I’m a big fan of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. They feature an eclectic variety of music, dance and theater representing a diversity of genres from around the world. I’ve witnessed the most amazing concerts there this past year from the emotionally touching Charles Bradley show (one of the few shows I’ve been moved to tears) to the raucous Bajofondo concert (where the band invited the audience to pile onstage with them for their last song!).
They just released their next season’s schedule and tickets are now available. Here’s a teaser and some of the shows I’m looking to seeing. Tip on the shows at Royce Hall: if you’re like me and you can’t stand sitting down for great music, you can stand at the sides of the stage and dance or watch as long as you don’t block people’s views. So I always buy the cheapest seats in the back and just walk up to the front. The staff there are very cool and understanding about us dancers who just can’t remain seated!
Idan Raichel Project – Thu, Oct 10, 2013
Eva Ayllón: Celebrating Life, Festejando la Vida – Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Chelsea Wolfe plus Anna Calvi – Sat, Nov 16, 2013
Bassekou Kouyate plus True Blues – Sat, Feb 8, 2014
Estrella Morente: Autorretrato – Sun, Mar 16, 2014
David Wax Museum and La Santa Cecilia – Fri, Apr 11, 2014
Hossein Alizadeh & Hamavayan Ensemble – Sat, Apr 26, 2014