Special Events

UNITY - 5 year anniversary Rubans Rouges DanceRubans Rouges Dance Company presents

“UNITY” Five Year Anniversary Show & Celebration

Saturday, October 18 at 8:00 pm

Pre-show Meet & Greet with the Artists starting at 7:00 pm

Tickets $25 (discounts for DRC and SBDA members)


Artistic Director: Choreographer, Dancer, Noelle Andressen
Company Dancers: Artemis Ailianou, Carol Butler, Omaira Galarza, Eva Josan, Corey McCullough, Jessica Mayorga, Amani Minter, Orlando Solis

You are invited to an intimate evening in a studio setting at Live Arts Los Angeles. Enjoy a fun celebratory evening of dance, live music, theatre, film, and art.

Rubans Rouges Dance Company takes you on their journey through the past 5 years and performs some of their most notable and beloved pieces from their repertoire and premiering new pieces.

With special guest artists, including Movement Theatre Co-Lab, Robert Salas; Megill & Company, Beth Megill; and Hart Pulse Dance Company, Amanda Hart. We will also being paying honor and tribute to some of Noelle’s mentors & supporters: Robert Salas, Jamie Nichols, Amanda Hart and long standing company members.

After-Show Reception will include beverages, light food, and snacks. $25.00 ticket price includes the performance and after-show reception.

For General Seating: House Opens 7:40 pm. Rubans Rouges Dance Company strongly recommends on line purchase of tickets since their shows often sell out.

DRC & SBDA members receive a 25% discount on general ticket prices. This production is under the auspices of Santa Barbara Dance Alliance.

Production Credits:
Artistic Director: Noelle Andressen
Rubans Rouges Dance Company Music Composer: Kristopher Kale
Lighting Designer: Ed Salas
Sound Engineer & House Music: Kristopher Kale
Program Photo: Paul Antico
Concert Video Photographer: Bryan Dahl
Program, Web, Media, Graphics Design: Jay Kale

bandelionDandelion Dancetheater presents


Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26
8 pm
$18 general / $10 student/senior/low income

Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/625327

Bandelion, I.I.E. (the Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble) and guest collaborator T-Bird Luv bring the radically inclusive Tongues/Gather works to Southern California for special preview performances April 25 and 26 @ 8pm.

From summer 2013 to summer 2014 Eric Kupers will be directing the research period, creation, and performance of a new work, Gather, to be performed as a companion piece for the revival of Tongues. Gather will explore the nature of birth, to complement Tongues’ investigation of facing one’s death. It will be a piece completely reliant on the body itself–using no props, instruments or set pieces. The work will be created with and performed by the IIE, Bandelion and a host of diverse collaborators.

Excerpts of new material for Tongues:

We hope you join us for this very special performance!

Purchase tickets for Tongues/Gather at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/625327

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
8:30 pm
tickets by donation

Join Ate9 for an intimate studio session, where they will preview moments from their new work, mouth to mouth. Share in their creation process by joining in an open dialogue with the artists and Ate9 Artistic Director, Danielle Agami.

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Franklin Method Dance Conditioning

with Carol Guidry

Sunday, November 24, 2013
$45 Prepaid, $60 at the door
More info or to pre-pay: carolguidry.com or 661-618-6181

Franklin Method Dance Conditioning is practiced by dancers from Julliard to the Royal Ballet School to elicit lasting and rapid improvement to their balance, flexibility and strength by developing the body’s natural strategies for stabilization through dynamic alignment, as opposed to tension.

Classes include brief demonstrations of anatomy and bio-mechanics using anatomical models and common objects to create vivid and accurate images of what bones and muscles do in movement. Exercises for embodying one’s bio-function can include ball rolling, elastic band exercises, self-massage, mental simulation of movement (MSM), and movements from ballet and yoga. Embodying the anatomy improves physical awareness, proprioception and consequently function. Though the workshop focuses on many muscle and joint overuse symptoms that dancers commonly experience the workshop content can be applied to any form of exercise and is suitable for any level of fitness. Elastic bands, balls and other props provided.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Strong, Supple and Springy Spine
  • Psoas-Activating Your Inner Core
  • Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders
  • The Art & Joy of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Hope to see you there!

