special production of LADF - 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, Whyteberg, Heidi Duckler Dance, Kyble Dance Theater, Rosanna Gamson / World Wide, Blue13 Dance, BrockusRED, MashUP, Kitty McNamee. 

With the opening tribute created by JoAnn Divito.


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

About Us

Special prices for Students


. Student ID is required.

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


great place to meet and enjoy the summer 

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


Mingle with the choreographers and other top movers of LA

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