Here is a list of dance performances in L.A. for Jan. 12-19:
Dance at the Odyssey 2020 L.A.-based String Theory explores the intersection of sound and movement in the new work “Landscapes and Layers.” Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Sun., 5 p.m. $15-$25. (310) 477-2055. OdysseyTheatre.com
Dance Camera West 2020 Dance-themed documentaries, shorts and experimental films from around the world. Downtown Independent Cinema, 251 S. Main St., downtown L.A. . Sun., noon. Free with RSVP. dancecamerawest.org
Moves at The Montalbán Four-day showcase for up-and-coming dancers and choreographers. The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood. Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m. $40-$100. (323) 461-6999. themontalban.com
Some good actors can’t save this joint production from Ensemble Studio Theatre and VS. Theatre Company.
Last year’s wildflowers were spectacular, from Lake Elsinore’s poppies to Anza Borrego’s carpets of desert daisies. This year, the forecast is uncertain.
On a beautiful day, nothing beats the botanical gardens at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. There’s something for everyone.
Tijuana’s racing greyhounds have never seen a home, a sidewalk or a cat. This L.A. group gives them a chance at a second life.
Contra-Tiempo: JoyUs JustUs The L.A.-based urban Latin dance company presents this evening-length work about people in communities of color using the power of joy to overcome inequality. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Bram Goldsmith Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. $29-$79. (310) 746-4000. TheWallis.org
Dance at the Odyssey 2020 The new work “Tethering” celebrates the founding of Rebecca Lemme’s Acts of Matter and Andrea Knowlton’s Dance Aegis; program also includes the L.A. premiere of Lemme’s “I/D” and Knowlton’s “This Land.” Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m. $15-$25. (310) 477-2055. OdysseyTheatre.com