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Harem Girls and Femme Fatales

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7:30pm
Tickets – $20 presale; $25 at the door


Vintage Hollywood showgirls meet the Middle East! Orientalist paintings come to life through Classical and Modern Bellydance pieces inspired by paintings, costume design sketches, and cheesecake art from the Industrial Age up to the Golden Age of Classical Bellydance (late 1800s – 1960s). Harem Girls and Femme Fatales presents fantasy images created during this time that portray dancers/models as mythically dangerous, sexy femme fatales. Each costume is an exact replica from the painting handcrafted and designed by artistic director Melanie Lane. Featured soloists/guest choreographers include Janelle Issis, a top contestant and first Bellydance competitor from hit show So You Think You Can Dance, and Jayna Kouzouyan touring dancer with Bellydance Superstars.

Live paintings done during the show by Ninyshka Designs!

Artistic Director/Choreographer – Melanie Lane
Dancers – Melanie Lane, Nar, Stephanie Bernhard, Stevena Jackson, Katrina Gourley

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Sundays : July 21, July 28, and August 4
6-8 pm

3 classes: $30 or 1 class a la carte: $15

Join Rebecca Bruno and Odeya Nini for a guided improvisation through the elements….earth….water….fire….air….ether….

Practice moving from within, activating imagination, animating images, sensing subtlety, igniting physical power, and enjoying physical presence.

Odeya Nini’s sensuous soundscape will enliven the space as we move, and as we w i n d d o w n, we will meditate in the vibrations of her soothing voice bath.

This class is for everyone! Join us.

luck-hope-madnessIn/Ex Dance Project presents

Luck, Hope and Semi-Madness

July 13 and 14 at 8 pm
Live Arts Los Angeles
Tickets: $15 advance purchase / $20 at the door
Order advance tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/401648

Luck, Hope and Semi-Madness explores the complexities of “being there” for someone – attempts, successes, failures – from small gestures to grand displays. Recognizing both vulnerability and absurdity, it deals with how we take care of one another, what stands in our way when we cannot, and ultimately where we find hope.

Choreography by Sarri Sanchez, Ally Voye and Maya Zellman, in collaboration with the dancers.

Performance by Diana Delcambre, Megan Fowler-Hurst, Mackenzey Franklin, Carlos Medina and Manuel Meza

Original music by Derrick Spiva Jr.

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Being Human

May 25th, 2013 | 8:00PM

Online Special: $15.00 presale, $25 door
Tickets are available at:


DatuganDanceTheatre is ready to show its 3rd solo production – BEING HUMAN – with support from the Puffin Foundation.


Check out DatuganDanceTheatre’s promotional video for BEING HUMAN: http://youtu.be/zFxb8T3783Y

For more information about DatuganDanceTheatre, visit http://www.DatuganDanceTheatre.com.

screen-shot-2010-11-10-at-5-28-46-pmMusician Jason Luckett @ LALA

Singer/Songwriter brings something extra to Live Arts Los Angeles

Saturday, May 18 at 7 pm
$15 general, $12 students and seniors

Musician and essayist, Jason Luckett brings an evening of song, story and movement to the boulevard, Saturday, May 18, when he performs at Live Arts Los Angeles. A singer and guitarist, Jason’s work celebrates the cultural richness of Los Angeles, and this performance continues his effort to bring music out of clubs and into venues where a more intimate dialogue may occur. Recently, Jason has performed at Highways in Santa Monica, the Los Angeles Central Library as part of the ALOUD series, and locally in a residency at the Left Coast Wine Bar in which he and his invited guest artists create a musical salon. Percussionist Ossie Mair and dancer Haize Hawkins will accompany Jason at LALA.
Supporting six albums and three independently released EPs, Jason regularly tours the United States and Europe. He’s performed at South by Southwest in Austin, TX and Glastonbury Festival (UK), and has shared the stage or recorded with Tracy Chapman, the Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, Jeff Buckley, jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell and members of Bauhaus and Red Hot Chili Peppers. His latest disc, The Second Half of the Bet (Hope Again), moves organically through folk, jazz, rock and world influences, while retaining the strong personality of what Jason calls “miscegenated soul.”
At LALA, Jason will perform selections from his recent releases, preview new material and will incorporate pieces excerpted from recent shows exploring the lives of Emmett Till, Gil Scott-Heron and others.
“I’ve participated in LALA’s holiday programs the past couple years and love the energy that Karen and Jennifer have created, so I’m very excited to put together this evening of new music and collaborations with their support.”
Advanced tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students and seniors and can be purchased from jasonluckett.com or jasonluckettlala.brownpapertickets.com.
For more information, please visit jasonluckett.com.


featuring Francis Awe and the Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8 pm
Live Arts Angeles

$15 advance purchase (click here)
$20 at-the-door

This show, which is normally performed in November, is returning again, by popular demand, to the LALA stage. The Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble is a cultural group that educates its audience about Nigerian tradition and culture through the use of music, song, and dance. Though the performances are entertaining, there is always a moral message intertwined in each individual piece.

