Keeping Up With What We’ll Miss
With performance venues and dance studios closed, here are this week’s SoCal dance events that won’t happen due to the Covid-19. Why list dance events that have been cancelled or postponed? As a reminder of the investment of work, time, money, and heart from dancers, choreographers, creative and technical staff, who now are without work or pay. With the statewide stay-at-home order extended to April 30, many events still hope to eventually reschedule. Meanwhile, more and more dance is shifting to on-line performances or classes. (Latest info below, but please check the websites as these transitions are occurring daily). For now, here are links for information and connection.
Cancelled or postponed or on line:
Benita Bike’s DanceArt at Plummer Park, West Hollywood; Sun., April 19. https://www.danceart.org/schedule.html. Postponed.
BODYTRAFFIC’s Minghella at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills; Sat.-Sun., April 18-19 & Wed.-Sat., April 29-May 2. https://thewallis.org/, http://bodytraffic.com/. All Wallis events cancelled or postponed until May 31.
Bollywood Boulevard-A Journey Through Hindi Cinema Live at Cal State University Northridge The Soroya, Northridge; Sun., April 19. https://www.thesoraya.org/calendar/performances/. Cancelled.
Cirque du Soleil‘s Volta, at Orange County Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa; to Sun., April 19. https://cirk.me/VOLTA. Cancelled.
Donna Sternberg & Dancers’ Transit Dances at Expo Line, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica; Sat., April 18. https://dsdancers.com/. Cancelled.
Heidi Duckler Dance’s The Chandelier at The Wallis, Beverly Hills. Wed.-Sat., April 15-18. TheWallis.org. Postponed.
Los Angeles Dance Festival’s Fringe at Diavolo Studios, Lincoln Heights; Fri., April 17. Postponed.
Savion Glover at the Orpheum Theater, downtown; Sat., April 18. https://www.ticketmaster.com/savion-glover-tickets/artist/804269. Cancelled.
Shen Yun all SoCal venues in April and May have been postponed. https://www.shenyun.com/.
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s Palermo Palermo at Music Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown; Fri-Sun., April 17-19 https://www.musiccenter.org/. Cancelled.
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica; Fri.-Sun., April 17-19. https://www.thebroadstage.org/performances/2019-20/dance/uscdance. Suspended.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ann Haskins has written about dance for L.A. Weekly since shortly after it began publishing. She also has written about local and national dance for Pointe Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, L.A. View, Coast Magazine, the Daily News, and the Herald Examiner. Among her broadcast projects, Ann hosted Inside Theater on KCRW-FM and contributed dance and theater features to both KLON-FM and KUSC-FM. She has received two Horton Awards from the Los Angeles Dance Resource Center for her coverage of dance in Los Angeles.