Best of Dance 2023: LA and Orange County Take Center Stage
Los Angeles is increasingly becoming a city that loves Dance. This last year saw great performances and great signs that dance is taking hold in the City of Angels.
Time Spell, performed as part of Turn it out with Tiler Peck, is a showstopper that is destined to become a classic. A joyous explosion of dance in its many forms from tap to ballet, expressed by a diverse group of dancers, it is a thrilling declaration of what dance can be. In some ways, it is what Dance needs to be to attract younger, more diverse audiences and to fill them with a love of not only modern dance but traditional ballet – and for them to tell their friends to go.
I know because that’s how I was introduced to Modern Dance. When I was fifteen years old, a friend took me to see Alvin Ailey. Seeing Judith Jameson perform Revelations is a feeling that has never left me. And I experienced that same joy again this year when I saw Time Spell.
Choreographed by MacArthur Award Winner Michelle Dorrance (literally a genius tap dancer), Jillian Meyers and Tiler Peck with music by Aaron Marcellus and Penelope Wendtlandt, Time Spell celebrates the virtuosity of bodies in motion.
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