The show consist of the Master Nigerian drummer Francis Awe and dancer Omowale Orisayomi leading their group and students in the drumming and dancing of Nigeria that they have learned over the past years. This is also a performance about growth, rebirth, and the evolution of the human Spirit to always rise above adversity and to soar. In the show you will see traditional dances like Sango and Sabada, as well as riveting personal performances by different members of the class, revealing their triumph over adversity in their lives.

Francis Awe states, “I feel that my mission in life is not only to make the Dundun (Talking Drum) a universal instrument, but also to transmit the family aspect of African life to all people of the universe. My music goes beyond entertainment. I am interested in using this medium to unify people of all races and colors.”

There will also be vendors selling their wares.

Advance purchase tickets available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/368469

ENGAGE presented by The Maven Imprint and Nassart

Friday, March 15, 1 pm-midnight
Live Arts Los Angeles
$10 with RSVP, $15 at the door

We are welcoming spring with a full day of live art, live music, poetry, fashion and creative minds finding expression through collaboration. All artists featured at ENGAGE are upcoming talents that truly deserve recognition. There will be a silent auction for all art exhibited and music heard will be available for purchase at the event.

Event Lay-Out:

There will be an open to the public Art Exhibition featuring the artwork of Paulie Nassar (www.nassart.com) among local artists.

There will be a multitude of performances including live music from some of LA’s up an coming talent as well as LIVE ART BATTLES.

Admission will be $10 w/ RSVP or $15 at the door.

To RSVP or inquire about personal submission please contact Paul@nassart.com or Matt @ matt.gorkis@gmail.com

LALA Holiday Party and Open House!

It’s time to party!

Saturday, December 15 from 4-8 pm

We hope you will join us for our 2nd Annual LALA Holiday Party, Open House, and Bazaar! We’ll have snacks, drinks, local artisans, dancing, and lots of warm holiday cheer. We’ll also have a sneak peek at our new studio space set to open in January.

We are very lucky to have Franck Balloffet, Joe Gamble, and Jason Luckett play at our event! And here are just a few of the artisans joining us:

BlackHeart Metals

Rio to Babylon

Zyanya Aromatherapy

Ilaments Jewelry

and many more, including hand knit scarfs and hats, teas, and clothing…

We hope to see you!



Dream of A Fixed Escape

Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8 pm
Live Arts Los Angeles
$15 at the door

Cherise Richards of Riptide Dance, Composer Brendan Byrnes and Video Artist Kerstin Hovland present an evening of dance, live music and video at Live Arts Los Angeles. The works in this production all revolve around modern day forms of escapism and how we condition ourselves to dissociate, fantasize, project, and avert.

Featured Performers include,


Chelsea Yarnell
Cherise Richards
Jordan Saenz
Mark Stuver
Stephanie Zaletel


Brendan Byrnes
Emi Tamura
Gordon Kurowski
Michael Day

We hope to see you at the performance! Please also consider supporting the fundraising campaign for the performers at http://www.indiegogo.com/dreamofafixedescape

Don’t Miss Live@LALA
October 20 at 8 pm

We’re really excited about our first choreography showcase: Live@LALA!

Join us this Saturday, October 20th, for new work by L.A. choreographers! Tickets are just $10. Performance starts at 8 p.m., reception with the artists immediately after.

We’ve got a great line up. See new work from:

  • Ingrid Graham
  • Carol Guidry
  • Laura Laser
  • Beth Megill
  • Cherise Richards
  • Jordan Saenz
  • Laura Smyth
  • Mark Tomasic
  • Taryn Wayne
  • Shoji Yamasaki
  • Chelsea Yarnell
  • Stephanie Zaletel

If you’re interested in participating in future Live@LALA showcases, contact us at info@liveartsla.com or call 323-739-0804.

We hope this showcase becomes a regular thing around here, so tell your friends!

Therapeutic Expressive Movement Progression Techniques

An All-Levels Workshop with Taryn Wayne

September 21, 7 – 9 p.m.

T.E.M.P.T. stands for Therapeutic Expressive Movement Progression Techniques. This flowing movement progression system conditions and integrates all parts of the physical body in an organized manner, and invites the energy self to come along for the ride. It is meant for everyone: from the non-mover, to the highly-trained athlete, to the experienced dancer.

