To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier, a live performance component curated by choreographer Jacob Jonas and his eponymous Jacob Jonas the Company. The film component begins Thursday with a screening of international short films at UCLA's Fowler Museum, then shifts to Santa Monica's Laemmle Theaters. The live dance performances Friday through Sunday are a short walk west at the Santa Monica Pier. Announced local and visiting companies including Pilobolus, L.A. Contemporary Dance, Rubberlegz, Emily Kikta from New York City Ballet, the aptly names Seaweed Sisters and Jonas' troupe. The pier performances are free; film screenings are ticketed. International short films at Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood; Thu., April 12, 8 p.m.; $25; and at Laemmle Film Center, 1332 Second St., Santa Monica; Fri., April 13, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 14, noon & 3 p.m.; Sun., April 15, noon, 1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.; $12. To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier, Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier A, Santa Monica; Fri.-Sun., April 13-14, 6:30 p.m.; free.
Fans of live dance, dance on film and folks who just like to go to the beach will all find much to love as this year's Dance Camera West Film Festival adds