The Ford Blog
May 01, 2019
And just like that, we’re 30 days away from the first day of summer. And, you know what that means... Time to start making summer plans! In addition to mandatory beach days and long awaited exotic vacations, the Ford is the perfect place to be in the summer.
April 15, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
On Saturday, April 27, jazz super group The Spring Quartet will kick off the Ford Theatres 2019 Season. This quartet consists of drummer Jack DeJohnette, saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, and pianist/keyboardist Leo Genovese. This evening promises to be cutting edge, invigorating, and dynamic, with detours into spaces unknown, sweet surprises, and interludes of heart-melting romance and beauty.
February 27, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
Micaela Taylor is no stranger to the Los Angeles dance scene. Her time dancing with renowned companies such as Ate9 Dance Company, BODYTRAFFIC and Heidi Duckler Dance and her fluidity of movement styles, moving effortlessly from contemporary to hip-hop, has landed her on Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2019.
January 16, 2019
“Gala forces audience expectations to the fore and blurs the lines between failure and success in performance as it suggests that theater is community, both onstage and off. It’s a tour de force, wildly entertaining and truly radical.” —The New York Times
December 13, 2018
We believe the arts have the power to build a more empathetic world by bringing people together and broadening cultural understanding. One way to see this in action is to attend a JAM Session, our free Monday night events where we invite you up on stage to dance the night away or be part of a drum circle, under the guidance of professional artists.
October 29, 2018
Yet another season has come to a close and we have so much to be grateful for. Each of you, our friends, made this season fun-filled and memorable. All season long, you connected over shared experiences. Perhaps you dined on The Zev with your boo. Or, you laughed with friends while trying to move your body in a new way at a JAM Session. Whatever your experiences were, we hope they made you feel like this was your place to be.
October 17, 2018 | Behind the Scenes
Heidi Duckler Dance is known for staging dance in unusual places and their show at the Ford is no exception. “In my first conversation with the Ford, they said, ‘I assume you’re not interested in the stage,’” choreographer Heidi Duckler laughs as she tells me. The space she settled on? The loading dock. “We had to carve out time for rehearsals because the space is in constant use!” Duckler says.