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Nov 04 - 06

7:30 PM
Ate9 Dance Company returns to The Wallis with the world premiere of the feature-length work Joy, a humorous and poignant reflection on human habits and addictions. The work, choreographed by Ate9’s Artistic Director Danielle Agami with music composed by Isaiah Gage, examines humanity’s yearning for moments of elation amidst despair, and offers intimate flashes into the mental and physical states of each cast member. A compelling local treasure blazing with innovation, Ate9 captivates audiences with its thought-provoking work.

Ate9, founded in 2012 by Agami, creates experimental works that re-imagine the role of dance in the community while tapping into its power to unite people across diverse social and cultural borders. Valuing the vibrancy and diversity of its Los Angeles home base, the company, which tours nationwide, invests in and cares about the unique qualities and potential each individual brings to the company.

Agami, who received the 2016 Princess Grace Award for Choreography and the 2018 Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance, has collaborated with Yuval Sharon and The Industry, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Long Beach Opera and film director Collin Del Cuore, among others. She formerly led Gaga USA and was a member of the Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company from 2002 to 2010.

Stay after the performance for an intimate discussion with the artists moderated by The Wallis' Artistic Director Paul Crewes.

This program was made possible in part thanks to the support of the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles.

Dance @ The Wallis is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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