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Aszure Barton's Awáa

Celebrating dance and mothers with Aszure Barton's Awáa

July 26, 2017 | Behind the Scenes
The sound of water gushing forms an infectious beat, as a group of male dancers sways their hips. The dancers seem to encompass all and no genders, evoking both an ancient ritual and the sass of 90s vogueing culture. This is the delicious world of renowned choreographer and dancer Aszure Barton. Her show Awáa will make its Los Angeles (and outdoor) debut at the Ford on August 18, presented in partnership with The Music Center On Location.
Youssou NDOUR

Youssou NDOUR Sings of a United Africa, an Enlightened Earth and Love

July 19, 2017
Senegalese singer/songwriter Youssou NDOUR seeks nothing less than to unite the continent of Africa, while linking it with the rest of a united and enlightened Earth via the blended harmonies of his music and his messages. 

Welcome Back to the Ford Theatres for our 2017 Summer Season!

July 13, 2017 | Announcements
You might notice that the Ford Theatres looks a little different. A vision that began in 2008 has finally been completed. So, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to enjoy all that the renewed Ford Theatres has to offer!
Amos Gitai

Amos Gitai: Sparking Powerful Compassion in the Face of Extremism

June 29, 2017 | Behind the Scenes
Israeli architect-turned-filmmaker Amos Gitai knows a thing or two about art’s potential to spark powerful compassion in the face of extremism. His 1980 documentary Bayit (The House), about Israelis and Palestinians that occupied the same Jerusalem house at different times, was censored. Two years later, his film Field Diary, which showed images of Israel’s invasion of Lebanon, resulted in a temporary exile.
Culture Clash

Chicano 4th of July on July 16

June 21, 2017 | Behind the Scenes
“La locura, cura,” Ric Salinas tells me. The craziness cures. So when the Ford asked Culture Clash, Salinas’ comedy trio, if they’d be interested in making a Chicano 4th of July show, they jumped at the chance.
Savion Glover

Savion Glover’s Tap Telegraphs the Struggles, the Hope and the Triumphs of Modern Life

June 12, 2017 | Behind the Scenes
In his inimitable and electrifying way, Savion Glover’s role in helping the art of tap dance continue to thrive for future generations cannot be understated. 

The Place to be this Summer

May 10, 2017 | Announcements
You may have been wondering, “What’s up with the Ford?” It’s true: we usually put tickets on sale in April.

It's Spring Again

April 27, 2017
Don’t you love it when the weather changes? The days get longer, the sleeves get shorter and as we shake off the last vestiges of winter, wanderlust takes over. If you’re like us, you can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather.