The Ford Blog
June 02, 2015
I show up at the address I’ve been given for Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company and I’m a bit confused: it appears to be a residential house. Surely I’ve got the wrong address, I think, and I call my contact. But when she emerges, we head straight into the house.
May 26, 2015
It’s a potent synchronicity: A Dalai Lama quote hangs just outside the LA rehearsal space where dance troupe Viver Brasil has been fine-tuning its new work, one that centers on peace as an attainable goal.
May 20, 2015
Ever since legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky launched their landmark concert series at the Ford in 1961, the Ford Theatres has been known as the place to experience world-class performances in a serene, outdoor setting.
May 15, 2015
I hear a beat drop and then the rhythm of swaggering, but precise steps. I see feet perfectly in unison and faces, starkly individual, but unified in concentration and joy. I’m watching a rehearsal for this weekend’s Versa-Style Ten Year Anniversary Festival in East LA – the first Ford on the Road performance – and it is riveting.
April 30, 2015
As our JAM Sessions pop up all over LA County, we thought it would be fun to share some of the hidden gems that make each of our host neighborhoods so special.
April 03, 2015
There’s a kind of freedom that comes from dancing under the open sky. The movements become broader and bolder, influenced by the breath of the breeze and the calls of the birds. The jumps gain buoyancy and elevation, reaching up unconstrained towards the stars.