Dancers in dynamic motion, their forms and the airborne fabric creating a striking visual symphony against a dark backdrop.

ODC Dance

ODC/Dance was formed by Brenda Way in 1971 as a collective of artists at Oberlin College in Ohio where their name (Oberlin Dance Collective) originated. Adventure, a certain irreverence, and the joy of moving were key ingredients to the core philosophy of their founding members.

Five dancers in mid-air, showcasing a synchronized high-energy jump during a dynamic stage performance.

Rockin’ Road to Dublin

Inspired by epic spectacles like Riverdance, Rockin’ Road To Dublin’s renowned ensemble is reviving the classic art form to create a new Irish show with a contemporary feel and a broad appeal. Choreographer and lead male Scott Doherty (Riverdance & Lord of the Dance) has teamed up with veteran Celtic rocker Chris Smith to produce an exciting fusion of music,movement and culture that has never been done before.

A pensive woman in a teal headscarf and matching top, adorned with a bold white necklace, gazes into the distance, surrounded by the serene setting of a thatched structure.

Globalfest on the road: Creole Carnival

globalFEST, one of the most dynamic global music platforms in North America, takes their showcase on the road for the first time with Creole Carnival! This ensemble celebrates the crossroads of African musical currents and their intersection with the sounds of the Caribbean and Latin America revolving around the annual Carnival festivities. Featuring Casuarina from Brazil, Emeline Michel from Haiti, and Brushy One String from Jamaica.

photo credit: Línea Recta © Paula Lobo

Ballet Hispanico

Ballet Hispanico explores, preserves, and celebrates Latino cultures through dance. They celebrate the dynamic aesthetics of the Hispanic diaspora, building new avenues of cultural dialogue and sharing the joy of dance with all communities. Presenting an evening of repertory work, the company will showcase the very best of their artistic creations.

photo credit: Línea Recta © Paula Lobo

Ballet Hispánico

Cal State LA is proud to host Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, as a company-in-residence. For nearly 50 years, Ballet Hispánico has been bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative productions, transformative dance training, and community engagement. Representing a multitude of nationalities, the Company’s artists reflect the ever-changing face of our nation.

Ballet Hispánico returns to the Luckman stage to showcase their all-Latina choreographers program: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Sombrerísimo, Michelle Manzanales’ Con Brazos Abiertos, and Tania Pérez-Salas’ 3. Catorce Dieciséis.

Vibrant and energetic traditional dancers in colorful costumes perform in the ballet folklórico de méxico by amalia hernández.

Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández

The iconic Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández returns to the Luckman with a highly-anticipated repertory performance! Hernández founded the company in 1952, having embarked at a very early age on a never-ending quest to rescue the dancing traditions of Mexico. Six decades later, the company continues to celebrate the diverse cultures of Mexico and is admired by audiences as the best of its kind.

A man and a woman with pensive expressions looking through a weathered window with iron bars, reflecting a moment of contemplation or concern.

Ido Tadmor & Eliwira Piorun

Renowned Israeli choreographer and dancer Ido Tadmor is joined by celebrated Polish dancer Elwira Piorun for the Los Angeles premiere of two recent works produced in collaboration with choreographer Rachel Erdos. Ido Tadmor is the artistic director of the prestigious Israel Ballet and is the recipient of the Landau Prize for life achievement. Elwira Piorun is known for her unparalleled grace and elegance and was for many years the soloist at the Teatr Wielki – the Polish National Opera in Warsaw. Ido Tadmor and Elwira Piorun join forces to perform two duets entitled ‘Engage’ and ‘Rust.’ The works follow two lovers as they mature together as a couple.

A dancer in a red leotard poised gracefully, standing on pointe shoes, with large oval lights casting a warm glow in the background.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive revolutionary works, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West. The company’s pioneering spirit arises from a dual set of home cities: Aspen, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau. Now nearly two decades old, the company has been shaping the cultural landscape of these communities and influencing the dance field at large. A European sensibility glossed with American ebullience forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre.


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