Upcoming Shows

San Diego In-Progress Screening “Why American Men Dance”

At the invitation of Jean Isaacs and the San Diego Dance Theater, a fifteen minute excerpt of Why American Men Dance was screened as part of the Live Arts Festival. To a warmly receptive crowd in the White Box Theater on April 20, 2017, the promotional trailer and a rough cut of the section on Race was projected. Following the film, an inter-generational selection of four San Diego male dancers performed on the stage. The event culminated with a robust discussion with the artists and the audience about the role and experience of men in the modern dance world.

photo of former San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theater dancer Lorin Johnson at age 12.



Presenting new and recent work by choreographers Louie Cornejo, Rebeca Hernandez, Laurel Jenkins and Rachel Lopez, the dance makers  squeeze thirteen explosive dancers into these intimate cafe surroundings to realize an eclectic range of movement artistry.  All the performances are free and the aromas are delicious.  See more than one show and check out the cool cafes!  The dances may be a little different in each locale, too . . . .

  • Saturday, 4/18 4:00 pm UnUrban Coffee House 3301 Pico Blvd.,  Santa Monica 90404
  • Saturday, 4/25 7:30 pm Coffee Connection 3838 S. Centinela Ave.,  Los Angeles 90066
  • Saturday, 5/2 8:00 pm Sabor y Cultura 5625 Hollywood Blvd.,  Hollywood 90028


Following last year’s successful run of this mixed genre performance, the new program includes dance choreographed by Keith with performers Louie Cornejo, Rebeca Hernandez, Steve Irvin and Shoji Yamasaki; music by Charles Sharp (sax) with Jeff Schwartz (bass) and Rich West (drums) and poetry readings by award-winning wordsmiths Pat Payne, Shy But Flyy, Aleida Rodriguez and Jen Hofer. Squeezing all of this into the intimate surroundings, the artists will make the cafés shake, rattle and roll!  Get a cup of fresh brewed coffee, sit back and feel the vibe.

4 Performances, 4 Poets at 4 Different Sites, ALL  FREE 

Friday, May 16  7PM Saturday, May 17  8PM Sunday, May 18  3PM Saturday, May 31 5:30PM
Pat Payne   Shy But Flyy   Aleida Rodriguez   Jen Hofer
Coffee Connection Sabor Y Cultura Paper or Plastik/Mimoda UnUrban Coffee House
3838 S. Centinela Ave. 5625 Hollywood Blvd. 5772 W. Pico Blvd. 3101 Pico Blvd.
West LA  90066 Los Angeles   90028 Los Angeles   90010 Santa Monica  90404