For its fourth season, the Dance at the Music Center series is expanding its reach to four of the five venues at the Music Center of Los Angeles County, booking companies at all the theaters except the Mark Taper Forum.
Thus, for the first time, Walt Disney Concert Hall -- built for the Los Angeles Philharmonic -- will host a dance event when Shen Wei Dance Arts performs there June 22 to 24, 2007. The New York-based company will present "Connect Transfer," in which the dancers create a painting on the floor to a compiled score by Volans, Xenakis and Ligeti.
The 2006-07 season, announced Thursday, will open Oct. 6 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. The company, which last appeared locally in 2000, will dance the West Coast premieres of Didy Veldman's "TooT," to Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No. 2, and Stijn Celis' "Noces" to the Stravinsky score. There will be three performances, Oct. 6 and 7.
As previously announced, Matthew Bourne's "Edward Scissorhands" will be presented at the Ahmanson Theatre, Dec. 12 to 31, in partnership with the Center Theatre Group. The piece is based on the 1990 movie directed by Tim Burton. The music, composed, arranged and adapted by Terry Davis, is based on the original film score by Danny Elfman.