By Andrew Shane Walters
Production of the Week
You like to boogie, don’t you? Your hips don’t lie. Or do they? Either way, check out the 14th annual Dance Camera West Festival (DCW), “a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing the vibrant art of dance and dance media.”
Recognized by the city of Los Angeles as one of the best festivals to illuminate the art of dance, this festival, ahem, kicks off today. Screenings will run through Tuesday, May 5. Stretched across nine different venues, (including the Crest and Aero theaters) the DCW is guaranteed to be fresh and get you shaking your money maker.
For more information, visit dancecamerawest.org. Then, don’t even think about missing the free, 4th annual Dance-A-Long on Tuesday. Shake before serving.
Publication of the Week
Back by popular demand, this Tuesday marks California Bookstore Day. Shimmy over to Diesel A Bookstore in Brentwood Country Mart for a scavenger hunt and enter a photo in their Instagram contest. Make sure to use “#dieselbrentwood” when uploading.
You might even find a rad book on dance. Books and dance? What more do you need in your life? Maybe a performance …
Performance of the Week
So you think you can dance … but can you defy gravity? Me neither, although it would impress you if I could. This week, check out “Diavolo”, which incorporates physically stunning movement with lyrical content and large architectural objects.
Mind, prepare to be blown.
“Diavolo runs May 1-3 at The Broad Stage. For times and ticket information, visit thebroadstage.com.