When she was an undergraduate student at USC, Kate Hutter wrote a business plan for L.A. Contemporary Dance Company. After graduation, she not only made LACDC a reality, but established it as a major player on the LA dance scene. Part of that original business plan included turning the company over to new blood after 10 years.  She did that too and her selected successor, Genevieve Carson, has carried on, expanding the company’s profile as a repertory company incubating new dance, especially from LA-based choreographers.

L.A. Contemporary Dance Company: terra

While Hutter has been low profile since her “retirement” from LACDC, she has not been idle, recently opening a new dance performance space, The Stomping Ground. With L.A. dance troupes always in search of rehearsal/performance space at the same time facing many long-time venues/studios falling to redevelopment and soaring rent increases, the new space is an occasion for celebration.  Aptly, LACDC stomps the new ground with terra.

The Stomping Ground, 5453 Alhambra Ave., El Sereno; Thu.-Sat., Oct. 10-12, 8 p.m.; $25, $15 students & seniors. artful.ly/store/events/18803.  Sun., Oct. 13, performance and party $150, https://www.artful.ly/store/events/18804.

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