The Ford Blog

A new mural between Traction and E. 4th Street on S. Hewitt

Ford on the Road Neighborhood Guide: DTLA Arts District

July 14, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Summer is officially here and Ford on the Road is sizzlin’! Our next destination is the Downtown LA Arts District for Outfest‘s closing night on Sunday July 19.
Outfest - The New Girlfriend

Outfest Offers Moviegoers a Summer Date with Ozon's "New Girlfriend"

July 07, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
François Ozon certainly knows how to provoke. That hardly makes him unique among filmmakers, and it doesn’t entirely explain why I so look forward to each of his movies.

Ford Construction Update #2: A Photo Tour

June 23, 2015 | Renovations
We thought you might be wondering what’s been going on in Ford construction land for the last few months, so we took a little break from our road trip to get an on-the-ground tour with Production Manager Arthur Trowbridge! Grab your hardhat, here we go!
The majestic architecture of Plaza Mexico

Ford on the Road Neighborhood Guide: Lynwood

June 09, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Ford on the Road’s next stop is the Lynwood Performing Arts Center where Grandeza Mexicana Dance Academy (GMDA) will debut Un Gran Atardecer, a tribute to Mexico’s vibrant regions of Chiapas, Veracruz and Jalisco!

Grandeza Mexicana: Evolving Traditions

June 02, 2015
I show up at the address I’ve been given for Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company and I’m a bit confused: it appears to be a residential house. Surely I’ve got the wrong address, I think, and I call my contact. But when she emerges, we head straight into the house.
Viver Brasil

Viver Brasil’s World Premiere Gives Peace a Chance

May 26, 2015
It’s a potent synchronicity: A Dalai Lama quote hangs just outside the LA rehearsal space where dance troupe Viver Brasil has been fine-tuning its new work, one that centers on peace as an attainable goal. 
Jane's Addiction

Rock’s Brightest Stars at the Ford

May 20, 2015
Ever since legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky launched their landmark concert series at the Ford in 1961, the Ford Theatres has been known as the place to experience world-class performances in a serene, outdoor setting.

Ford on the Road: Versa-Style Sneak Peek

May 15, 2015
I hear a beat drop and then the rhythm of swaggering, but precise steps. I see feet perfectly in unison and faces, starkly individual, but unified in concentration and joy. I’m watching a rehearsal for this weekend’s Versa-Style Ten Year Anniversary Festival in East LA – the first Ford on the Road performance – and it is riveting.