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No matter the state of our world, we know the arts add joy to our lives and offer opportunities for self-expression and connection to one another that go beyond any one art form, platform or genre. That's why we're delighted to introduce The Music Center Offstage, a new virtual destination that takes you beyond the curtain and brings the beauty, magic and creativity of the arts into your home.
Celebrate Los Angeles and the artists and artistry that comprise our culturally rich and diverse County. From performing arts to street art, spoken word, dance, craft-making, and the championing of young talent, The Music Center brings L.A.’s grand-scale arts and cultural experiences into your home to enrich your spirit.
Malpaso Dance Company performing 24 Hours and a Dog. Choreography by Osnel Delgado and music by Arturo O'Farrill.
Grand Park's Our L.A. Voices takes place online April 25-26, 2020! Be sure to follow Grand Park on Instagram and Facebook for a weekend full of music, photography, film, a cooking demonstration, poetry/spoken word, workshops and visual art by L.A. artists.
The Music Center’s Digital Dance Experience offers new ways to enjoy some of the best of dance, from interactive events, to INSIDE LOOK, presented by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, an exploration behind-the-scenes of The Music Center’s dance presentations, past, present and future.
Go behind-the-scenes with acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher and his brain trust of collaborators as they discuss Swing 2020, an innovative and exciting new work that brings the best of the swing dance world to the concert stage. Music Director, Eyal Vilner, and choreographers Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, and Nathan Bugh, come together for a conversation moderated by Ross LeClair of Joyce Theater Productions. Tune in to learn more about this high-energy production, which will feature live music and stunning improvisation by swing dance champions!
Presented by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center
Exclusive conversation about the company’s powerful Palermo Palermo with Martin Wechsler, The Music Center’s senior advisor for TMC Arts Dance presentations, and Peter Pabst, long-time collaborator and scenic designer for the Pina Bausch company.
Enjoy a variety of new and encore performances from Los Angeles-based artists.
Whether you're an arts educator or aspiring artist, The Music Center has resources for you to further hone your craft.
Designed for young artists, parents and educators, the Spotlight Academy is comprised of numerous episodes that focus on subjects related to applying for the Spotlight program as well as advice for anyone considering a career in the arts, both on- or offstage.
Created for young people and the young at heart, The Music Center’s Artivities offer inspiring arts and culture experiences with workshops and performances by world-class artists that bring the arts to your couch, kitchen table or playroom. From "how-to" arts learning experiences led by Music Center teaching artists with creative ways to express yourself, to performances by Music Center On Tour artists that are both entertaining and educational, Artivities invites you to jump start your curiosity, have fun, learn something new and stay awhile.
Enter the Caribbean Drum Circle with Music Center Teaching Artist Joseph Peck and learn how the instruments of "The Engine Room" make up the rhythmic heartbeat of a steel drum band. This lesson is ideal for grades 2-8.
Step into an Irish Folk Tale with Music Center Teaching Artist Máire Clerkin and make the characters come alive through a lively blend of theatre and Irish Dance. This lesson is ideal for grades K-5.
Take a journey through the monologues of William Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet. The Music Center on Tour artists Will and Company give narration of the story, a presentation of several major scenes, and information about the history and background of this timeless classic work.
Enjoy a fun-filled educational performance with The Music Center on Tour artist Dr. Craig Woodson as he explores the origin, science and playing techniques of homemade musical instruments. Using simple tools and available materials, Dr. Woodson assembles homemade versions of folk instruments and shares how they connect to the families of musical instruments.
Enter the world of animation with Music Center Teaching Artist Lynn Okimura and join her and her cat Cosmo in making a Flip Book that brings a single dot or a simple character to life, jumping across the page. This lesson is ideal for grades 2-8.
Enter a tropical paradise through dance with Music Center Teaching Artist Dawn Dyson. Using gesture and movement, you will tell an ancestral story from Rorotonga called Hoe Ana that will having you paddling a canoe and diving into sparkling waters. This lesson is ideal for grades K-8.
Enter the magical world of storytelling with Music Center Teaching Artist Peter Kors and learn how characters in a story can teach us important life lessons. This lesson is ideal for grades K-5.
Compose and perform your own rhythmic compositions with Music Center Teaching Artist Andrew Grueschow. Building on his first video, Andrew guides you on strategies to notate rhythms in a way to create endless variations. This lesson is ideal for grade K-8.
The Music Center On Tour artists Sakai Flamenco present a fiery, stirring performance of the music, rhythm and dance of Spain. Join dancer Mercedes Ibarra and guitarist Gabriel Ozuna in a powerhouse presentation of flamenco, a style of music and dance that is truly unique.
Learn the language of rhythms with Music Center Teaching Artist, Joseph Peck, and find how mixing and matching the words of the Rhythmic Scale to a steady beat can help you create your own patterns just like a professional musician. This lesson is ideal for grades 2-8.
Travel to the distant land of Ireland with Music Center Teaching Artist, Máire Clerkin, and experience how a dancer prepares the body for dance to enjoy the energetic steps of Irish Dance. This lesson is ideal for grades 3-8.
Part of The Music Center on Tour roster, Dancing Storytellers present dynamic dance and theater in an interactive exploration of Indian mythology and its connections to our world today. Join Sheetal Gandhi, Ulka Mohanty and Shyamala Moorty for the myth of Bhima and Hanuman and learn about how to tell a story with your hands.
Explore the emotions of happy, sad, angry and scared using Emotional Masks with Music Center Teaching Artist and professional actor, David Guerra. By trying on different emotions using this theatre technique, you will gain understanding into your own emotions and gain awareness of the emotions of those around you.
Get a behind-the-scenes look as The Music Center on Tour artist John Chambers performs a rod puppet adaptation of Peter and the Wolf. Based on Prokofiev's famous musical work, the performance is an introduction to the sights and sounds of instruments from the orchestra.
The Music Center on Tour performing artist Alfredo Rolando Ortiz shares the rich cultural and musical heritage of South America. The world-renowned harpist performs beautiful traditional music of many countries on his Paraguayan harp.
Explore and create your own animation character with Music Center Teaching Artist Lynn Okimura and learn ways to draw your character just as professional animators do in a Character Design Turnaround. See how Lynn uses her cat, Cosmo, to inspire her drawings and how she portrays him in multiple views (front, side, back) to bring her drawings to life.
Join Music Center Teaching Artist Andrew Grueschow in a fun exploration to create and perform short rhythmic compositions. Using the building blocks of music, you will be able to create compositions to perform on your own or with others.
Help The Music Center continue to inspire our community through the power of arts.
Window & Phone Hours:Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
TMC Arts / Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center(213) 972-0711
LA Opera(213) 972-8001
LA Master Chorale(213) 972-7282
Window Hours:Tuesday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Phone Hours:Center Theatre Group(213) 628-2772Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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