Artists from around the world and across genres of dance, theater, jazz, classical music, popular music and more are represented.
When the Harris Center opened three years ago, it set out on an artistic journey, said
"Each season is a leg on the journey, and there's a great deal of balancing going on in its planning," he said.
National touring productions of
World dance presentations include Ballet FolklÓrico de MÉxico de Amalia HernÁndez, Tango Buenos Aires and Trinity Irish Dancers. Visiting companies will include
"The intent is to enrich people's lives by providing opportunities to experience artistic work and celebrate cultural traditions from around the world," said Pier.
Among the special presentations are L.A. Theatre Works' "In The Heat of The Night," which dramatizes the civil rights-era drama as a radio production. Saxophonist
Jazz artists include the all-star band the Cookers, with
There will be country music from
"An effort is made to meet people where they are, and then move them in some way," Pier said.
"Some work is intended for pure aesthetic pleasure, other as a celebration of our shared humanity," he continued. "Yet other work is intended to make us think and reflect -- about ourselves and our relationships to the world we live in. Generally, we look for some degree of excellence in the artistry."
The Harris Center is at
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