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Center Dance Arts Events

2017|18 Season Events

Dance Salons

Gather in intimate settings for exclusive discussions and participatory experiences with dance luminaries. Past guest artists have included dancers Diana Vishneva and Carla Korbes; founder of L.A. Dance Project, David Hallman, Benjamin Millepied; and executive producer/co-creator of So You Think You Can Dance, Nigel Lythgoe.

   


Thursday, March 22, 2018
Journey to Excellence:  An Exclusive Spotlight Salon
Bel Air Country Club
Open to members at the $2,500 level and above

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
CDA Salon with David Hallberg
Hosted by Catharine Soros
Open to members at the $2,500 level and above

 
Meet the Artists Receptions

Mix and mingle with other dance lovers while learning about the world's leading dance companies through moderated conversations with visiting dancers and artistic leadership.


Saturday, September 16, 2017
Meet the Artists Post-Performance Reception featuring a moderated conversation with principal dancers from Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes 
Ahmanson Theatre Founders Room 
Open to all members 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Meet the Artists Opening Night Post-Performance Reception featuring a moderated conversation with Artistic Director Akram Khan
The Culver Hotel, Culver City
Open to all members

Friday, March 9, 2018
Meet the Artists Opening Night Post-Performance Reception featuring a moderated conversation with Joffrey Ballet artists
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Founders Room
Open to all members

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Meet the Artists Post-Performance Reception featuring a moderated conversation with Complexions Ballet artists
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Founders Room
Open to all members

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Meet the Artists Post-Performance Receptionfeaturing a moderated conversation with American Ballet Theatre artists
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Founders Room
Open to all members

July - TBD
Meet the Artist reception after a performance of MOVES AFTER DARK

 

Student Outreach

Join us as The Music Center welcomes thousands of Los Angeles County students for free, tailored performances by world renowned dance companiesTwo weeks prior to every Student Matinee, teachers from participating schools are requested to attend a professional development workshop to learn how they can integrate movement into their classroom curriculum.

 

Friday, December 1, 2017 
Student Matinée of the Malpaso Dance Company followed by a light donor luncheon 
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 
Open to members at the $2,500 level and above

Friday, March 14, 2018 
Student Matinée of the Joffrey Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet preceded by a coffee reception 
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Founders Room 
Open to members at the $2,500 level and above


Technical Rehearsals

Observe the interplay of dancers, artistic staff and technical crew as The Music Center's visiting dance companies work through the process of preparing for opening night.

     


Thursday, November
  30, 2017
Technical Rehearsal featuring the Malpaso Dance Company
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Open to all members

Friday, March 9, 2018
Technical Rehearsal of The Joffrey Ballet’sRomeo and Juliet
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Open to all members

Friday, April 20, 2018
Student Matinée performance of Complexions Contemporary Ballet followed by a light donor luncheon
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Open to members at the $2,500 level and above

Friday, July 13, 2018 (afternoon)
Technical Rehearsal of American Ballet Theatre’s La Bayadère
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Open to all members


Other Events

     


Sunday, September 10, 2017
President’s Tea at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Open to all members

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Winter Soirée Salon featuring Matthew Bourne
Open to Soirée donors of $10,000 or more

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Winter Soirée
Music Center gala performance of Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® followed by a formal dinner
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Open to Soirée patrons at the $2,500 level and above

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Spotlight Ballet Master Class with Ashley Wheater
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Rehearsal Room 2

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Spotlight Ballet Semifinal Audition
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Rehearsal Rooms 2 and 4

Tuesday June 5, 2018
Spotlight 30th Anniversary Finale Performance and Dinner
Open to Spotlight patrons at the $1,500 level and above

 

Cultural Trips

Journey to see the world's finest dance and culture through one-of-a-kind CDA trips. Past experiences have included exclusive meet and greets with ballet's leading choreographers and artists, and behind-the-scenes access to some of the most historic theatres and ballet schools in Buenos Aires, Montreal, London, Paris and St. Petersburg. 

For more information about CDA events please contact 213-972-3359.