Los Angeles International Dance Festival April 2020

Performances Starting @ The Wallis  and Segerstrom Center April 11 - 26 2020 

ONE TIME ONLY

The Top 3 Dance Shows on American TV are Joining Forces for an evening of incredible Dance and Entertainment. Be sure not to miss this once only event.

About Us

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April 11 thru 26th 2020 Los Angeles will host an International Dance Event.

Debbie Allen and Nigel Lythgoe O.B.E. will be presenting the Inaugural the Los Angeles International Dance Festival to showcase the talents of Angelino dancers and choreographers, while bringing internationally acclaimed companies & dancers to L A venues.


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Debbie Allen

I am so excited to partner with Nigel and  the entire LA dance community to create a festival that will excite, inspire and inform the world how vibrant our artists and companies are. We are creating a dynamic experience for all ages, ethnicities, styles and techniques.

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Nigel Lythgoe O.BE.

Dance has the unparalleled ability to bring people together and reach across cultures and communities to connect us. Our ambition with LAIDF is to shine a light on the brilliance of the LA creative communities and create spaces throughout the city for people to experience the wealth of culture and dynamism thought the power of dance.

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MISSION STATEMENT

Los Angeles International Dance Festival (LAIDF) 2020

The Los Angeles International Dance Festival (LAIDF) is a 16 day dance experience that will entertain, educate and inspire audiences of all ages with performances, films, workshops and master-classes in both traditional and alternative venues around the city. 

Supported by the mayor's office, major foundations, corporations, as well as the music, film and television industry - LAIDF will shine a light on the achievements of our dance community. Embracing National Dance Day, LAIDFaims to unite artistic and creative forces that have made Los Angeles the entertainment capital of the world!


Engagement Opportunities

Performances- L.A. based dance companies and individual artists will perform at venues of all sizes across the city. 

Workshops- Professional dancers will have the opportunity to participate in workshops with local companies. Additionally, Angelenos of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to experience the joy of dance. 

Education/Youth- Non-profit arts organizations and students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will have opportunities to experience live performances, workshops and a youth stage to share the work they are creating. 

Dance For All - Diverse venue settings will allow for a wide range of audience participation across the city. This will include site specific performances and/or workshops at the Children's Hospital, Dance for Autism and more.

Community– Mixers bringing the L.A. industry together to celebrate dance in LA!

Learn More

For more information contact us @ laidf2020@gmail.com

Dance Companies Include

Ailey II

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.

#DWTS #SYTYCD #WOD

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The top 3 dance shows on American Television are joining forces to provide an incredible evening of dance entertainment  @ the Segerstrom Center.  

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Body Traffic

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BODYTRAFFIC is a world-class contemporary dance company, known internationally for its Los Angeles-grown, contagious vivacity. Founded in 2007 by Lillian Rose Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC continues to push boundaries and establish Los Angeles as a city known for dance.

Jacob Jonas Company

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Led by 27-year-old namesake, Jacob Jonas The Company has gained international acclaimed for its honest storytelling, visceral performances, and visual content creation.

Bollywood Boulevard

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With dance, live music, storytelling, and stunning visuals, join us on a journey from the birth of Hindi cinema to present day. Experience the spirit, artistry, and history of India’s famous film industry from the classics of the black and white era and the timeless songs of Bollywood’s Golden Era to the foot-tapping blockbusters of today.

LA dance project

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LA dance project is comprised of 12 full time Dancers in Los Angeles led by artistic Director  Benjamin Millepied

Lula Washington Dance Theatre

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The Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization founded in 1980 by Lula and Erwin Washington to provide a creative outlet for minority dance artists in South Los Angeles. 

Syncopated ladies

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Syncopated Ladies is a Female Tap Dance Band from Los Angeles, CA created by EMMY AWARD NOMINATED, tap dancer and choreographer, Chloe Arnold, protege of Debbie Allen.

Savion Glover

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Savion Glover,American dancer and choreographer who became known for his unique pounding style of tap dancing, called “hitting.” He brought renewed interest in dance, particularly among youths and minorities.

USC Kaufman

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As the university’s sixth art school, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance completes USC’s signature reputation as a world-class academic institution with a deep commitment to the arts.

Heidi Duckler Dance

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Heidi Duckler Dance creates place-based performances that transform non-traditional spaces, providing learning opportunities and engaging diverse communities, in the belief that the arts can change our vision of the world and of ourselves.

Lineage Dance

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Lineage is a contemporary dance company dedicated to raising support and awareness for other non-profit organizations and to making the arts accessible to all.

Founders

Debbie Allen

Founding member of  LAIDF


Nigel Lythgoe O.B.E.

Founding Member of LAIDF 


The Wallis

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a community arts center in Beverly Hills.