- By ARLENE WINNICK
Indoor events are back in Los Angeles and leading the way is the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. This fall, The Wallis presents three dynamic LA dance companies led by prominent female choreographers. The LA Times called BODYTRAFFIC “one of the most talked about companies nationwide.” BODYTRAFFIC’s mesmerizing program features Kollide combining elements of ballet and hip hop; the world premiere of a duet, Recurrence and Snap which captures the LA experience. Micaela Taylor’s The TL Collective, one of LA’s emerging dance companies, makes its Wallis debut this month. Known for their fusion of contemporary dance and theatrical hip-hop accompanied by high-level athleticism, their program features Drift and 90’s Sugar. Concluding the fall dance series in November is troupe ATE9 will premiere Joy, a humorous and poignant reflection on human habits and addictions.
In addition to solo performances by Jennifer Holliday and Anne Akiko Meyers, celebrated pianist Ory Shihor presents Beethoven: Darkness and Light, a concert pairing the composer’s sonatas. On October 8, comedian and actress Sandra Bernhard changes the pace with her Madness & Mayhem standup comedy show.
Returning in November The Wallis’ popular outdoor free Sunday Fundays returns with events “designed to spark children’s imagination and fuel their creativity” noted Wallis Artistic Director Paul Crewes. No tickets are required. Note on your calendar: Love Actually Live, a holiday tradition, is back better than ever this year.
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