The week ahead in L.A. dance, Feb. 4-11: Step Afrika!, Okwui Okpokwasili and more


Astaire Dances American Contemporary Ballet re-creates four of movie legend Fred Astaire’s classic dance routines. The Bloc, 32nd floor, 700 S. Flower St., L.A. Sun., next Sun., 4 p.m.; Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Feb. 14. $40-$105. (213) 304-3408.

RIFT L.A. Contemporary Dance Company performs new works by three local choreographers; part of “Dance! at the Odyssey 2018.” Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Ends Sun., 2 p.m. $25. (310) 477-2055.

naked Choreographer Corina Kinnear explores the non-sexualized human form and perceptions of nudity; part of “Dance! at the Odyssey 2018.” Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., W. L.A. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m. $25. (310) 477-2055.


Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People’s TV Room The Bessie Award winner and company celebrate women’s movements in Nigeria in this multidisciplinary work. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8:30 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends Feb. 11. $26-$35. (213) 237-2800.

Saloon Cirque Éloize mixes music, dance and acrobatics in this Wild West-themed show. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m. $28-$100. (949) 854-4646.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence Step Afrika! performs this show inspired by the artist’s 1941 series of paintings documenting the post-WWI movement of African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North. Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Fri., 8 p.m. $33 and up. (818) 677-3000.

Dance by the Fire Works by local choreographer Angela Todaro. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Sat., 8 p.m. $5, $10. (310) 458-8634.

Immigrant Stories, An American Journey Danza Floricanto/USA performs eight fact-based tales inspired by members of the local immigrant community. Rosenthal Theatre at Inner City Arts, 720 Kohler St., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m. $20, $25. (323) 261-0385.

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers The company performs “A Jewish Child’s Story,” “Tap Dance Widows Club” and more. Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Ave., Culver City. Next Sun., 1 p.m. Free. (310) 253-6700.