Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Get Ready for the Weekend Wednesday - 090209

Let's Dance Edition

I'm looking forward to the fall season of So You Think You Can Dance starting next week, so my head is full of leaps, twirls, jazz hands, high kicks and booty shaking. In honor of my love for dance and all sorts of body movements, let's see what's going on in the world of dance this weekend.

iConnect at the Ford Ampitheatre

You know, hip hop dancing is not really what you think it is. It truly is a very challenging and legitimate art form. The Culture Shock LA Dance Troupe has put together a very today look at communication via digital touchpoints with a very "young" dance genre. Don't take my word for it - here's what they say about the show:

Dance for the digital age. Hip hop artists from Culture Shock L.A. stake out the frontier where technology and human interaction collide. Download an evening of brave new dance!

When: Friday, September 4 at 8:30 PM
Where: Ford Amphitheatre on Cahuenga Blvd.
Click here for more details

A Hopeless Chance to See a Legend Up Close

Mikhail Baryshnikov! He's starting his tour of Three Solos and a Duet with Ana Laguna right in our backyard. Unfortunately, the show has been sold out for a while and it's a bit steep for my meager budget. However, if you're fortunate enough to have connections, I highly recommend you see the show.

When: Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 PM
Where: Broad Theatre at Santa Monica College
Click here for more details

Let's Put Some Spice to Your Weekend

From a very young genre with young, upcoming dancers to classic ballet with a legend. Dance is very diverse and we will need a full month to explore every aspect of it. I just want you to get a taste of the different flavors of dance so I highly recommend this next pick.

If you've never gone to see flamenco dancing, I highly encourage you go to Forever Flamenco! This show has been going on a while at the Fountain Theatre. This venue is perfect for this type of dance - it's small (about 75 seats), intimate and the acoustics are great. You get the full effect of flamenco's passion, sensuality and intimacy the way it was meant to be experienced. It's not like watching it while you're waiting for your tapas to be served, amid a lot of noise, commotion and other distractions.

When: Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month (This Sunday, 9/6 is the first Sunday of September)
Where: Fountain Theatre on Fountain Ave. & Normandie
Click here for more details

I know this is a long holiday weekend for a lot of people. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend, stay safe and keep on dancing. Just to get you pumped out, play the music below and get moving! See you next week.

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