Be Part of Live@LALA

LALA is seeking submissions for our
1st choreographer showcase – Live@LALA!

Deadline for submissions is September 20, 2012.

Show is Saturday, October 20 at 8 pm.
Tech rehearsal is Friday, October 19.

Because it’s so close to Halloween, we’ve decided to theme our first show:
What Goes “Bump” in the Night…

Diverse genres welcome – even dance films! (Sorry, no tap or flamenco.)

Submit your piece via email to info@liveartsla.com by September 20th.

Email us a link to a video sample of your piece, or send a DVD of your work to:

(What Goes Bump in the Night)
4210 Panamint Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

  • Please include a 250 word bio for yourself, name(s) of your dancer(s), and an image of your piece (if possible).
  • Please keep it under 5 minutes.
  • Pieces that are “works in progress” will be considered. Just let us know!

We do not charge a submission fee, however, we require two audience members per dancer per piece. One soloist = 2 guests, duet = 4 guests, and so on….

Tickets for Live@LALA will be $15 advance online purchase and $20 at the door.

Photo by Reed Hutchinson

Josie Walsh presents Urban Angels

Friday & Saturday, June 29th & 30th
Doors open at 7:30pm SHOW at 8pm!

INTERSECTION2 “URBAN ANGELS”, an evening of innovative cutting-edge choreography by Josie Walsh featuring stellar professional dancers and an intoxicating original composition by Paul Rivera Jr. at the intimate cool space of Live Arts LA (LALA).

Artists: AJ Abrams, Ashley Hoffman, Kris Jobson, Sara Silkin, Michael Waldrop, Season Winquest

$20 limited seating, pre-paid tickets guarantee admission-highly recommended! Stay for wine and Q&A afterwards
ALL proceeds go directly to the dancers!
PURCHASE http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/254957


Workshop: Unwind, Travel and Stream toward the Tropic of Cancer

Friday, June 8, 2012 from 8-10:30 pm

Summer is streaming it’s shine and smile towards you — are you ready to feel it and see it, hear and taste it, inhale to smell…and breathe it?

Join Healing Arts Practitioners Lisa Rouppas and Mary Frances Spencer for a Pre-Solstice Guided Journey! We will create the sacred space for Summer’s arrival with a unique blend of breathwork, essential oils, and tonal soundbath. After tuning into our higher vibrations together, each of you will receive Integrative Myofascial Release Therapy, encouraging stressed out fascia in your body to unwind, so that you may enter the arms of Summer with abundant openess, joy, and flexibility. Then a time for Intuitive Movement, a connected soulful celebration in Dance! A brief meditation will close the evening.

We are souls spiraling towards that imaginary yet influential line that circles this Earth, the Tropic of Cancer, and it is our human desire to discover balance and serenity as the excitement and adventure of transformation sends us diving and dancing into the unknown…

$40 at the door or $35 early RSVP: islandsq@aol.com by June 5th

Bring a Yoga mat and blanket; as well, your intentions for the change of season. Light organic refreshments included!


Cid Pearlman/Performance Projects presents:

Friday, May 25, 2012
8:00 pm
Live Arts Los Angeles

$15.50 advance purchase
$20 at the door

Choreographer Cid Pearlman returns to Los Angeles, accompanied by five dance artists from Estonia and U.S.A., for an evening of intelligent and deeply embodied dancing. Los Angeles is the third stop on a mini-tour of California, including events in San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Los Angeles performances are Thursday, May 24th, 12:00PM, at UCLA’s Glorya Kaufmann Hall, Amber Dance Studio, and Friday, May 25th at Live Arts Los Angeles, 8:00PM. The UCLA event is an informal showing and is free; tickets for the Live Arts Los Angeles event are $15.50-$20.

Click here to purchase tickets for Friday, May 25th. (Link will take you to our secure online store at mindbodyonline.com. Just enter the number of tickets you want and hit “check out”.)

