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The Music Center Announces The 2022 Dance At The Music Center Season


The Dance at The Music Center season begins with The Music Center debut of Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier and the West Coast premiere of Bernstein Dances.

The Music Center Announces The 2022 Dance At The Music Center Season

Dance springs forward as the 19th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center) returns with live indoor performances starting March 2022.

With four dance residencies set to take place at Los Angeles' performing arts center, Angelenos will experience a wide-ranging group of world-renowned companies showcasing classic lines among modern storylines, along with new participatory dance experiences in Dance at The Music Center's 2022 season. Season subscriptions are available starting today.

The Dance at The Music Center season begins with The Music Center debut of Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier and the West Coast premiere of Bernstein Dances, artistic director John Neumeier's homage to his home country and the great American composer (March 11, 13 and 19, 2022), followed by the return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to its Southern California home for annual performances, including the cultural treasure and Mr. Ailey's seminal masterpiece, Revelations (April 6-10, 2022).

Making their Music Center debut, tap phenom Caleb Teicher leads the West Coast premiere of entertaining dance party SW!NG OUT (June 24-26, 2022), which will light up the stage of the Ahmanson Theatre and Jerry Moss Plaza, where the audience can join Lindy Hop champions out on the dance floor. The season concludes in a celebratory mood as the highly regarded Pacific Northwest Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra mark the company's 50th anniversary season with a mixed program of modern classics by Twyla Tharp, Alejandro Cerrudo and Crystal Pite.

"Dance moves us in many ways and communicates so much without uttering a word-and that's why we love it. Whether en pointe or with tap shoes, The Music Center's upcoming performances will bring joy to the hearts and minds of Angelenos eager to experience and learn more about this incredible artform," said Rachel S. Moore, president and CEO of The Music Center. "Our new dance season brings two West Coast premieres, a Music Center debut and the return of two other companies that Southern California audiences have missed. We closed our doors in March 2020 just as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was ready to take the stage, so the company's April 2022 residency will be much anticipated. We're also thrilled to join in Pacific Northwest Ballet's celebration of its golden anniversary as it closes out our season with a mixed repertoire of thrilling and dynamic contemporary works never before seen in Los Angeles."

"From the social dance of the 30s and 40s, to the contemporary pillars of today's dance, Dance at The Music Center returns with four distinct companies, each of which interpret movement and passion through diverse viewpoints," added Josephine Ramirez, executive vice president, TMC Arts. "To highlight these dance residencies, we're also making each presentation an 'experience' for our guests as they come closer to knowing and understanding the repertoire. From pre-talks featuring special commentators to events that get fans on their feet dancing, the new season will give us all wonderful opportunities to celebrate and engage in world-class arts experiences at The Music Center."

In line with The Music Center's mission to deepen the cultural lives of Angelenos, TMC Arts will invite the community to engage with the companies in multiple ways through school performances, educator workshops, pre-performance talks, participatory Swing dance jams with live music and more to help expand public participation with the dance artform; details will be announced as the season begins. Additionally, The Music Center will bring back its Student Dance Matinee Program, which welcomes thousands of students from all over Los Angeles County to experience professional dance performances that celebrate the diversity of Los Angeles communities.

The long-running initiative aims to inspire students and educators to engage with dance and movement, visual storytelling and the creative process; for many students this may be their first experience at a live performance. During the 2022 Dance at The Music Center season, local students will be introduced to the magic of Alvin Ailey's Revelations on April 7, 2022, at a special school-time Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance moderated by one of the dancers.

To enhance their understanding, teachers will receive a comprehensive study guide to share with students prior to attending the performance for an educational and entertaining experience. Additionally, The Music Center and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will host educational residency programs at four local middle schools. Ailey Master Teachers will lead these curriculum-based workshops using Revelations as the inspirational framework for an in-depth study of language arts and social studies while learning choreography from the famous dance work.

While COVID-19 is a fluid situation, The Music Center's extensive safety protocols, which embrace the highest standards of safety, sanitation and security, are in place to minimize risk for its guests and employees. Please visit for information about The Music Center's safety and security measures.

Season subscriptions for the Dance at The Music Center 2022 season are on sale now. Single tickets will be available for purchase on December 17, 2021. For tickets and information, call (213) 972-0711 or visit

The Music Center's Ticket Buyer Assurance Program protects all advance ticket purchases for dance presentations through 2022. Ticketed patrons will receive, at their request, a full refund or a credit for a future performance if Los Angeles County or the State of California elects to restrict or prohibit large gathering events at venues, resulting in the cancellation of dance performances due to COVID-19-related conditions. If an event is postponed or rescheduled, ticketed patrons will be moved automatically to the new performance date; however, patrons may request a refund or credit for the future. All changes must be handled prior to the purchaser's scheduled performance date.

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