As noted by dance writer Lewis Segal in his end of 2014 dance wrap up story: “Angeleno choreographers Melissa Barak, Josie Walsh (both at the Broad) and Jacob Jonas (at Highways) launched impressive, short-term attempts to break into wider renown. But what’s next for them? Another night or two a year from now? And will they have to mortgage all their wordly possessions and maybe even their first born to afford even that? As they know too well, there’s no dedicated dance space in this city, no sure passage for choreographers and companies to grow from studio to stage, no accessible/affordable venue where the members of the dance community can measure their work against the achievements of others and where audiences can find and follow the artists they’ve heard or read about.” These are EXACTLY the issues Pentacle seeks to address! To help meet the challenges of presenting and producing dance in Los Angeles, Pentacle presents Home Grown @ Bootleg, a new pilot program launching February 19-22nd. Through this initiative, Pentacle, in partnership with Bootleg Theater, is working to provide a home for L.A.’s vivid dance scene, opening doors by creating new and affordable means for local dance artists to show their work and engage with audiences. Pentacle and Bootleg hope to create audience identification with the Bootleg Theater as a venue audiences can trust to present high quality, interesting and engaging Los Angeles-based dance.
Companies selected for the February performances of Home Grown @ Bootleg in February are Antics, Amy “Catfox’ Campion’s L.A. based hip hop company, and MULTIPLEX DANCE, under the Artistic Direction of Chad Michael Hall, which integrates athletic and acrobatic movement vocabulary with digital media and electronic music.
HOME GROWN @ BOOTLEG
2220 Beverly Blvd, LA
Tickets: $20 in advance/ $25 at the door
Reservations: 213.389.3856 | www.bootlegtheater.org
Invertigo Dance Theatre and Danza Floricanto/USA will share the program April 23-26. The companies were selected by a panel that included Alicia Adams, Artistic Director Bootleg Theater; Jessica Hanna, Managing Director Bootleg Theater; Charmaine Jefferson, Kelan Resources; Sara Wookey; and Evy Warshawski, former Executive Director of Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.
For more information contact Raélle Dorfan, Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
Photos: Antics, MULTIPLEX Dance