Cid Pearlman’s This is what we do in winter features dancers from Estonia and the United States, performing to an original score by composer Jonathan Segel (Camper Van Beethoven). Starting as strangers – foreign bodies in the same room – this international collaboration reflects on the process of getting to know each other during the long dark Estonian winter. Pearlman’s “…intelligent, sensual choreography…” (SF Bay Guardian, 2011) foregrounds the individuality of the performer. Estonian dance critic Tiit Tuumalu writes: …This is what we do in winter continue(s) to haunt me…the simplicity of its culmination, brightness, impressionistic mood, soft humor, unconstrained-ness and dynamics were in beautiful harmony with the music by Jonathan Segel. (Postimees, 2010)

During the 2009-10 academic year Pearlman was a Fulbright Scholar in Estonia, teaching at Tallinn University and collaborating with Estonian dance artists. One of the highlights was working with an extraordinary group of dancers – Rain Saukas, Tiina Mölder, Helen Reitsnik, Alexis Steeves and David King. Together they experimented with performance and embodiment, thinking about how to create environments in which the dancers could be wholly themselves, while simultaneously working with the choreography that they created together. Out of these experiments came This is what we do in winter.

how quickly these accidents is a first-time collaboration between Alexis Steeves (USA) & Rain Saukas (Estonia). As artists nurtured in different nations, cultures and movement styles, an essential aspect of this dance is the illumination of their own clichés and assumptions in both physical and dramatic contexts. In dedication to discovery the choreographers have allowed their aesthetic tendencies and preferences to be corrupted by the process. What began as an experiment in translation has become a game of serious play initiated between two naive yet driven characters. The narrative of the ‘love duet’ is neither avoided nor relied upon. As movement artists Steeves and Saukas believe that the fluctuations of the intellect and the body are inseparable. As our pigeon-aesthetic falters towards fluency we celebrate conflict as much as consensus and search for the barely graspable moments of becoming something new.

Tiina Mölder & Helen Reitsnik (Estonia) present the premiere of Facing Forest. We are going over the open field. In front of us you can see huge sea of moss – the bog. In the remote distance there emerge detached copses – islands in the middle of the bog pool, full of water. A single fox is skulking in the reeds, he yelps. And then a couple of elks: huge and somehow restless. It is as if they are talking to each other, nodding their heads, rubbing noses, and stomping with their feet, while exchanging views. An owl takes wing. An adder flashes through the thicket.

Tiina Mölder & Helen Reitsnik are doing together two things: dancing and hiking. Their dance piece gets inspiration from the forest, swamps and bogs, from walking in different tracks. They are dancing independently and separately in different dance projects, and together in the Estonian dance company “United dancers of ZUGA” (established 1999). Both of them graduated from the choreography department in Tallinn University. In the last few years they have also choreographed dance pieces for children. Facing Forest is drawn from the ZUGA’s performance Old Buddies (2010)

These performances are made possible in part by Eesti Kultuurkapital, the Fulbright Program of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy/Estonia, UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures, Show Box LA, and the many donors who contributed to our USA Projects campaign.



by Sassy Girl Productions PRESENTS:

A Kizomba/Semba Weekend

with IVO VIEIRA from Portugal


Saturday, April 28
9:30 am-3:30 pm

Sunday, April 29
10:30 am-4 pm

More info at KizombaLA.com or 323.835.2455

An Evening of Yoga and
Sound Healing

With yogi Jeff Bass & sound healer Daniella White

Friday, March 16, 7:30 – 9 pm
$20 at the door

Please join us for a Sound Healing Yoga workshop in Eagle Rock. Jeff will lead a mixed
levels Hatha yoga class guided by the healing frequencies of Daniella’s Crystal Bowl playing
and vocal toning. We will end with an extended Sound Bath savasana, helping you achieve
deep states of relaxation. The combination of these two powerful practices will help bring
movement to your chi and guide your body to self healing.

More at www.soundsynergy.net and www.jeffbassyoga.com

LALA Holiday Party,
Open House, and Bazaar!

Saturday, December 3, 2-7 pm

Snacks, drinks, friends, dancing, demonstrations, and great gift ideas — all in one place!

3:00-3:30 pm: Salsa demonstration

4:00-4:30 pm: African and Haitian Dance demonstrations

5:00-5:30 pm: Belly Dance demonstration

6:00-6:30 pm: Zumba demonstration

Come celebrate with the LALA family!!!!!

Homestretch / IS


Carmela Hermann, Terrence Luke Johnson, and Jmy James Kidd

Saturday, December 10 @ 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Live Arts Los Angeles
$20 – Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/210414 or at the door

Homestretch is a hysterical, poignant, ridiculous & heartbreaking look at real life through the lens of choreographer/new mother, Carmela Hermann & gay retiree & accidental dad/grandfather, Terence Luke Johnson. This non-linear, post-modern soap opera layers vignettes of pregnancy-obsession, parenthood, daddy issues, retirement, homosexuality, late-life sex & death. Lines become blurred as the two play games with identity; the relationship seemingly morphs from friendship to father/daughter, lovers, & at times, becoming one another in the ultimate act of empathy.

