The Ford's 2013 season has a culturally diverse, eclectic line-up that includes music, dance, theatre and film events. The season opens June 7 and runs through October 12.
To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Ford Theatres Partnership Program, the L.A. County Arts Commission presents the inaugural Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series. With support provided by L.A. County Zev Yaroslavsky, the Signature Series kicks off on June 9 with Tony Award®-winner Mandy Patinkin in concert with the Pasadena POPS. The evening will dazzle with this musical adaption of popular song and Broadway classics. On August 10, Lula Washington Dance Theatre joins Complexions Contemporary Ballet featuring Los Angeles premieres and audience favorites.
The season opens on June 7, 2013 with Illuminated Manuscript by Antics, one of three hip-hop events taking place this summer. Other highlights include the Ford return of Viver Brasil Dance Company, with a world premiere piece entitled Intersections / Ajê celebrating the Afro-Brazilian dance company's 15th anniversary, and the Fountain Theatre, with their popular Forever Flamenco featuring a special tribute to co-founder Deborah Lawlor.
Colibri Entertainment honors Freddy Fender's musical influence with ¡Viva La Tradición! A Tribute to Freddy Fender, featuring The Texmaniacs, Flaco Jimenez, Rick Treviño and other guests. New to the Ford this year is Leimert Park's World Stage Performance Gallery, bringing Jazz Masters: A Tribute to Kenny Burrell; ROCK OUT! for Jail Guitar Doors with MC5 lead guitarist Wayne Kramer and friends; and MARA, the masterMIND behind it all..., an evening of Indian dance theatre performed to a mix of Indian classical music and jazz presented by the Shakti Dance Company.
Big!World!Fun! family series offers music and dance appropriate for children ages 4 to 12 and is presented on Saturday mornings in July and August in the shaded outdoor amphitheatre. Children are admitted FREE and adults pay $5. J.A.M. Sessions is a FREE interactive music and dance series that takes place on Monday evenings. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.
We hope you find yourself at the Ford this summer!