Los Angeles Dance

Hiring Executive Director

Blue13 Dance Company seeks a full-time Executive Director to address the organization’s needs in the areas of development, operations, marketing and fundraising. Candidates should possess strong leadership skills, non-profit arts administration experience, and a passion for dance and the arts. This is a 40 hours/week position.

To read full job description and to apply, visit our Linkedin profile to submit your resume and cover letter by August 23, 2021.

Blue13’s Flip the Script Interview Series on IG

Join us in our new weekly Instagram Interview Series, Flip the Script. The Concept: Blue13er interviews an artist and at the 15 minute mark, “flip” places so the interviewee becomes the interviewer. This will evolve, we hope, into a multitude of artists and arts supporters/professionals chatting in an informal setting, to foster communication and curiosity, and to provide the public with a glimpse into our minds and hearts when we aren’t in a pretty package on stage.

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.

4 Performances by Blue13 for Western Arts Alliance

Blue13 will perform in three independent showcases for the Western Arts Alliance conference in Los Angeles, August 29th-31st.

LA DanceFest Monday August 29th, 9pm at Downtown Dance & Movement, just a few blocks from J.W. Marriott.  Greeters will be in the lobby to walk with presenters to the performance venue.  Open to WAA attendees only.
Also performing: BrokusRED, Anais Dance Opera, Down Around Brown Town, and more.  Food, Drinks, Merriment included! CLICK FOR CALENDAR LISTING.

Downtown Dance Showcase Tuesday August 30th, 8:30pm & 9:30pm at Downtown Dance & Movement, blocks from J.W. Marriott.  Greeters will be in the lobby to walk with presenters to the performance venue.  Free and open to the public, though WAA attendees will take seating preference.
Also performing: LACDC, Ate9, Jacob Jonas Company.  CLICK FOR CALENDAR LISTING.

DRC Homegrown Wednesday August 31st, 8:58pm at Los Angeles Theater Center.
Transportation: Shuttle buses will be available from REDCAT, after the Juried Showcase, as well as from the J.W. Marriott Hotel. Other options: Uber, discount code (up to $22) for first-time riders is Feeling22; by foot from the hotel is about a 30min. walk via W Olympic and S Spring Street; by car from the hotel is about a 9min. drive. FREE badged WAA attendees, $15 public, $10 DRC members. CLICK FOR CALENDAR LISTING.
Also performing: Helios, Pony Box, Antics, Versa Style, Troupe Vertigo Circus and more.

Kiran Gandhi (M.I.A. Drummer) Joins Blue13 this August DTLA

For Immediate Release: July 15, 2016
Drummer Kiran Gandhi joins Blue13 in Moves After Dark at the Music Center this August in Los Angeles. An American drummer/ percussionist based in Los Angeles, GandhiKiran Gandhi Tom Tom Magazine Feature has toured internationally with Grammy nominee M.I.A as well as electronic DJ-duo Thievery Corporation. Her styles range from hip-hop and pop to drum’N’bass and latin jungle, and she plays both drum set and various forms of standing percussion. She has been featured in publications like Rolling StoneTom Tom MagazineThe Drummer’s JournalVICE and Mic.com. She has performed at SXSW, Pitchfork Music Festival, OFFF Barcelona, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Bestival and Daybreaker. She has spoken at Ableton LOOP, NAMM, SXSW, SF Music Tech and The Future of Music Coalition Summit in DC. Gandhi collaborates with drummer Dave Lewis and Violinist Alma Cielo for Blue13’s new piece “Among Whispers,” premiering at Moves After Dark August 8th.
Moves After Dark features 4 different dance companies including Blue13 at various sites around the Music Center and Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.  Shows: August 8, 15, 16, 17, 8:30 pm.

Grand Finales & All That Jazz

What a fabulous Los Angeles Dance Festival it was this year!  We were so honored to perform alongside LA’s ROCKING DANCE COMPANIES, and so proud to be a part of this incredible community of dancers.  Catch a snippet of our new piece, “the lion. the dragon.,” which served as the grand finale in the Friday, April 15, 2016 evening performances at the beautiful Diavolo space near downtown LA.

Brokus Project should be commended for a job well done, as should, of course, the outstanding choreographers and performers throughout the weekend.  AND there’s more: Classes will continue as part of the LADF April 23 and 24, including Blue13’s own Jon Paul teaching a Bollywood/Contemporary Indian class AND AUDITION CLASS FOR BLUE13.  

Los Angeles Dance Festival

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.

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