Stepping Up By Stepping Back

In the wake of last week’s last minute cancellation or postponement of all announced dance performances due to the Covid-19 virus, this week continues the trend. As of publication, only one event has not been confirmed as cancelled. First an alphabetical listing of cancellations and postponements, then the only event whose status could not be confirmed by press time, so possibly the only event left dancing. The photos are a reminder of what will be missed, for now. Ticket holders are advised to contact the venue, presenter or ticket issuer for a refund, and also to consider making a donation of the ticket to the performers who now will not otherwise be paid.

Cancelled or postponed:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Music Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown; Wed.-Sun., March 18-22. https://www.musiccenter.org/.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Photo courtesy of the artists.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Photo courtesy of the artists.

Benita Bike’s DanceArt, Culver City Senior Center, Culver City; Sun., March 22. https://www.danceart.org/.

Benita Bike's DanceArt. Photo courtesy of the artists.
Benita Bike’s DanceArt. Photo courtesy of the artists.

Cirque du Soleil‘s Volta, at Orange County Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa; Wed., March 18 to Sun., April 19. https://cirk.me/VOLTA.

Cirque du Soleil's "Volta." Photo courtesy of the artists.
Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta.” Photo courtesy of the artists.

Colburn Dance Academy’s Counterpointe, LA Dance Project Studio, downtown; Sat., March 21. https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/events/counterpointe/.

Dancing With the Stars Live at two venues. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa; Wed., March 25. https://www.scfta.org/. Also at Microsoft Theater, downtown; Sun., March 29. https://www.microsofttheater.com/events/detail/dwts20.

 

Dancing with the Stars. Photo by Geoff Burke for Facultyinc.
Dancing with the Stars. Photo by Geoff Burke for Facultyinc.

Festival Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake, Irvine Barclay Theater, Irvine; Sat.-Sun., March 21-22. https://www.festivalballet.org/.

Festival Ballet's "Swan Lake." Photo courtesy of the artists.
Festival Ballet’s “Swan Lake.” Photo courtesy of the artists.

Gala Flamenco, Irvine Barclay Theater, Irvine; Thurs., March 26. https://www.thebarclay.org/.

Gala Flamenco. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Gala Flamenco. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Garth Fagan Dance, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Fri.-Sun., March 20-22. http://ebonyrep.org/.

Garth Fagan Dance. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Garth Fagan Dance. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival which includes several dance events at Theatre 68, North Hollywood; Thurs.-Sun., March 26-29. http://www.lawtf.org.

LA Women's Theater Festival's Juli Kim. Photo courtesy of the artist.
LA Women’s Theater Festival’s Juli Kim. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Rosanna Gamson’s Sugar House. REDCAT, downtown; Wed.-Sun., March 25-29. https://www.redcat.org/.

Rosanna Gamson/World Wide's "Sugar Houses." Photo by Rafael Hernandez.
Rosanna Gamson/World Wide’s “Sugar Houses.” Photo by Rafael Hernandez.

2°B Dance Company’s Ella. El Camino College, Sat., March 21. https://elcaminotickets.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx.

2BDance's "Ella." Photo courtesy of the artists.
2BDance’s “Ella.” Photo courtesy of the artists.

Versa-Style Dance Company, Carpenter Center for the Arts, Long Beach; Fri., March 20. http://carpenterarts.org/artsforlife/versa-style-dance-company.html.

Versa-Style Dance Company. Photo by George Simian.
Versa-Style Dance Company. Photo by George Simian.

Young Arts, UCLA Royce Hall, Westwood; Tues., March 24. http://www.youngarts.org/season.

Uncertain as of press time

West Hollywood’s legendary Schindler House has cancelled all events through March 20. The fate of this event on March 21 could not be confirmed as of press time. The Schindler House provides the site specific stage for a trio of dancers as choreographer/artist Chris Emile explores Black male identity in connection with his exhibition Amend. Expect movement, sculpture, sound, and archival as well as found cinema footage in this event offered in collaboration with No)One.Art House. Schindler House, 835 N. Kings Rd., West Hollywood; Sat., March 21, April 11 & 25, 3:30, 4:30 & 5:30 p.m., free with reservation. https://makcenter.org/programming/amend-performance-series/.

Chris Emile's "Amend." Photo courtesy of the artist.
Chris Emile’s “Amend.” Photo courtesy of the artist.

 

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