Date(s) - 09/27/2019 - 09/29/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA, 91601
8 p.m. Sept. 27, 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Sept. 28, 2 p.m. Sept. 29. The acclaimed Los Angeles Youth Ballet presents a delightful family-friendly double-bill featuring “Peter & the Wolf” and the world premiere of “Mixed Motions,” a contemporary dance exploration by choreographer Cedric Dodd. Directed by the highly regarded Andrea Paris-Gutierrez, this performance features the special guest artist, actor/dancer Adam Lendermon (“Cats,” “West Side Story”), as the Wolf, while Malcom McLaurin Takumi, a rising 12-year-old dancer and winner of numerous awards, dances the role of Peter. “Peter & the Wolf,” Prokofiev’s beloved symphonic fairy tale of courage and ingenuity, was composed in 1936 to introduce children to the different orchestra instruments and has captivated audiences since its premiere. The ballet, with its colorful cast of characters, furthers the musical narrative through expressive movement that enhances the storytelling. Dodd’s “Mixed Motions” is comprised of three pieces: “50 Years” (a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising set to “For All We Know” by Donny Hathaway); “Boyz” (choreographed to M.I.A.’s “Boyz”); and “What Moves in the Night” (set to “Enjoy (Remix LP)” by Björk). Tickets can be purchased on the El Portal website.