Promoting the distinguished dance legacies cultivated in California
Nancy Colahan, "Greek Veil" by Ruth St. Denis
Lorraine Fields, "Strage Fruit" by Pearl Primus
Founded in 1978, Los Angeles Dance Foundation’s (LADF) original focus was to establish a living museum of modern dance reconstructions and commission works for diverse audiences in performance, outreach,
and arts learning settings.
In 2010, LADF's mission diversified with services focused on facilitating a more robust dance field and supporting growth in capacity and ways to connect its dance community.
These services include:
The Evolving State of Dance in Los Angeles (2014) commissioned study of challenges facing companies and venues, and opportunities to advance growth.
Sponsorship of key dance events to encourage meaningful connectivity within the larger dance community.
Dance Treasures Project to promote and cultivate knowledge of distinguished professionals based in California whose body of work significantly enriches the field.
Photo by: TAEK
“I believe each artist can claim a place in the generational links of the diverse legacies, representing the worlds of our concert, commercial, heritage-based and social dance forms.”
Bonnie Oda Homsey
Bonnie Oda Homsey, "Witch Dance" by Mary Wigman
The 2016 Dance Assembly presented by Center for Cultural Innovation and organized by Bonnie Oda Homsey, explores key changes to LA's dance scene on May 21st 1 pm at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center.
Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer film is available for purchase or streaming on Amazon.