La Danserie was founded in 1997 by Artistic Director Patrick Frantz. A chamber-sized company, La Danserie presented works in both modern and contemporary ballet styles in annual spring performances and as guest performers in other local dance concerts. Concerts often featured a collection of choreographies by various artists including: Patrick Frantz, Judy Pisarro-Grant, Lisa Locke, Tatiana d’Avirmond, Nicole Mathis, Robert Salas, and Mary Wilson as well as guest performers such as Rei Aoo, Kenneth Walker Dance Project, and the Colburn School. In its own words “the chamber-sized company combines a European classical tradition with an American modern sensibility”.
A 2011 review by ExploreDance.com stated: “La Danserie has once again reaffirmed its place in Los Angeles’ artistic landscape and with its unwavering commitment to the arts, the company continues to prove to be an important force in the cultivation of young talent while providing a home for the city’s artistic elite.”
La Danserie has performed throughout Los Angeles in a variety of venues including Highways Performance Space, the Los Angeles Theater Center, the Madrid Theater, California State University Northridge Performing Arts Center, the Aratani Japan-America Theater, Moorpark College, the Unknown Theater and ARC Pasadena. Its programming has received continuous support from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission since 2005 and from the Los Angeles City Department of Cultural Affairs since 2006.
In December 2012 after 15 years of operation, the directors, choreographers, and company supporters gathered and made the decision to dissolve La Danserie.
La Danserie 2011
Artistic Director: Patrick Frantz
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