And yes, a Daily Concepts’ team member was “front row and center” for the very first performance and had some wet attire to prove it!
Tonight and tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. are the final performances. Having been there and experienced this contemporary, site-specific event, we can’t express the following adamantly enough — DON’T MISS IT!
As mentioned last week, there are four dance troupes participating at various sites. First stop for us was the Mark Taper Forum pond.
A soulful voice captured our attention, as a woman dressed solely in white entered the scene. What commenced next — dancers from Ana Maria Alvarez’s CONTRA-TIEMPO bursting into movement as part of Agua Furiosa, a work inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Oya, burst onto the scene.
When the dance subsided, our group moved to its next location — the steps of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Waiting there was a performance from Lulu Washington Dance Theatre: Message for My Peeps: The Message, Installation #5 (2011), choreographed by Associate Director Tamica Washington-Miller.
Another figure, dressed solely in white, serves as a sage to a young girl, leading her through tumult resulting from economic downturn and resulting public reaction.
A somber throng made their way to their third stop of the evening — the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion’s Founders’ Room.
Here, a group of white clad dancers from Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY brought levity to the audience through interactive antics. Daily Concepts even had the opportunity to share a bowl of popcorn with one of the dancers as part of the performance.
For the evening’s final performances, all of the audience groups came together in The Music Center’s plaza.
A a large-scale sculptural installation by artist Gustavo Godoy had promised something special was afoot for the grand finale.
BODYTRAFFIC burst onto the scene, performing Restructure,
We know Monday and Tuesday are “school nights,” but we also know you’ll be dazzled by Moves After Dark. Go. Get wet (Or not. Your choice.). Be inspired.
Where: The Music Center – Various Indoor and Outdoor Locations 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Monday, July 20, 2015 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 8:30 p.m.
Each work is approximately 15-20 minutes long; the total performance is approximately two hours. The experience involves walking and standing; please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
General admission tickets for Moves After Dark are $25 and include a drink voucher valid during Moves After Dark only.
There is no seating available. Ticket buyers should note any ADA requirements during their ticket purchase.
Tickets are available online at musiccenter.org/moves, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office, 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, or by calling (213) 972-8550. For groups of 10 or more, call (213) 972-8555 or email email@example.com.