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2018-19 Performances for Elementary Students

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago & Third Coast Percussion

Genre: Dance
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd-5th
Date & Time: January 11th at 10:30a
Venue: Goldsmith Theater
Run-time: Approx. 90 minutes including a Q&A

A new collaboration between the acclaimed Chicago companies Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Third Coast Percussion with sensational choreography by Emma Portner, Movement Art Is, and a rousing score by Devonte Hynes. 


The Old Man and the Old Moon

Genre: Theater
Suggested Grade Level: 4th-6th grade
Date & Time: March 14th at 10:30a
Venue: Goldsmith Theater
Run-time: Approx. 1 hour 40 minutes including Q&A

Who keeps the moon shining bright? The Old Man charged with that task embarks on an epic adventure of land, sea, and sky in search of his missing wife in this swirling tale of love accompanied by a live, indie-folk band.  The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. finally arrives in Los Angeles with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. 


Malpaso Dance Company 

Genre: Dance
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd-5th
Date & Time: March 29th at 10:30a
Venue: Goldsmith Theater
Run-time: Approx. 90 minutes including a Q&A

Cuba’s hottest contemporary dance company shares a little slice of Havana in a sparkling program of movement and music featuring works by Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, as well as international choreographers Aszure Barton, Cecilia Bengolea and Ohad Naharin. 


Black Beauty 

Genre: Theater
Suggested Grade Level: 1st grade +
Dates & Times:  
April 24th- 26th at 10:30a
April 30th- May 2nd at 10:30a
Venue: Lovelace
Run-time: Approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes including a Q&A

From the cozy horsebox they call home, struggling pantomime artists Andy and Andy take the bit firmly between their teeth and tell the classic tale as you’ve never seen it before.  Blending storytelling, music and puppetry, this re-telling of Black Beauty is sure to warm your heart.


2018-19 Performances for Secondary Students

Alonzo King Lines Ballet

Genre: Dance
Suggested Grade Level: 6th-12th
Date & Time: November 2nd at 10:30a
Venue: Goldsmith
Run-time: Approx. 90 minutes including a Q&A

Alonzo King LINES Ballet creates work drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. Choreographer King understands ballet as a science- founded on universal, geometric principals of energy and evolution- and continues to develop a new language of movement from its classical forms and techniques, connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity. 


ATE9 Dance Company

Genre: Dance
Suggested Grade Level: 6th-12th
Date & Time: February 15th at 10:30a
Venue: Goldsmith
Run-time:  Approx. 90 minutes including a Q&A

Los Angeles’ ATE9 Dance Company was founded by Agami in 2012- fueled by her vision to transform dance and engage new audiences with bold, innovative work.  ATE9 continues to blaze a trail in Los Angeles with productions that are innovative, visceral, interactive and accessible to the diverse communities around this city and the globe. 


Witness Uganda

Genre: Musical Theater
Suggested Grade Level:  6th-12th
Date & Time: February 21st at 10:30a
Venue: Lovelace
Run-time: coming soon

Devastated when his New York City church kicks him out for being gay, Griffin escapes across the world to volunteer in a small African village.  His ‘good intentions’ are tested against the backdrop of an incurable epidemic, corruption and a dangerous abduction that leaves him questioning everything he has ever known.  Witness Uganda is a groundbreaking documentary journey that expands the possibilities of the American musical.


Jacob Jonas The Company

Genre: Dance
Suggested Grade Level: Secondary
Date & Time: Friday, May 10th at 10:30a
Venue: Goldsmith
Run-time: Approx. 90 minutes including a Q&A

Jacob Jonas The Company – led by its dynamic namesake - is gaining international acclaim for its honest storytelling, visceral performances and cutting-edge content creation – including the #CamerasandDancers visual arts movement.