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DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE: FESTIVAL OF HOLIDAYS

November 10 – January 7, 2023
at Disney California Adventure (Hollywood Backlot Stage)
Park tickets required
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Join us at during Disney’s Festival of Holidays to celebrate Diwali, Navratri, and Lohri! Blue13 returns to California Adventure for two months of performances. We’re thrilled to be bringing back many of our audience favorites as well as premiering some new choreography! Best of all, we’ll also be performing on a new stage this year! Catch us at the Hollywood Backlot Stage, located in the Hollywood Studios section of the park.

Blue13 AT THE MUSIC CENTER'S HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

December 24, 2023
3:00 – 6:00PM
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
FREE
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The Music Center’s 64th annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration offers Angelenos of all ages the opportunity to experience and honor the dynamic, rich cultures of the county. Enjoy a diverse lineup of L.A.-based artists including Blue13 and Taiko Project! The Holiday Celebration brings holiday cheer into the homes and hearts of all who tune in.

MIMOSAS & SAMOSAS

December 10, 2023
2:00 – 5:00PM
Stomping Ground LA
$25/person
TICKETS

Come party with Blue13! Aside from the drinks and treats, this afternoon FUN-raiser will include music, dancing, conversations with the dancers and director, and even some small performances of works in progress and audience favorites. We can’t to see you!

AMERICAN KAHANI: FALL PERFORMANCES

Our fall 2023 program kicks off in September! In this interactive performance, four of our incredible teaching artists guide K-5th grade students on a journey of rhythm, dance, and oration to explore the different ways in which Indian Americans tell stories. 

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These performances are closed to the public.

AMAL WALKS ACROSS AMERICA: AMAL’S WISH

November 2, 2023
6:30PM
at Jerry Moss Plaza (The Music Center)
135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
FREE
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Between September 7 and November 5, Little Amal is journeying 6,000 miles across the United States. Blue13 is excited to join The Music Center to welcome Amal to Los Angeles on November 2, joining more than 35 towns and cities from Boston to San Diego and 1,000+ artists and arts organizations. 

FREE! OPEN FILMING OF BLUE13's SOLILOQUY AT A NOISE WITHIN

We welcome the community into our partnership with A Noise Within in Pasadena for a rare opportunity to watch our behind the scenes process! Watch the company create and film a new project, Soliloquy, on the A Noise Within Stage

Monday October 16th
2PM-5PM (Arrival 1-1:30PM)
at A Noise Within: 3352 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
This is a FREE events, but donations are very welcome!
RSVP HERE

Important: Please turn off cell phones during the rehearsal so as to not disturb filming. For the same reason, late seatings will not be possible!

Bollywood Class & Open Rehearsal

Come to one… or come to both:
Bollywood Class taught by Achinta
Sunday Oct 15th | 1-2PM | Stomping Ground LA
SIGN UP HERE (pay what you may – suggested donation $25)

Open Rehearsal
Sunday Oct 15th | 2:30-6PM (shortly following the Bollywood class, for those staying!)
FREE!
SIGN UP HERE
A “behind the scenes” peek at the dancers preparing Achinta S. McDaniel’s newest works. The 30 minutes will be reserved for a Q&A session, to share thoughts and discuss.

AUDITIONS: DISNEY FESTIVAL OF HOLIDAYS

September 18, 1-4pm
Stomping Ground LA
5453 Alhambra Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90032
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Blue13 Dance Company seeks strong, versatile, and expressive dancers with incredible stage presence for Disney Festival of Holidays at California Adventure. Acting/public speaking experience a plus. Paid rehearsals and performances.

DANCE DTLA: Bollywood Night

August 18 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Music Center’s Jerry Moss Plaza
135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREE
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Join the thousands who love the chance to learn new dance styles and dance the night away under the stars! The Music Center’s Dance DTLA returns this summer for nine consecutive Friday nights of free in-person beginner dance lessons. Blue13 Artistic Director Achinta S. McDaniel will lead Bollywood night with easy-to-follow steps so guests can hit the dance floor to practice some new moves. No dance experience necessary!

Photo Courtesy of Angel Origgi

PLAYDATE 2023: PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE (OPEN TO PUBLIC)

JUNE 23 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Stomping Ground L.A. 5453 Alhambra Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90032
$10
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Playdate is an innovative two-week dance residency program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts that aims to address the lack of visibility of AAPI artists in the dance field.This collaborative program brings together four talented and diverse Asian American Pacific Islander identifying choreographers to create new work and investigate with how to empower AAPI artists through dance. Each choreographer will bring a group of 2-10 dancers to join them in improvisation and discourse with another dance maker’s group, ultimately performing a collaborative work in progress piece. Playdate takes place from June 12th to June 23rd, 2023. A public performance will be held on June 23rd. Join us for an exciting, thought-provoking exploration of dance and culture!
Photo Courtesy of Jordan Strauss

THE WALLIS PRESENTS: BLUE13

MAY 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
MAY 13 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts – Bram Goldsmith Theater
9390 N Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
$29 – $79

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 spectrum 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. In this performance, the company will preview a new work and perform: Restless autumn. restless spring., 1947, and excerpts from Shaadi and Terpsichore in Ghungroos.