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Olga Pericet

A Flamenco Dynamite at the Ford

August 28, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
Flamenco is bursting with vitality—a new generation has contemporized the centuries-old form. So it’s fitting that the “new world” setting of the Ford Theatres should welcome into its midst a foremost practitioner of "nuevo flamenco."
Boleros de Noche

A Night for Lovers

August 21, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
Imagine…the night sky above, your favorite person by your side, and the dreamy sounds of bolero music - Latin America’s most romantic musical style that originated out of Cuba. Sounds like the perfect date night, right?
Urban Bush Women

Urban Bush Women Blew My Mind

August 07, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
As a dancer and woman of color, watching Urban Bush Women take up space and beam pure light from the Ford Theatres stage left me mesmerized and ignited my love for jazz music and Afro-diasporic movement in one mind-blowing evening. - by Leanna Bremmond
Brockus Dance

Celebrating the Strong Women of LA Dance: Women Rising

July 31, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
Deborah Brockus' feminism finds firm footing at the Ford Theatres on Friday, August 16, when she’ll present Women Rising: Choreography from the Female Perspective.
The Nonsemble

South Africa Under the Stars with a Female Afro-Futurist Spin

July 24, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
On Sunday, August 11, Ford Theatres will be ground zero for a deep dive into musical retro-Afro-futurism as The Nonsemble presents [UP]Rising: An Afro-Future Jazz Her-Story. 

Kinky at the Ford

July 09, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
“It started almost 20 years ago as an electronic project,” Kinky singer Gil Cerezo tells me. “People didn’t know if we were DJs or what!” Over the years, the powerhouse group from Mexico evolved from what Cerezo calls a “bedroom electronic sound” to a full five-piece band that composes and plays live. Cerezo describes what the audience will see onstage as “an instrument army.”
Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell Ndegeocello to Bring Inventive Ventriloquism to the Ford

July 03, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
From the mind-blowing moment she made her explosive debut with Plantation Lullabies (1993), Meshell Ndegeocello's bracing jazz-inflected funk music, deeply penetrating lyrics, bold LGBTQ stance and sensual boudoir swagger have made her that best kept secret that folks like to keep on th

Get Funkedified

June 19, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
“This is a chance to dance your way out of your constrictions…with the groove our only guide, we shall all be moved.”  One Nation Under a Groove - Parliament Funkadelic