Achinta McDaniel

Shaadi Immersive outdoor dance event los angeles

Blue13 presents Shaadi (Hindi for “wedding”), an audience immersive and site-specific outdoor and carefully indoor contemporary and Bollywood dance experience at Heritage Square Museum Los Angeles. Join the dancers as they perform through the Victorian mansions and grounds of this iconic landmark. Grab your mask and get ready to join the wedding of the summer! Featuring the dancers of Blue13 along with special guest dancers: Joya Kazi, Svetlana Tulasi, Antonio Martinez, Jacob Magana, Monica Moskatow, and dancers from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

Live Music by Alma Cielo, Enrique Lara, and Dhol Nation, along with DJ Sandeep Kumar.

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW: $10, $30, $75

September 17 & 18, 7:30 p.m.
Gate opens at 7:00 p.m.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID PCR test required. Ages 12 and up. Predominantly Outdoor Event. Guests have option to go inside structures in pods and socially distanced. Masks are required inside and outside except when drinking or eating, when at least 6 feet between guests is required.

Tickets:
$75.00 – Head Table (wine and hors d’oeuvres provided)
$30.00 – Wedding Party (wine provided)
$10.00 – Ring Bearers (students and 90031 residents with ID) Limited number of Ring Bearer tier tickets ONLY for:
– Students with valid school ID, which must be presented upon arrival to the event or via email in advance, and
– Residents of 90031 zip code, two per household limit. Must show valid photo ID with proof of address upon arrival to the event or via email in advance.

Address: 3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Heritage Square Museum welcomes visitors who use mobility aids such as wheelchairs. However, travel over long stretches of gravel is necessary to access all the structures on the property. In addition, only three buildings (Perry House, Palms Depot, and Colonial Drugstore) have ramps; all other structures on the tour have stairs.

Introducing “Play Date”: A Digital Salon for LA Dance

Achinta S. McDaniel has been brewing this idea for ages now: PLAY DATE, an initiative for Los Angeles dance companies and dance makers to come together and share. Imagine that! Teach each other, move together, vibe in our different movement practices and traditions as they collide, foster creativity and community, and talk in a digital salon format about . Now is the time for this initiative to take flight. We can’t blame distance for dividing us during the pandemic. (And who knows what collaborations and funding this may bring down the road?) Let’s get together and PLAY. Two-Three Companies, Once a month on zoom. Hit us up on Instagram to partake.

Decolonizing the Canon: Blue13 Dance Company Review

Sophie Bress for Ampersand LA

Blue13 questions the lines that we use to divide dance into categories, the lines that denote what is diminishingly called a “fusion” or “cultural” dance form. The company breaks these arbitrary lines, showing us there is no need for them. Blue13 dancers, clad in vibrantly adorned costumes and ghungroos (bells worn on the ankles in traditional Indian dance forms), whirl across the stage, swaying their hips in time to the beat of the drum, pausing only to balance in perfect arabesques, topping off their poses with the intricate arm, wrist and hand positions that come from classical Indian dance. McDaniels’ choreography shows us how much can be gained by a deep understanding and exploration of multitudes of dance styles. 

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The DTLA Showcase

Blue13 previews our APAP showcases of “Fire & Powder” here at home in Los Angeles!  Friday 1/8 8:30pm 3 20-minute showcases by BrokusRED, Astra Dance Theatre, and grand finale by Blue13, featuring our contemporary Indian dance theatre touring piece before he head off to NYC!  Presenters welcome gratis- please RSVP to be put on the VIP list by calling us at 310.876.2513.  Others, purchase tickets HERE.