Venue Details

3641 Star Starred
Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772 (CTG plays and musicals), 213-972-0711 (Dance at the Music Center events)
Venue website Get directions

Reviews & Ratings

37 ratings
4.6 average rating
  • 0
    5
  • 0
    4
  • 0
    3
  • 0
    2
  • 0
    1
69 events
25 reviews
45 stars
attended Oct 23 2004

An intimate evening of dynamic, innovative artistry. Great seats. Excellent customer service.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member Red Velvet
140 events
13 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 24 2004

this was my first experience with gold star - and I loved it - so much - you guys are great!! and garth fagan was wonderful!!!!!!!!!

star this review starred report as inappropriate
50 events
18 reviews
66 stars
attended Oct 24 2004

We thought the music was great. However, I wasn't all that impressed with the dance style. Too balletic! Since this is an afro-carribean style, I was expecting a more up-beat performance. A lot of the pieces were pretty somber.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
More Information

Quotes & Highlights

Garth Fagan won a Tony Award for choreographing The Lion King on Broadway.
“Watching Fagan’s work, you think, What fabulous dancers! You marvel at their control in off-kilter balances, their softness in space-devouring leaps, their cool in whirling at top speed, their gift for making stillness contemplative.” —Village Voice
“The whole troupe looks in remarkably fine fettle. It’s a dance must-see.” —Clive Barnes, New York Post

Description

Long before he won a Tony Award for choreographing The Lion King, Jamaica native Garth Fagan was raising pulses as one of the dance world’s most exquisite, startling and distinctive voices. Now, “one of modern dance’s most innovative choreographers” (New York Times) brings his fearless troupe to L.A. for an explosive program fusing Afro-Caribbean energy, balletic precision and rule-bending modern dance. It’s all here in a mixed program featuring Fagan’s latest hit, DANCECOLLAGEFORROMIE, among other recent and classic favorites, including Translation Transition with music by the Jazz Jamaica All Stars, and Woza to the soaring music of Lebo M.

About the Ticket Supplier: Music Center

A leader at the cultural heart of Los Angeles County, The Music Center brings to life one of the world’s premier arts destinations by creating opportunities for arts participation, enabling compelling programming and providing firstclass venues and services.

The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country, creating a cultural hub that is central to L.A.’s status as “the creative capital” of the world. Celebrated for its illustrious dance programming Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center and home to four world-class resident companies- LA Phil, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale – The Music Center is the place to experience the most innovative and critically-acclaimed performing arts in the nation. In its effort to extend the reach and accessibility of the performing arts, the Music Center is a national model for experiences in which people participate directly through its Active Arts® at The Music Center.

As well, The Music Center presents special productions, events and festivals for children and families, including World City at The Music Center. Each year, over one-million audience members delight in the excitement of live performances on The Music Center’s stages and enjoy free community arts events all year long across its outdoor campus.

The Music Center is also on the forefront of arts education in Los Angeles, providing arts resources to students and teachers in schools and community centers throughout the region. Approximately 500 full-time, seasonal and part-time staff members are employees of The Center and contribute to its operation and success.

The Music Center was developed as an unprecedented public private partnership with Los Angeles County. Through the support of the Board of Supervisors, the County of Los Angeles plays an invaluable role in the successful operation of The Music Center. This relationship has cemented the importance of the arts to the cultural fabric of Los Angeles.