dance theater

Rapsodie espangole!

SO excited to return to the LA Phil to direct and choreograph a new production of RAVEL’S Bolero for Toyota Symphonies for Youth!

Love working with the extraordinary Ottavio Taddei, Natacha Bachour and Micaela DePauli in creating this new dance theater piece inspired by Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole. Telling story through dance and music is what I live for!

The second part of the show - inspired by factory machines and Spanish dance, Bolero, is sure to quicken the pulse. It’ll be impossible not to get caught up in the insistent rhythms and careening melody as the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs this timeless piece.

Sat, April 6th & 20th || 11am @ Disney Hall

Tickets here

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photo credit … Paul Cressey

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muse/ique collaboration with dan goods + david delgado

here's a sneak peek...behind the scenes @ muse/ique rehearsals. i'm very excited to collaborate with visual geniuses dan goods + david delgado. it's going to be an incredible show! 

MUSE/IQUE this sat, aug 8th! 

lead dancers: marlon pelayo + chelsea paige johnson

visual artists: dan goods + david delgado

dan goods

dan goods

david delgado

david delgado

JAZZ/GENESIS...dance with Muse/ique!

One of the gifts of my career is creating dance for live orchestral performances!

This summer i've been collaborating with Mike Simpson (EZ Mike) and Muse/ique to create a theatrical dance event for the upcoming JAZZ/GENESIS show. The music, the story, the magic of Mike Simpson's re-invention have completely revitalized me! 

Come see Maestra Rachel Worby, the Muse/ique Orchestra, principal dancers Chelsea Paige Johnson and Marlon Pelayo and the graduating class of Edge Performing Arts Center's nationally recognized scholarship program LIVE on Saturday, August 8 @ 7:30

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AXIOM...unleashes beauty

i'm so excited to see AXIOM's upcoming show 'Lilit' created by the magnificent

Denna Thomsen and Zak Ryan Schlegel

These 2 are something special and i'm sure their new work will intrigue me and make me wish i was still dancing. 2 bold artists coming together to create something authentic...something worth supporting...so see below for details...and come to the show!


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AXIOM Dance Theatre

 LILIT

Thursday-Saturday, November 20-22, 2014, 8PM

 Inner City Arts, 720 Kohler St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

http://axiomlilit.brownpapertickets.com

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here is a bit about the show:

With all original concept, choreography, and stage/costume design, the story of LILIT physically cross-examines historical gender contradictions and amplifies ancient female howls through a deafening channel of thrashing virtuosity. Her story takes shape in the edgy silence of a hovering unmarked enemy. She is the folkloric assignment unseen female forces and the answer to otherwise inexplicable phenomena among men.

link to trailer:

Lilit trailer