Guest Blog by Mike the Poet: Dance Door Opens for Compagnie Käfig

My good buddy Mike the Poet comes DTLA to the Music Center and Grand Park this week and a half. We’re in for a treat as this L.A street poet, creative writing teacher, journalist , author represents dynamic contemporary culture . My content just got richer here. Great opening Michael . Much respect ,
El Tigré
#MiLA #LotusLA #dtla #ElTigre

The Music Center

Above the eastern steps of The Music Center, directly across from Grand Park is one of the most iconic sculptures of both Downtown Los Angeles and the city itself. “Dance Door,” is the bronze frame and doorway sculpture originally created by the celebrated late sculptor Robert Graham in 1978. As writer Michael Several wrote in 1998, “The work consists of three sections: small fragments of dancing figures appear in relief in the bottom half; larger fragments of dancers in relief in the next quarter; and a cutout frieze of silhouetted dancing figures on the top.” This elegant artwork frames City Hall on the eastern horizon and has been the site of countless photos for over a generation of Angelenos.

“Dance Door,” is a meaningful sculpture for many reasons. The most obvious is that its’ beauty pays tribute to the many dance events that The Music Center hosts every year. The…

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