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A bastion for live theater for four decades, over the past four years the Odyssey Theatre also has put out the welcome mat for dance with Dance at the Odyssey, presenting five weeks of L.A.-based, mostly contemporary dance companies. The 2020 fest opens with the stunning String Theory. Led by Holly and Luke Rothschild, this collective of dancers, musicians, choreographers, composers and harp builders forge what its members call “sonic sculpture” with an assemblage of stringed instruments — most striking, visually and aurally, is its signature giant harp. The evanescent String Theory performs Layers and Landscapes with subsequent weekends bringing new works from Acts of Matter sharing the stage with Dance Aegis (January 17-19), then the JA Collective (January 24-26), followed by LA Contemporary Dance Company (January 30-February 2), and the closing weekend is Victoria Marks (February 7-9).

Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Sawtelle; Fri.-Sat., Jan. 10-11, 8 p.m. & Sun., Jan 12, 5 p.m., $15-$25. odysseytheatre.com.

LA Weekly