Introducing: Greeting Cards for Dancers and Choreographers! These cards were specifically designed by dancers, for dancers! Whether it’s to say merde, congrats on a great performance, or thank you for your beautiful choreography, there is a card for everyone. Please take a minute to check them out and let us know if there are any other cards you’d like to see created in the future. All proceeds benefit LA Unbound performances!
Please join us for an informal meet-and-greet and fundraiser evening open to all past and present LA Unbound dancers, friends, and family! We will be enjoying food and drinks as well as raising money for the upcoming LA Unbound performances. Hope to see you there!
WHERE: Buffalo Wild Wings, 15301 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA
WHEN: Thursday, August 27th from 7-10pm
Congratulations to Choreographer Kelsey Guy, who is the Fall 2015 recipient of LA Unbound’s Choreographers Scholarship! Kelsey’s contemporary piece “Twenty-Somethings” explores the post-college transitional period in life – full of uncertainty but also excitement and possibilities.
Her cast of nine dancers will be rehearsing at the beautiful Reach Dance Academy in Burbank, CA, with generously donated studio space. Reach Dance Academy offers training in classical and contemporary dance styles for students of all ages. With sprung marley floors and plenty of free parking, the studio is also a great rental location and has plenty of availability. For more information, please see their website at reachdanceacademy.com.
It’s already time to start getting ready for our Fall 2015 show, so here are the details!
AUDITIONS: Sunday, August 16th from 3-6pm at Studio A Dance (2306 Hyperion Ave. Silverlake, CA 90027)
PERFORMANCES: Saturday, November 14th at 7:30pm & 9pm at Studio A Dance in Silverlake
We are looking for dancers of ALL experience levels and ALL dance styles (especially contemporary, hip-hop, and ballet). No audition fee and no headshots or resumes necessary. For more information about how auditions work, please read this post. If you are interested in choreographing for the show, please email us at LAUnbound(at)gmail.com.
We have some incredible photos and videos to share with you from last month’s performances at the El Portal. Huge thank you to our talented photographers Daniel J. Sliwa, Julie Pearl, and Powell Browne for capturing some amazing moments on stage. Below are a few samples, and you can see the full photo album here on our Facebook page and the full video playlist here on our YouTube page.
We hope you can join us at the El Portal Theatre today! Here is some additional information about the show:
- Performances are at 4pm and 8pm and the show runs about 2 1/2 hours.
- There WILL BE TICKETS available at the door for $25.00 cash, check (made out to “LA Unbound”), or credit card.
- The box office opens 45 minutes prior to each show and the house will open for seating 30 minutes prior to each show.
- Seating is general admission, first-come, first-served.
- Children are welcome and must have their own ticket.
If you have any additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you and enjoy the show!
We’ve been busy rehearsing and putting together our next show – please join us on Saturday, May 16th at 4pm & 8pm at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The show features over 140 dancers in LA Unbound’s signature mixture of dance styles, including contemporary, hip-hop, ballet, tap, burlesque, and more! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and you can get them here now!
We’re so excited to launch our brand new Etsy store featuring our new line of LA Unbound merchandise, including tshirts, tank tops, and dance bags. All products will also be available to purchase at our upcoming performances on Saturday, May 16th at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Please take a moment to check it out and let us know what you like and what products you’d like to see in the future!
We are so excited to launch our brand new Choreographers Scholarship Program this spring, sponsored by one of our favorite rehearsal and performance spaces, Silverlake’s Studio A Dance.
For quite some time, it has been a major goal of LA Unbound to assist our choreographers in finding free or discounted rehearsal space, since studio rentals can be very costly in Los Angeles. A typical studio rental is anywhere from $20-$40 per hour, and with some of our dances rehearsing 10 or more hours, this is an expense that can add up quickly.
With the commencement of our Choreographers Scholarship Program we were able to provide 10 hours of complimentary studio rental hours at Studio A Dance for rehearsals for TWO of the pieces for our upcoming May performances. Congratulations to the co-recipients of LA Unbound’s first-ever Choreographers’ Scholarship: Brad Milison & Maritza Navarro and Emmie Bauer & Danielle Yasuda.
Brad & Maritza’s dance “Ripe and Ruin,” is a piece exploring the relationship between memory, truth, and the lies we unknowingly tell ourselves. This ambitious piece will feature video projection, a spoken word element, elegant costumes, and is guaranteed to make you contemplate the influence your own point of view has on the validity of your memories. Emmie & Danielle’s piece “Unspoken” focuses on the ongoing fight for women to find courage and find a voice in a society that has a tendency to discount them.
We are hoping to continue and expand this new initiative to be able to offer choreography opportunities to emerging talent in our Los Angeles dance community for many shows and many years to come. If you’d like to get involved in this program, please email us at LAUnbound@gmail.com, or simply click here to donate. Thank you for your support!
Auditions for LA Unbound’s spring show will be held on Sunday, February 8th from 2:00-6:00pm at Hollywood Dance Center (817 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood). These are open auditions for dancers of ALL experience levels and ALL dance styles (especially contemporary, hip-hop, tap, and ballet). No resume or headshot needed. For more information about how auditions work, please read this post.
Performances will be held on Saturday, May 16th at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Please feel free to email us at LAUnbound@gmail.com if you have any questions about auditions or the performances!