Dance at Grand Park, Ivan Vasiliev and other news

Downtown Los Angeles' new and revitalized 12-acre green space, Grand Park, has announced a day of free activities on Saturday Oct. 6 to celebrate the official Grand opening. These are the  dance-related events: At 11 a.m., free social dance lessons on the Music Center Plaza (which is across the street from Grand Park); At 4:30 …

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The LINES-Hubbard Street Collaboration

For the past three weeks, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, now led by Glenn Edgerton, have been in rehearsal in the dance studios at UCI. King is making a new piece for both companies. This is an unprecedented, and to my mind, potentially very exciting collaboration. King's still-untitled ballet will have …

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Upcoming dance season: Irvine Barclay Theatre

The details: Akram Khan Company,  Oct. 10 Stephen Petronio Company, Nov. 14 Solo artist Paul White, Feb. 26, 2013 Spellbound Dance Company, April 2, 2013 Ballet BC, May 11, 2013 The lowdown: The Barclay's season focuses on contemporary modern dance and ballet, and tends to showcase work that's kinetically exciting and theatrically polished, which is …

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Upcoming dance season: Laguna Dance Festival

The Laguna Dance Festival begins Thursday night. Here are the major events: ** A "sampler" of dance; choreography from Jennifer Lott, Jessie Ryan and Saleemah E. Knight; Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m. Laguna Art Museum. Free ** Backhausdance, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse ** LINES Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. and Sept. …

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