In a season rife with wonderful, out-of town companies dropping in for a bit of
SoCal weather and taking the ticket proceeds back to wherever, L.A.'s own bring it home with the launch of the Los Angeles Dance Festival. Co-sponsored by Diavolo Dance Company's Jacques Heim and Brockus Dance Project's Deborah Brockus, this debut festival brims with performances
by 16 of L.A.'s most interesting
and innovative contemporary companies.
Saturday's show boasts BodyTraffic, Dorn
Dance Company, L.A. Contemporary
Dance Company, Lineage Dance Company,
Method Contemporary Dance, Vox
Dance Theater, Regina Klenjoski Dance
Company, Lula Washington Dance Company (pictured). Saturday includes Invertigo Dance Theatre, Ptero Dance Theater, Oni Dance, KDUB Dance, Nugent Dance Theater, Kybele Dance Theater, In/Ex Dance Project, and Rhetoracle Dance Company. This is an unparalleled opportunity to catch up with local contemporary dance troupes in two evenings and a great chance to discover new companies to follow and enjoy in a whole show. Brewery Arts Complex, 616 Moulton Ave., dwntwn.; Sat.-Sun., April 14-15, 7:30 p.m.; $30, $22 advance purchase; $40 advance purchase for both shows.

Sat., April 14, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., April 15, 7:30 p.m., 2012

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