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2022/23 Student Matinees


Please fill out the student matinee ticket request form here for the following performances. 

NOTEAll attendees (students & adults) must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19Seating is limited and all requests will need to be confirmed by The Wallis' education department. We will reach out to discuss your request and the details of how many students can be accommodated for any given performance.
 
 

IMAGE: Ballet Hispánico 


Ballet Hispánico 

Friday October 7, 2022
For grades 6 - 12
Bram Goldsmith Theater 

In its Wallis debut and in celebration of its 50TH Anniversary, Ballet Hispánico brings an evening of dances that explores the diversity of Latinx cultures and brings innovative ways of experiencing and sharing a cultural dialogue. “Both earthy and classically elegant” (The New York Times), the Company is a group of highly trained professionals renowned for technical prowess and captivating onstage presence. Don’t miss the nation’s largest Latinx dance organization and one of America’s cultural treasures.



IMAGE: BODYTRAFFIC


BODYTRAFFIC

Friday October 21, 2022
For grades 3rd +
Bram Goldsmith Theater 

Led by Artistic Director Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has conquered the contemporary dance world with its stunning performers, technical mastery, and commitment to the most challenging repertoire. The acclaimed company returns to The Wallis with an eclectic program that includes a world premiere by Micaela Taylor, BODYTRAFFIC’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence; the West Coast premiere of Baye & Asa’s rhythmic and bold The One to Stay With; and an encore performance of Matthew Neenan’s whimsical and joyous A Million Voices, inspired by the great music of Peggy Lee. Bursting with cutting-edge “vivid theatricality,” BODYTRAFFIC takes the stage with compelling works that embody the company’s energy, sophistication, and sheer joy in dancing.

 

IMAGE: Luminario Ballet


Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles

Friday February 17, 2023
For grades 6th +
Bram Goldsmith Theater 
 
Making its Wallis debut, Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles is a repertory ballet, aerial, and modern dance company founded in 2009 by Judith FLEX Helle and the Charles Evans Foundation NY. Luminario has toured globally and performed locally commissioned work with the LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall and across numerous mediums such as music videos, television, film, virtual reality, and soon, NFTs. The company’s two programs include Heroes, Sheroes, and Eros, in which a collective of Luminario Ballet choreographers and special guests explore the tangled paths of history/herstory/ourstory; and The Last Supper – a rollicking tale of Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene’s visit to the Coachella Music Festival in 2017. This wild tale of the ages looks at themes of personality, Black Lives Matter, relationships, sexuality, drug addiction, betrayal, and resolution through explosive emotional dance theater choreography from ballet to acrobatics, to aerial dance.

 

IMAGE: Shanghai Sonatas


Shanghai Sonatas

Friday, March 17, 2023
For grades 3rd +
Bram Goldsmith Theater 
 
Ming-Kai Tao, a Chinese violinist in his 90s, visits the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum to see the violin he donated. When he picks up the instrument that accompanied him throughout his life and plays, we are magically transported back to Shanghai of the 1930s and ‘40s, where Ming-Kai confronts his rebellious teenage self in this city where East and West clash in surprising ways. We meet the local Chinese during war time and many Jewish refugee musicians fleeing the Nazis who would train many of the first generation of Chinese classical musicians in the Shanghai Jewish Ghetto. The unifying power of music brings these two cultures together as they help each other survive the war, setting ripples in motion that carry through to this day, 90 years later.

 

IMAGE: Accoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie


Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie
Starring Indigo Bloom

Friday, April 21, 2023
For grades Pre-K - 3rd
Bram Goldsmith Theater 
 
New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander brings two of his beloved children’s books, Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume, to the stage in a world premiere Kennedy Center commission. Alexander teams up with his writing partner Mary Rand Hess and long-time musical collaborator Randy Preston to tell a story about being scared, being brave, and believing in yourself. With special guests like Duck Ellington and Ms. Dairy Parton – plus Preston appearing as Acoustic Rooster – this musical adaptation will have children (and families) dancing in their seats.

 

IMAGE: Blue13 Dance Company


Blue13 Dance Company

Friday, May 12, 2023
For grades 7 - 12
Bram Goldsmith Theater 
 
Blue13 Dance Company is an American dance ensemble living at the intersection of diaspora and disruption. Led by Achinta S. McDaniel, the company employs a powerful specter of joy and resistance through rhythm, “Bollywood,” and emotional expression. Blue13’s work rejects monolithic representations of both Indianness and contemporaneity and reveals complexities intrinsic to South Asian and intersectional identities through provocative and boundary-expanding contemporary works. The company will premiere a new work as well as Restless Autumn, Restless Spring and excerpts from 1947, Shaadi and Terpsichore in Ghungroos.
 

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