newsome. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

Hubbard Street + The Second City, from left: David Schultz, Tim Mason and Tawny Newsome. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

Hubbard Street + The Second City will present their ingenious collaboration The Art of Falling, a show that takes sketch comedy to a whole new level.

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. Photo by LIU Chen-hsiang.  Dancers: LEE Tsung-hsuan, YU Chien-hung.

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. Photo by LIU Chen-hsiang.
Dancers: LEE Tsung-hsuan, YU Chien-hung.

Immersed in everything from meditation to martial arts to modern dance, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan will make their Music Center debut in their stunning production of Rice.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Morah Geist.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Morah Geist.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet brings a mixed rep that combines technical precision, power, passion, and the occasional pop song.

Compagnie Käfig. Photo by Michel Cavalca.

Compagnie Käfig. Photo by Michel Cavalca.

The incredibly fun and fast-paced Compagnie Käfig is inspired by hip hop movement and capoeira with complex Brazilian rhythms and jaw dropping athleticism.

American Ballet Theatre. Misty Copeland and Roman Zhurbin in Firebird. Photo by Gene Schiavone.

American Ballet Theatre. Misty Copeland and Roman Zhurbin in Firebird. Photo by Gene Schiavone.

Closing out the season we have a very special American Ballet Theatre engagement as we welcome their roster of ballet rock-stars featuring a mixed repertoire of Symphony No. 9, Piano Concerto No. 1, and Alexei Ratmansky’s reimagined Firebird.

American Ballet Theatre. Symphonie Concertante. Photo by Marty Sohl.

American Ballet Theatre. Symphonie Concertante. Photo by Marty Sohl.

Full subscriptions are on sale now, and our subscribers not only get the best seats in the house, they also enjoy subscriber only discounts and benefits such as free exchanges, complimentary subscriber lounge and behind the scenes access.  What’s more, for the dance obsessed, we are offering an ultimate ticket perk package called Dance 135 including Orchestra Ring tickets to your choice of three shows with special offers, behind the scenes access, discounts, giveaways, and more!