A mix of dance, music, theater
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
“POOR People’s TV Room”: Okwui Okpokwasili, left, Katrina Reid.