DCW & To the Sea

Just a quick reminder that Dance Camera West, Los Angeles’ screen-dance festival, and To the Sea: Dance Concerts at the Santa Monica Pier run through Sunday.

I made it to Friday’s (4/13) To the Sea performance and sitting at the end of the pier is a remarkable–and utterly unique–place to see a dance concert.

“Kujo” Lyons. Photo by Lauren Randolph

The lineup Friday included short pieces and strong performances in works by Jacob “Kujo” Lyons, Jacob Jonas The Company, Vincent Patterson (a powerful lament against gun violence) and Pilobolus (featuring the outstanding Krystal Butler, Benjamin Coalter and Nile Russell)

Members of Jacob Jonas The Company. Photo by Lauren Randolph

Jonas programs the concerts, which change each night. The 6:30 p.m. shows are free but reservations are required and I overheard they were overbooked on Friday; arrive early. Dance screenings include a range of films and styles. For more information on both click here.

The show closed with Pilobolus. Photo by Lauren Randolph

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