4 World Premieres
4 Choreographers
4 Nights Only + an extension of 3 more performances!

After debuting a successful run of the evening-length work FAM, LA Contemporary Dance Company presents FORCE MAJEURE, featuring new works by some of the most vibrant and up and coming choreographers in the dance world, spanning from Los Angeles to New York:  Genevieve Carson, Christian Denice, Gregory Dolbashian, and Micaela Taylor.

Set in the intimate environment of Atwater Village Theatre, don't miss this opportunity to witness the raw energy, nuance, and unique attributes of the dancers up close as they tackle the distinct movement vocabularies of each choreographer.


Gregory Dolbashian is Artistic Director of The DASH Ensemble in New York.  Born and raised in New York City, he received his dance training as a fellowship scholarship student at the Alvin Ailey School and then graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase dance conservatory where he studied composition with Kazuko Hirabayashi. Since then, he has gone on to perform with Patrick Corbin, Nelly van Bommel, Sylvain Emard, and The Chicago Ballet, received commissions from Atlanta Ballet, TU Dance in Minnesota, Northwest Dance Project, CityDance Ensemble, and was the resident choreographer for CorbinDances and Chicago Ballet.  He created a rich and full-bodied quartet for LACDC during a condensed rehearsal process in July.  

Micaela Taylor is Artistic Director of The TL Collective.  Raised in Los Angeles, she trained at Marat Daukayev School of Ballet and Los Angeles County High School of the Arts before earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts.  Micaela has worked and performed with BODYTRAFFIC, Ate9 Dance Company, Camille A. Brown, Zoe Scofield, The Pendleton House, Anna Connor & Co, and Kate Wallich.

Christian Denice, an LA native, is a freelance choreographer who has set works on Odyssey Dance Theatre, Odyssey II, Expansions Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, LEVELdance Chicago, and a collaborative work for DanceWorks Chicago and Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan.  He has worked and performed with Odyssey Dance Theatre, River North Dance Chicago (Sidra Bell, Robert Battle, Lauri Stallings), Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal (Barak Marshall, Wen Wei Wang), Montgomery Ballet, Greensboro Ballet, and Company E. 


Christian Beasley, Genevieve Carson, Hyosun Choi, Nicholas Heitzberg, Tess Hewlett, Andrew Pearson, JM. Rodriguez, Ryan Ruiz, Drea Sobke, Tiffany Sweat, Angel Tyson

Guest Artists: Kate Coleman & Ashlee Merritt

We look forward to sharing the work from Artistic Director Genevieve Carson and our Guest Choreographers this November!


$25 General Admission
$20 Student or Under 18 (with ID)


Atwater Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA