The week ahead in SoCal dance, July 8-15: American Ballet Theatre’s ‘La Bayadère’ and more

American Ballet Theatre returns to the Music Center with a new production of "La Bayadère." With Joseph Gorak.
(Marty Sohl / American Ballet Theatre)


Compiled by Matt Cooper

Next Chapter Benefit show featuring Southern California’s Maha and Company. Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Sun., 2:30 p.m. By donation. (562) 433-3363.

taisha paggett The artist and choreographer presents solos and duets in dialogue with her Made in L.A. 2018 installation. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. Sun., noon -4 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.

La Bayadère American Ballet Theatre stages choreographer Natalia Makarova’s reimagining of Ludwig Minkus’ 19th-century romantic tragedy about a temple dancer in India and the warrior she loves. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends July 15. $38 and up. (213) 972-0711.


La Ruta Del Norte Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company remounts this celebration of the cultures of the American Southwest. Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. Fri., 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m. $34-$69. (323) 461-3673.

Jessica Kondrath/The Movement The L.A.-based company performs new work and favorite repertory in this multimedia-enhanced show. Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Sat., 8 p.m. $21. (800) 832-2787.