Friday Aug 16th 8:30pm- honoring the Women who created Modern


Our Past

the indomitable women who began modern lived here

Isadora Duncan 

Ruth St Denis

Martha Graham

Doris Humphrey

they were working in the same period that women fought for

 the right to vote and we stand now at the 99th anniversary of the women efforts that allow us to both

 express ourselves and direct our countries future


Dance in LA is Women

  Filling every inch of the Ford with Dance. Women Rising celebrates the ground breaking work of LA women did in creating the art form of Modern dance in the early 1900 and that creative excellence lives on today in the current female choreographers. Women Rising both honors the past and takes the audience into the exciting present day creativity with stage production and site specific work created 10 of LA’s top female lead companies. Dance styles are flavored by modern, jazz, Bollywood, contemporary but all have the unique perspective that comes from being female in LA. Companies include: 

JazzAntiqua, LA Contemporary Dance Company, Luminario Ballet, 

Kybele Dance Theater, Rosanna Gamson / World Wide, Blue13  Dance, BrockusRED,   SARAH ELGART / ARROGANT ELBOW, 

 MashUP,  Kitty McNamee. 

With the opening tribute created by Joanne Divito.

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Our Future

the women of LA and LADF support

 the development of future arts leaders and creators  

in our daily practice and through programs in LADF designed to open the doors to arts jobs to under served youth

our town is a strong spot for creative choreographing women who lead the LA dance community 

teaching , choreographing, running companies, studios, foundations, grant divisions, theaters

What to expect

VIP experience


the very best seats in the theater

great goodie bag

mingle before the show at the reception

General seating come early and nibble under the stars all night long


great place to meet and enjoy the summer

many ways to park 

gates open 2 hours before the show 

Limited number of VIP tickets gets you stellar seating and VIP lounge access


Mingle with the choreographers and other top movers of LA

Where is the Ford


FORD THEATRE slocated at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Hollywood, CA 90068. 


From the South: Take 101 Freeway North, exit at Cahuenga Boulevard, turn right and follow Ford signs into the Ford Theatres parking lot entrance. 

From the North: Take 101 Freeway South, take Exit X toward Lankershim Blvd. Turn left onto Cahuenga Blvd. Turn left onto Pilgrimage Bridge and go straight through the light into the Ford Theatres parking lot entrance. 

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