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“Ezralow Dance" at the Ford Amphitheatre

Daniel Ezralow debuts his new company, ‘Ezralow Dance,’ with a commissioned, site-specific world premiere accompanied live by adventurous chamber orchestra ‘wild Up.’

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Aug. 14, 2014 - PRLog -- The final offering in the Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series, world renowned director/choreographer Daniel Ezralow debuts his new company, Ezralow Dance, with a commissioned, site-specific world premiere accompanied by adventurous chamber orchestra wild Up (“Best Classical Music Ensemble 2012” – Los Angeles Times). Hailed as “unforgettably gutsy” by The New York Times and “one of the best American dancer-choreographers now working on an international scale” by the Chicago Tribune, Ezralow has created choreography and aerial choreography for theater, film, opera and television around the world including The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, the film Across the Universe and for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Batsheva Dance Company and Paris Opera Ballet. Ezralow is a co-founder of ISO Dance and an original dancer/choreographer of MOMIX.

“Daniel is a visionary who creates grand pieces on a scale not usually seen at the Ford,” says Ford managing director of productions Adam Davis.

“I try to break traditions, to look at something we may have all viewed many times before and see it completely differently,” Ezralow explains. “With this new company of nine dancers, I want to build a creative home for the huge amount of repertory I’ve developed around the world. Being an eclectic artist means that I’ve been lucky enough to jump from film to TV to stage, but there’s been no way until now to collect everything into a single body of work.”

According to Ezralow, the evening will begin with the “Awakening” of the Ford’s historic outdoor amphitheater, which is set against a backdrop of cypresses and chaparral in the Hollywood Hills, and close with a sequence tentatively titled “DEconstruxion.”

The choreography will be intimately linked to the music, and wild Up artistic director Christopher Rountree is enthusiastic about the collaboration. He is particularly passionate about the planned premiere of a new Bach deconstruction by Chris Kallmeyer (composer of the Bach As A Lens series) and a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3 played by a completely different set of instruments than those Bach would have used, which will make the familiar piece sound wildly different and virtuosic. The two Bach pieces will “bookend” the evening. Also on the program will be dances choreographed to various 19th century composers as well as to the music of contemporary composer David Lang.

“This type of collaboration happens very rarely,” Rountree says. “We’re going to take old world music and adapt it to become something completely new. We define a concert as anything that draws people together to have a shared experience of listening, so this experiment is very exciting for us.”

Ezralow Dance takes place on Saturday, Sept.13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50, $65 and $80 (reserved seating), with aVIP package available for $100 that includes premium seating, a choice of wine or beer and on site parking. A $5 discount is available with advance purchase by Sept. 6. All proceeds benefit the Ford Theatre Foundation. The Ford Theatres are located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068, just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway, between Hollywood Blvd. and Barham Blvd. in the Cahuenga Pass. On site, stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle. FREE nonstacked parking serviced by a FREE shuttle to the Ford is available at the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga.For more information and to purchase tickets call (323) 461-3673 (323 GO 1-FORD).

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Lucy Pollak
323) 461-3673

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