Emmy Award-winning choreographer Debbie Allan’s multimedia show, “Freeze Frame” uses a fusion of dance, music, film and theater to start a dialogue about violence in America. Art allows us to see things we tend to look away from, and the show doesn’t pull punches as it portrays Institutions like the Church and the Police juxtaposed with the raw reality of gangs, poverty, violence, and drugs.
Original music by Stevie Wonder, James Ingram, Ricky Minor, Arturo Sandoval, and Thump provides the rhythm for the “dance-driven narrative that will reframe the conversation about violence in America.” Debbie Allen wrote, directed and choreographed the show. She also appears onstage in several roles. There will only be four performances at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
There will also be a gala benefit performance on Thursday, February 4th, followed by a panel as part of Maria Schriver’s Architects of Change series. For tickets to the $500 gala, call 310-202-1711. All monies raised will go to Debbie Allen’s nonprofit Dance Academy. Gala performance on the 4th starts at 5:30.
Tickets for Freeze Frame run between $39 and $99. Buy tickets here. Showtimes: Friday 5th at 8pm. Saturday February 6th at 3pm & 8pm. Sunday, February 7th 12 noon.