In our second installation of “Offstage and Unbound,” The Music Center’s President and CEO Rachel Moore chats with Jessica Lang, choreographer and artistic director of Jessica Lang Dance. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School and a former dancer with Twyla Tharp’s company THARP! She began her prolific choreographic career in 1999, creating more than 90 works on companies worldwide. Her work has been performed by American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, the National Ballet of Japan and Joffrey Ballet, among many others. In 2011, she formed Jessica Lang Dance, a New York City-based dance company dedicated to the immersive music and movement of her work. Since the company’s debut, Jessica has received international acclaim for her articulate blend of ballet and modern dance, punctuated by visually stunning design elements. She is a recipient of a prestigious Bessie Award in 2014 and is a 2017 Arison Award honoree.
The Music Center features Jessica Lang Dance as part of the 2016/2017 dance season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center. The company, which is making its Music Center debut, is on stage at The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre from February 17 through 19.