Meet Me @ the Metro
Gold Line Theatre
Billed as the “largest participatory extravaganza in the US,” Los Angeles’ Meet Me @ Metro takes riders on a journey through four of the city’s metro stations, and treats them to performances along the way. Beginning at Union Station with a precisely-choreographed dance by event organizer Watts Village Theater Company, highlighted by Andrea Zuniga’s soulful singing, the performances take place at the Mariachi Plaza, Soto and the East La Civic Center metro stations, then return to Union Station to conclude the dance piece, which, fittingly, is about travel expanded as a metaphor for life’s passage.
Meet Me @Metro, runs again this weekend. It costs $20, which includes lunch and an all-day metro pass you can use to explore the city further.
Images, top to bottom: Performers ride the metro with audience members; Company of Strangers performs at Soto station; Rogue Artists Ensemble leads a procession beside the lake at East LA Civic Center.
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Adam Leipzig is the founder and CEO of MediaU, online career acceleration. MediaU opens the doors of access for content creation, filmmaking and television. Adam, Cultural Daily’s founder and publisher, has worked with more than 10,000 creatives in film, theatre, television, music, dance, poetry, literature, performance, photography, and design. He has been a producer, distributor or supervising executive on more than 30 films that have disrupted expectations, including A Plastic Ocean, March of the Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society, Titus and A Plastic Ocean. His movies have won or been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, 11 BAFTA Awards, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, 2 Directors Guild Awards, 4 Sundance Awards and 4 Independent Spirit Awards. Adam teaches at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Adam began his career in theatre; he was the first professional dramaturg in the United States outside of New York City, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, where he produced more than 300 plays, music, dance, and other events. Adam is CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, a company that navigates creative entrepreneurs through the Hollywood system and beyond, and a keynote speaker. Adam is the former president of National Geographic Films and senior Walt Disney Studios executive. He has also served in senior capacities at CreativeFuture, a non-profit organization that advocates for the creative community. Adam is is the author of ‘Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers ’ and co-author of the all-in-one resource for college students and emerging filmmakers 'Filmmaking in Action: Your Guide to the Skills and Craft' (Macmillan). (Photo by Jordan Ancel)