Heidi Duckler Dance’s ‘Stay Awake,’ Mantra Siam and more dance to see this week in L.A.

Heidi Duckler Dance's "Stay Awake"
Heidi Duckler Dance presents its latest site-specific work, “Stay Awake,” at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital.
(Sean Deckert)

Here’s a list of dance performances in L.A. for Aug. 18-25:

The 13th MixMatch Dance Festival This two-day showcase presented by Hart Pulse Dance Company concludes. The Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Sun., 2 p.m. $20. (800) 838-3006.

Garden of Untamed Roses Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet performs this new work set to the music of Lloyd Rodgers. Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State LA, 5151 State University Dr., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m. $25-$45. (323) 343-6600.


Stay Awake As part of the MoveWell@MLK project, Heidi Duckler Dance stages this site-specific work exploring the power of human interaction to improve individual and community well-being. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, Lot A, 680 E. 120th St., L.A. Sat., 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required.

Tales From Mount Sumeru: The Golden Peacock Dancers from Thailand and Los Angeles reenact a tale about the reincarnation of Buddha in this Mantra Siam presentation that mixes ballet, modern dance and jazz with traditional Thai dance. Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m. $30-$150. (323) 461-3673.

Idas y Vueltas Flamenco dancer Lakshmi “La Chimi” Basile and company perform in this Forever Flamenco presentation. The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., L.A. Next Sun., 8 p.m. $30-$50. (323) 663-1525.