Mapping LA’s growing dance scene

Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world… for its creative output in film, theater and art.

But, the city’s reputation in dance is starting to grow as well.

At the high end, there’s a lot more programming at the Music Center of L.A. and at universities and art centers. But, there are also smaller companies cropping up all over town.

Now, USC is trying to get its arms around the burgeoning local dance scene with a new survey and full-on digital Dance Map.

KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis sits down with Sasha Anawalt , head of the Dance Map LA project, to talk about how data is used to track an art scene that stretches across an entire city.

 

 

(Photo: Charlie Hodges, rehearsal director and dancer for the L.A. Dance Project, on the roof of the Ace Hotel in downtown, Los Angeles; photograph by Anne Menke.)

 

Comments

  1. MM
    Jul 24, 2015, 1:27 pm

    It's the organic dry cleaner, creative space, and market on Santee and 8th (not Broadway and Main. Ha.). Every Tuesday night at 10PM there's a pop lock class taught by Slim Boogie--sometimes there's also a cypher. Dancers come from all over to take class, and non-dancers can stop by just to watch.

  2. MM
    Jul 24, 2015, 1:26 pm

    Andrew, it's the organic dry cleaner, creative space, and market on Santee and 8th (not Broadway and Main. Ha.). Every Tuesday night at 10PM there's a pop lock class taught by Slim Boogie--sometimes there's also a cypher. Dancers come from all over to take class, and non-dancers can stop by just to watch.

  • Bradley

    This is cool that Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world

  • Andrew Meisner

    Broadway and Main do not intersect and there is no laundromat downtown. That was a partiocularly annoying thing to hear from someone that spent so much time tlaking about “facts” and “research”

    • MM

      It’s the organic dry cleaner, creative space, and market on Santee and 8th (not Broadway and Main. Ha.). Every Tuesday night at 10PM there’s a pop lock class taught by Slim Boogie–sometimes there’s also a cypher. Dancers come from all over to take class, and non-dancers can stop by just to watch.