Celebrating the contemporary dance community in the City of Angels, the indefatigable Deborah Brockus has mounted her latest iteration of the LA Dance Festival since founding it in 2012. Bringing together 28 troupes over four nights (with nine separate performances)—as well as offering classes—Brockus has been producing events like these for years, including the Spectrum Dance in LA series, which received a Lester Horton award for “Outstanding Production of a Festival or Series” back in 2002.
Raymond Ejiofor, Isaac Huerta, Holly Leonard of BrockusRED in “Connect.” Photograph by David Tenenbaum
One would think that a dance inspired by the events of the January 6 insurrection—yes, a dance!—would not be the ideal stuff of theater, but the eight members of Laurie Sefton Creates (formerly Clairobscur Dance Company), succeeded in giving life to Sefton’s premiere “Herd. Person?”, while the dance, itself, was occasionally problematic.Continue Reading