IS formed from “Inner Sunset,” a piece for 5 dancers choreographed by Jmy James Kidd that then became a solo-duet version and is now just a solo. 99% of the choreography is gone in this new version, replaced with, in Jmy’s words, “the weirdo that I am. I have yet to figure out how to reconcile the structure and strangeness that I feel inside, the trained dancer person and the mountain man.”

Aromatherapy Workshop

Essential Oils to Heal, Prevent, Relax & Restore

with Robert Berryman

Sunday, November 20, 2-4 pm
$25 at-the-door

Most of us know that essential oils offer an array of wonderful natural aromas; but did you know they are also powerful plant medicines that can be used for treating almost all physiological body systems? Scientific studies at hospitals and universities around the world have shown that essential oils contain therapeutic properties, including analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic anti-­infectious, anti-­inflammative, antiviral, decongestant, nerve sedative, digestive stimulant, and so on.

The focus of this class is the “First Aid Kit,” which contains five of the most common and most versatile essential oils -­‐ Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint and Tea Tree. The First Aid Kit is designed for home and travel and is useful for treating the symptoms of minor common ailments such as colds, indigestion, stress, anxiety, insect bites, and much more. This class will show you how to use essential oils effectively and safely for health and beauty.

The workshop is led by Robert Berryman, a certified aromatherapist and owner of Zyanya Aromatherapy of Echo Park. For the past 15 years, Robert has created formulations for Burke Williams Spa, Murad Spa, Pritikin Spa, as well as individuals and a host of aromatic businesses.

The Radiant Self Workshop

September 17, 2011
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Live Arts Los Angeles
$25 at the door

New Workshop! Afro-Contemporary

August 28 from 2-5pm

AFRO CONTEMPORARY: a new dance series exploring BRAZILIAN/ HAITIAN TRADITIONAL and CONTEMPORARY dance techniques, led by Samantha Goodman and Laila Abdullah with live musical accompaniment by Kahlil Cummings, Evan Greer & guests !!!!!
Please join us for the next class in this series, next SUNDAY JULY 24 from 2pm-5pm @ Live Arts Los Angeles


drop in $30

(as these are 3 hour workshops please bring plenty of water and snacks)

For more info:


Master Drum and Dance Workshop,

with Francis Awe and Omowale


Saturday Oct. 15th
3:30 – 6:30 pm

Live Arts Los Angeles (LALA)
4210 Panamint Street (corner of Eagle Rock Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90065
phone: 323-739-0804
email: info@liveartsla.com

Enjoy an afternoon in rhythmic harmony, learning African rhythms, an African song, and African dance with the Master drummer Francis Awe and Omowale Awe.

  • Learn the song Ise Oluwa
  • Learn a brief history of the Talking Drum and history of Yoruba
  • Learn drum patterns associated with Sabada music
  • Learn the Sabada dance and how the dance relates to what the drum is saying


There will also be vendors selling ethnic artifacts.
Please bring your own drum if you can. Some drums available at the workshop.

All are welcome!

Enlightened Theater presents THE WOMAN’S COLLECTIVE

Imagine a Woman

A night of Theater & Dance
August 20, 2011

pre-show: 7:30 pm
show time: 8:15 pm

“Imagine a Woman” is a dynamic evening of theater and dance summer, produced by playwright/choreographer Ashlee Katrice Thomas. This Women’s Collective brings together national and international women from the US, Brasil, Israel, and Jamaica, who are using art as a tool for social awareness on issues that impact our community and humanity. “Imagine A Woman” is the culminating event of the Enlightened Theater Summer Series. Presenting organizations will be hosting workshops throughout the summer that are open to the community. “Imagine A Woman” is an interactive show where the audience has an opportunity to participate in creating–one of the greatest gifts to humanity. The audience will leave with an enlightened view of themselves in relation to the female experience.

Live Arts Los Angeles (LALA)
4210 Panamint Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

$20 (pre-sale – on sale now at brownpapertickets)
$25 at the door

For more information, contact Ashlee at 818-823-0985

Rhythms of Awakening

Saturday, August 13 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Live Arts Los Angeles (LALA)
4210 Panamint Street (at Eagle Rock Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA

Beyond the drum circle and intuitive dance:

Experience yourself within rhythms, drumming, movement, sounding, and full profound expressions of All You Are. With performances, creative engagements, transformative teas, live & recorded music, inspiration of the moment, available rhythmical instruments for expression, togetherness, comfort areas for Mind-Heart-Body-Spirit explorations, shamanic & profound creative dialogue, perpetual invitation to move & sound, and a place of ritual and transformation beyond the time of formative.

