A mix of dance, mu­sic, the­ater

Los Angeles Times - - ARTS & BOOKS - By Laura Bleiberg cal­en­dar@la­times.com

L.A. will be full of new moves in the month ahead. Here’s a sam­pling of five dates for your dance cal­en­dar:

LACDC: It’s your fi­nal chance: L.A. Con­tem­po­rary Dance Com­pany on Sun­day presents the last of five per­for­mances of “Rift,” a pro­gram group­ing a world pre­miere by Stephanie Zale­tel, an ever-ex­pand­ing piece by artis­tic di­rec­tor Genevieve Car­son, and Nathan Makolan­dra’s rel­a­tively new “Nomad.Lore.” 2 p.m. $25. Odyssey Theatre, L.A. www.la­con­tem­po­rary­dance.org

Ok­wui Okpok­wasili: The per­former moved au­di­ences in chore­og­ra­pher Ralph Le­mon’s “How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Any­where?” at REDCAT in 2010. Now, in her “Poor Peo­ple’s TV Room,” Okpok­wasili mixes dance, mu­sic, the­ater and film in a piece in­spired by a cen­tury of women’s re­sis­tance move­ments in Nige­ria. In a re­view of “Poor Peo­ple’s TV Room” at New York Live Arts last year, Gia Kourlas of the New York Times said the swirl of the real and the imag­i­nary could be con­fus­ing at times, but Okpok­wasili’s vir­tu­os­ity was ob­vi­ous: “She can’t tame her mag­nif­i­cence.” 8:30 p.m. Thurs­day-Satur­day, 7 p.m. Feb. 11. $15-$35. REDCAT, L.A. (213) 2372800, www.redcat.org

Kidd Pivot and Elec­tric Com­pany Theatre: Two Van­cou­ver-based troupes blend dance and the­ater in “Betrof­fen­heit,” which ex­plores the mind’s re­sponse to trauma. The pro­duc­tion’s co-cre­ators are out­stand­ing chore­og­ra­pher Crys­tal Pite and Jonathan Young, whose own fam­ily tragedy pre­ceded this work. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16. $45-$95. Broad Stage, Santa Mon­ica. (310) 434-3200, the­broad­stage.org

FLAX Foun­da­tion: As part of a two-week France Los An­ge­les Ex­change fes­ti­val ti­tled the Dialec­tic of the Stars, French con­cep­tual artist Noe Soulie will per­form and Nao­taka Hiro will screen his short film “The Pit (Dancer With Golden Lips)” at L.A. Dance Project’s new home. 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Free. 2245 E. Wash­ing­ton Blvd., L.A. flax­foun­da­tion .org

L.A. Bal­let: The com­pany closes the sea­son with a re­vival of its pro­duc­tion of “Swan Lake,” per­formed in three lo­cales: March 3 at the Alex Theatre in Glen­dale, March 10 at the Re­dondo Beach Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, and March 16-17 at Royce Hall at UCLA. $31$99. (310) 998-7782, losan­ge­les­bal­let.org

Paul B. Goode

“POOR Peo­ple’s TV Room”: Ok­wui Okpok­wasili, left, Ka­t­rina Reid.

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