We are dancing a new piece called Mishpachah (Family) at the L.A. County Holiday Celebration, a 3-hour extravaganza on December 24 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Music groups, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of Los Angeles celebrate the season during this free, three-hour holiday show. Watch it with the whole family!
The show is 3-6pm. Our time slot is between 3 and 3:30pm!
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Tuesday, December 24 from 3-6 PM
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December 24 @3PM (LIVE); 8PM (repeat)
December 25 @ Noon; 3PM and 9PM
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center
135 N. Grand Avenue
- Music Center parking is FREE
- Doors open @ 2:30 PM
- You may come and go throughout the performance
- Reservations and tickets are not necessary
- First come, first served
- The theatre will fill up, we recommend you arrive early
- Taking photos with your phone and tweeting during the show are allowed, but no flash!
The L.A. County Arts Commission has been presenting the Holiday Celebration on December 24 since 1959, on behalf of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Be a part of this L.A. tradition!
Mishpachah is a dance based on my experiences in a Jewish family in a time of celebration + reflection. Mishpachah is Hebrew for “family” and emphasises the bonds that join family. In the dance, our family revolves around a central figure, played by Linda Berghoff. Linda is a co-teacher from our Dancing Through Parkinson’s program, has Parkinson's herself and is a lovely dancer. She joins 6 Invertigo dancers, and the choreography evokes family dynamics that are both funny + carousing and poignant + tender.
In our piece, we are not celebrating a particular holiday. We are celebrating the concept of family and celebration. Although it is inspired by/seen through a Jewish lens, we hope to convey a warm feeling of familial closeness to which everyone can relate.
The piece is rooted in tradition + our familial roots, but this Mispachah is also looking ever forward, ever onward.
The music by Toby Karlin is a vibrant score influenced by the eastern-European + Sephardic sounds that meld together in traditional Jewish music. Kate Bishop brings her usual flair to the piece as our costume designer.