In West LA…UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Pam Tanowitz/Brice Marden/Kaija Saariaho’s Four Quartets on Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16, at Royce Hall (10745 Dickson Court, LA, 90095) at 3pm. Read a review by one of our staff writers HERE.

Based on T.S. Eliot’s poems Four Quartets, the choreographer Pam Tanowitz along with painter Brice Marden and composer Kaija Saariaho have created a sublime new dance work.

UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance

The poems are read aloud by actress Kathleen Chalfant while the choreography builds the outer framework and the new score by Saariaho (performed by The Knights) accentuates the connotation of the words. Marden’s work is in the form of four paintings that comprise the scenic design by Clifton Taylor. The 10 dancers perform together in solos and duets wearing billowing pale green and off-white costumes by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung.

This is Tanowitz’s second season in a row with CAP UCLA, but this time with a piece featuring her own choreography: last April she danced as part of the Merce Cunningham centennial event Night of 100 Solos.

Tanowitz has a reputation for fine footwork, but she has surpassed even herself with the choreography for Four Quartets. Unlike other choreographers, her exploration of dance-making is made with an unflinchingly post-modern treatment of the classical dance vocabulary. Tanowitz’s credits and accolades are extensive, her latest came in May of 2019 when she received an Herb Alpert Award in the Arts.

Admission starts at $28; Call 310-825-2101, go to Royce Hall box office, or visit

What: Four Quartets
Where: Royce Hall, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, LA, 90095
When: Saturday, Feb 15, 2020: 8pm; Sunday, Feb 16, 2020: 3pm;
Phone: 310-825-2101