A NICKEL WILL GET YOU A SKATEBOARD TO RESEDA

Despite its pastoral title, Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands blends elements of an adult Disneyland ride with dance theater and contemporary opera as choreographer Nina Winthrop, director O-Lan Jones and dozens of librettists, composers and designers transform a 25,000-square-foot vacant car dealership into 21 different lands. The audience follows the adventures of a couple as each location captures some signature moment in their lives. Each land also has its own, distinctive dances and songs with 20 performers supported by a nine-piece orchestra. In keeping with the travel themes, audience members can opt for varying degrees of transportation comfort. Top ticket price ($50) buys a bicycle-drawn rickshaw. Next is a train dubbed the Overtone Express ($40), and coach travelers ($25) propel their own chairs, (hopefully with wheels). No info on whether the $15 ticket holders are walking or perhaps peddling the rickshaws. Unlike a trip at LAX, there's no extra charge for carry-ons.
Fri., July 9, 2010