$15/person @ the door– or $12 if donated on-line by 8/10/11 at: www.create@generate.com (click on “Events”)


Highlights of OFFERINGS:

~OPENING TEA EXPERIENCE (Heart-opening & transformative quality teas)

~INVOCATION OF AWE: Before-Beginning (John Pabros-Clark, spoken-word, visual media, and imagery)

~PERFORMANCE: CREATING STORIES of SELF (Marcella Pabros-Clark of “Healing Mars”; story, movement and interactive sounding)

~FULL EXPRESSION OPENING: Co-created engagements in Movement-Sounding (Angelina Narvaez; interactive creative forms of self-expression, with live drumming by Craig Casey of “Percussion Art”)

~FREE-to-BE: Circle Opening (free-style movement & sounding, with recorded/live music/rhythms.)

~A SPIRAL INVOCATION: Revolve-to-Evolve (John Pabros-Clark, spoken word & imagery with live/recorded music/sounds; invitation to revolve within who you are and spin out expression from that Core of You)

~ALL-NESS INVOCATION: From Ground to Profound You (John Pabros-Clark; a spoken word, imagery, visual media, and live and recorded music experience of the Axis Mundi)

~LIVE PERFORMANCE: JOHN ZAY & SPEED OF LIFE (original songs of life, love and profound presence; with Angelina Narvaez & Craig Casey)

~SPIRAL AWAKENING: An Experience in Harmonic Uniqueness of All: (Be uniquely You, in and about that collective Spiral field; with live drumming and open expression into that Circle of Becoming)

~The Closing (of No-Closure): ‘Round Midnight (approx. 11:15 PM)

Dress comfortably for possibilities (soft shoes only, please).

Bring a mat, pillow or small portable instrument if you like (a few are available).

Provided: an assortment of heart-opening & transformative teas, essential oils experiences, various rhythmical instruments, live-performed and recorded music/rhythms, spoken word, sounds of healing and whole expressions, visual media, environments of dialogue, unique intimate experiences, and space held for ritual and transformation.

August 7 – Yoga Meets Dance!

Set your body, mind, and spirit free!

Sunday, August 7th
2:30 – 3:45
Live Arts Los Angeles

Yoga Meets Dance™ combines the benefits of yoga, free-form dance, and mindfulness meditation, in one wildly fun, transformational, easy to do, heart-opening dance celebration for all levels, no experience needed.

Facilitated by Kathy Moore, life-long dancer and certified yoga instructor.

More at www.yogameetsdance.com.


Master Drum and Dance Workshop, June 25

with Francis Awe and Omowale

Saturday June 25
3:30 – 6:30 pm

Live Arts Los Angeles (LALA)
4210 Panamint Street (corner of Eagle Rock Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90065
phone: 323-739-0804
email: info@liveartsla.com

Enjoy an afternoon in rhythmic harmony, learning African rhythms, an African song, and African dance with the Master drummer Francis Awe and Omowale Awe.

  • Learn the song Ise Oluwa
  • Learn a brief history of the Talking Drum and history of Yoruba
  • Learn drum patterns associated with Sabada music
  • Learn the Sabada dance and how the dance relates to what the drum is saying


There will also be vendors selling ethnic artifacts.
Please bring your own drum if you can. Some drums available at the workshop.

All are welcome!

Josie Walsh presents “INTERSECTION”, July 1 & 2

“INTERSECTION”, an evening of innovative cutting-edge choreography by Josie Walsh featuring stellar professional dancers and an intoxicating original composition by Paul Rivera Jr. in the hot new space, Live Arts LA (LALA).

Artists: AJ Abrams, Ashley Hoffman, Kris Jobson, Heather Phillips, Donte Phillips, Sara Silkin, Michael Waldrop, Season Winquest

Two Shows!

Friday, July 1st at 8:00pm
Saturday, July 2nd at 8:00pm

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15 limited seating, pre-paid tickets guarantee admission — highly recommended!

