Month: May 2016

Free Bollywood Bhangra Dance Event June 3rd

Ok, this is one of the best things I ever get to do as a dance instructor in LA.  Don’t miss it: We open the summer season of DANCE DOWNTOWN with Bollywood & Bhangra at the Music Center June 3, 7-11pm! With Blue13’s Achinta S. McDaniel accompanied by DJ Scorpio, with Jag Tooray on Live Dhol Drum.

Beginner dance lessons, DJ, and open dance floor all night.  Kids, families, teens, college students, adults, seniors, all are warmly welcome.

Open to all ages. Food & beverages available for purchase! Parking is $9 before 8pm and $5 after 8pm in The Music Center parking lot located directly under The Music Center Plaza. Access from Grand Ave.

Available tables & chairs for your use, please do not bring any lawn furniture or picnic blankets.

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Bollywood Children & Family Show at the Ford August 13th

BIG! WORLD! FUN! is a Family Show including Interactive Elements and Featuring Youth Performances by Baby Blue13 and Blue Thirteens.

Explore the history and progression of Indian dance from folk styles like Punjabi Bhangra to today’s popular Bollywood dance. Energetic colorful and theatrical, Blue13’s mix of energetic jazz, hip-hop and modern dance with traditional Indian dances are impossible to resist.

Pre-show activities start @ 9:00 AM – Make a contact paper keyring using authentic Indian fabric! Activity presented by Mama Earth.

Children 12 and younger: FREE
Adults: $5
Open Seating | Advanced reservations recommended
Parking: $1


Moves After Dark Music Center DTLA this August

See Blue13 Dance Company’s new piece, “Among Whispers,” created for the site specific Moves After Dark™ at the Music Center August 8th, 15th-17th in Downtown Los Angeles.  Featuring Live Music by renowned artists: Alma Cielo (Violin, Sarengi), and on Percussion, Dave Lewis and Kiran Gandhi, M.I.A’s drummer!

Moves After Dark returns for a second season, featuring Blue13 and three other contemporary dance companies that will provide compelling and inventive performances in a variety of non-traditional performance spaces around The Music Center campus.

Moves After Dark asks audiences to travel to where the dancers are performing and select their own vantage point. Audiences will be guided in rotating groups, watching separate performances simultaneously, and then joining together at the end of the evening for the final performance.

Approximately 2 hours. Each evening will feature the same companies and works.
Monday, Aug 8 | 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug 15 | 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug 16 | 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug 17 | 8:30 p.m.

Invertigo Dance Theatre
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