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.
Los Angeles dance companies
Listen to the interview of Achinta S. McDaniel on K-USC 91.5, “Arts Alive” with Brian Lauritzen! She discusses growing up as a South Asian American art maker, her history in the dance world, Blue13, and the upcoming Dance Downtown at The Music Center of downtown Los Angeles. (Scroll about 16 minutes through for Achinta’s segment.)
The Brokus Project presents the Los Angeles Dance Festival
April 14-17, 2016
Blue13 Performance: April 15th, 2 shows, 7pm and 9pm
LA’s most diverse, eclectic and stunning dance ensembles perform all weekend at the Diavolo Space in downtown Los Angeles. Blue13 performs new work on 4/15- two performances- if rush hour kills your 7pm plan, we’ll see you at 9.
Take the Blue13 Contemporary Indian/Bollywood Workshop the following Weekend on April 23, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Dancers interested in Auditioning for Blue13 should take this workshop to be invited to a formal audition for the coming season.