DANCE+DESIGN
The seven Year history of ballet Part I:
The Naked Souls of Kings And Queens


“…Lincoln Jones made the most complex issues seem like child's play in a beguiling 'Dance and Design'...”
—Los Angeles Times

Seven hours in seven years, and you’ll have one of the best dance educations that has ever been available. Starting in 2017, ACB will recreate the dances and dance crazes that fascinated generations and influenced history. We begin in the Renaissance…


Year I: The Naked Souls of Kings And Queens* 

See what dancing was actually like in the time of Lucrezia Borgia, Lorenzo de’ Medici, and Leonello d’Este. You won’t just see how they danced, you’ll see the actual dances. 

This was a time when the movements of your body were considered a reflection of your soul, so dancing well was really important. 

*This program looks at the earliest precursor to ballet that is notated—100 years earlier than the first dance presented at ACB’s 2016 Evolution of Ballet!

THURSDAY, APRIL 27—8:00PM
OPENING NIGHT: INCLUDES ARTIST Q&A AND CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION
FRIDAY, APRIL 28—8:00PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 29—6:00PM & 8:00PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 30—2:00PM & 4:00PM

After every show, enjoy wine, conversation, and live jazz with the artists and other audience members overlooking the rooftops of LA's skyscrapers. It's all included in your ticket price.

Single tickets $40—$95.
Buy a series pass to ensure your seats before they sell out and save!

 
 

Venue: The Bloc

 

The BLOC
700 S. Flower Street, Suite 3200
Los Angeles, CA 90017

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING 

American Contemporary Ballet Address:
American Contemporary Ballet at The BLOC 700 S. Flower Street, Suite 3200 Los Angeles, CA 90017

The BLOC is located on Flower Street between 7th and 8th Streets in downtown Los Angeles. 

VALET PARKING:

Valet parking ($40) is available at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, located at 711 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017; the entrance is just south of 7th on the west side of Hope.   From the valet stand, simply proceed through the hotel lobby to the courtyard. At the courtyard turn left toward Macy’s and follow the sidewalk around until you reach The BLOC, 700 S. Flower Street.

Once in the lobby, use the elevator bank on the right (north) side and go to the 32nd floor. ACB restrooms are located on the 31st floor.

Please note: Parking rates are subject to change.

SELF-PARKING:

Self-park lots are located directly across the street from The BLOC on Flower between 7th and 8th: Midtown Garage, located at 725 S. Flower, and another at the corner of 8th and Flower with a large “PARKING” sign on the right-hand side (entrance on 8th) both offer parking for ~$8. Please note that these rates are subject to change.

From the corner of 7th and Flower, walk east on 7th for 100 feet, turn right onto the courtyard sidewalk, and the entrance to The Bloc is ahead on the right.

Once in the lobby, use the elevator bank on the right (north) side and go to the 32nd floor. ACB restrooms are located on the 31st floor.