In a season filled with wonderful out-of-town companies dropping in for a bit of SoCal spring, only to take the ticket proceeds back to entertain their home audiences, L.A.’s own bring it all home with the second edition of the Los Angeles Dance Festival. Co-sponsored by Diavolo Dance Company and Brockus Dance Project, the festival fills a weekend with performances by 16 top-notch companies, along with open classes and discussions focusing on what is distinctive about the participating troupes, which range from contemporary to ballet to modern to aerial. Saturday’s two performances include Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Luminario Ballet, Contemporary Modern Dance Cooperative, Ptero Dance Theater, Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, Clairobscur Dance Company and Invertigo Dance Theater. Lula Washington returns for Sunday’s two shows, along with Kin Dance Company, Dance Body Dance, L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, Dorn Dance Company, motion/TRIBE, Pennington Dance Group and Kybele Dance Theater. It’s a great chance to catch up with local troupes, plus the ticket money stays here to fund shows in the months to come. There’s not enough room here to talk about all of them, but you’ll find great information and links to the participating companies at ladance​

Sat., April 13, 5 & 8 p.m.; Sun., April 14, 6 & 9 p.m., 2013

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