One of the jewels in the local scene, the Fountain Theater has a long-standing commitment to dance. After three years, the irrepressible Forever Flamenco still continues to draw and delight every Sunday. The Fountain’s Festival of Solos and Duets may occur only once a year, but it, too, has demonstrated its staying power. Every year for the past decade, producing artistic director Deborah Lawlor and festival co-producer Benita Bike have curated a show that provides a core sample of what’s currently happening or about to happen with dance in L.A. This year’s lineup includes Daniella Ardalla, Chris Baltes, Nathalie Broizat, Laurie Cameron, Phoenix Cole, Filip Condeescu, Narineh Ghazarians, Diana MacNeil, Stephanie Powell, Donna Sternberg and Bike. Some are established names, others are new to the local dance scene — but given the festival’s successful history, all are worth a look. At the Fountain Theater, 5060 Fountain Ave., Hlywd.; Sat., May 13, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 14, 2 p.m.; $20. (323) 663-1525 or

—Ann Haskins

LA Weekly