Live Arts LA
4210 Panamint St. (corner of Eagle Rock Blvd)
LA CA 90065


New Workshop! Afro-Contemporary


June 26 from 2-5pm
July 24 from 2-5pm
August 28 from 2-5pm

AFRO CONTEMPORARY: a new dance series exploring BRAZILIAN/ HAITIAN TRADITIONAL and CONTEMPORARY dance techniques, led by Samantha Goodman and Laila Abdullah with live musical accompaniment by Kahlil Cummings, Evan Greer & guests !!!!!
Please join us for the first class of the series, next SUNDAY JUNE 26 from 2pm-5pm @ Live Arts Los Angeles


drop in $30
series (3 classes) $80

(as these are 3 hour workshops please bring plenty of water and snacks)

For more info:

KimbámBula Productions Presents:


A Paramount Reunion of Afro-Cuban Masters

Saturday, JUNE 11 & Sunday, JUNE 12

Live Arts Los Angeles (LALA), 4210 Panamint St. Los Angeles CA 90065



Legendary masters from some of Cuba’s most world-renowned Afro-Cuban folkloric groups:

– ANA PEREZ & LUIS CANCINO MORALES – Straight from Cuba from “Los Muñequitos de Matanzas”

– LAZARO GALARRAGA – Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba.

– SANDY PEREZ – Grupo-AfroCuba De Matanzas.

– ROBERTO BORREL – Conjunto Folklorico Nacional.


Transport yourself to the vibrant streets of Cuba & experience the soul of the city of Matanzas during a two-day celebration of Cuban culture through performance, dance & percussion workshops. Come and learn the basics of the dances of the Yoruba tradition, Arará rhythms by Sandy Perez, the mystic sounds of Olokún (Matanzas style) co-guided by Lázaro Galarraga & Ana Perez Herrera, traditional and modern styles of rumba with Luis Cancino Morales and the elegance of Cuban Popular Dance with Roberto Borrel. Come learn from legendaries world-renowned Afro-Cuban masters! Be part of this historical reunion! Come out and play, eat, sing and dance. Take advantage of this opportunity to share and receive the love of our community!

Click here for More details!

Capoeira Workshop – June 4!

with Mestre Boneco

[UPDATE 6/5: Check out video from the workshop! What a day!]

Saturday June 4, 2011
5:30 pm – 8 pm

Capoeira is an amazing Brazilian martial art developed by African slaves. This unique form of cultural expression combines fluid dance-like movements, acrobatics, kicks, and traditional music. Join world renown Capoeira master Mestre Boneco for his first workshop in Northeast L.A.! All levels are welcome!

For more information, contact capoeirabrasileast@gmail.com


Live Arts Los Angeles is thrilled to be hosting this year’s Horton Award Celebration!!! The 20th Anniversary of the awards!

May 15, 2011
5 pm – 7 pm

Live Arts Los Angeles
4210 Panamint Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Tickets: $20 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/170755

For the past twenty years, the Dance Resource Center’s Horton Awards have celebrated Southern California’s dance community and those who keep it thriving. 2010 was filled with many impressive performances, choreography, music, lighting, costume and set design. On May 15th the DRC will celebrate these contributions to the LA dance scene by honoring our awardees among colleagues, friends, fans, and supporters. Join us for a magical evening as we rejoice in the current accomplishments of our dance community, remember past winners, eat, drink, mingle and of course, dance!


Donna Sternberg & Dancers present
Dis-Illusions II

Perception, memory & the shifting sands of reality…

Saturday, May 7, 2011 – 8:30 pm

Live Arts Los Angeles
4210 Panamint Street (at Eagle Rock Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90065

$20 general, $15 students/seniors/DRC

Buy tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/168384

DIS-ILLUSIONS II is the second in a series of performances exploring the concept of perception and memory that is based on scientific evidence that what and how we construct our sense of reality may differ radically from one another. Our expectations, beliefs and memories all affect our perception. Interspersing stories from the dancer’s pasts with shifting movement patterns and dynamics, the dance flows with its own stream of consciousness logic where the sands of reality are constantly changing. Musician Ken Christianson creates a live aural landscape that riffs off of the emotional and kinetic tones in the dance. Working within adjustable space of the fabulous new venue LA Live Arts, stairs, balconies, internal windows and doors offer multiple opportunities to alter the performing and audience space. The room itself becomes an element in the examination of perception and how we view and interpret external information. Dis-Illusions is a continuation of Donna Sternberg & Dancers science series, which seeks to build a bridge between dance and science through the artistic interpretation of scientific principles.

For reservations or more information, call 310-260-1198.