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Ate9 is thrilled to announce the release of

a film by Danielle Agami!

An Apology follows a man who has lost touch with what matters most — real human connection. As he goes through the motions of furniture shopping, we get a glimpse into his imagination, filled with movement and dance. Danielle Agami's narration tackles emotions that stem from our collective isolation, what it means to be an immigrant artist in America, and highlights the spiritual sacrifices we make when we cling to damaging ideals dictated by modern society. 

Visit to stream 'An Apology' for FREE!

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J O Y!

Ate9 is proud to announce our first album release, the result of an incredible collaboration. JOY was composed by well-established Los Angeles-based cellist studio musician Isaiah Gage, for the original dance piece by our own world-renowned choreographer and artistic director, Danielle Agami and produced by peerless international film score producer Robert Townson. The music transcends earthly bonds to a state of pure JOY.

A Ballet by Danielle Agami
Music Composed and Performed by Isaiah Gage
Produced by Robert Townson
Executive Producers: Lorraine Evanoff and Bruce Straley
Recorded and Mixed by Gabe Burch
Recorded at The Village Studios,

Los Angeles:
Mastered by Patricia Sullivan at

Bernie Grundman Mastering
CD Art Direction: Jim Titus
JOY Photos by Cheryl Mann Del Cuore


Note from the Composer:


"Anchored in the ethos of the strong artistic collaboration I have with Danielle (Agami), I set about composing the score to “Joy” as an exploration towards an unknowable discovery, which suddenly became the discovery in itself. I found much inspiration in the energy that Danielle and the dancers of Ate9 create by using their bodies to communicate an ineffable feeling or emotion, unveiling a connection source separate from any written, spoken, or gestured language.

And finally, I set about trying to create pieces of music which could place the listener in similar somatic states by simply allowing themselves to be present.  I hope you enjoy the soundtrack to “Joy” and that you are able to use this music as another tool in which to choreograph the rhythms of your own world.”

~ Isaiah Gage

Note from the Producer:

"I am so incredibly proud of this new ballet recording released digitally today on Robert Townson Productions. The Los Angeles based Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY premiered a new ballet at The Wallis in November of 2021 called JOY, which I attended with my dear friend Lorraine Evanoff. The dance piece by Danielle Agami featured an original score by cellist/composer Isaiah Gage. I was knocked out by the score, which was performed live during the ballet. Lorraine introduced me to Isaiah after the performance.

Long story short, that first conversation has led to this studio recording of the complete ballet score, recorded with ten different tracks of cello! Congratulations to Isaiah!

Thank you to Danielle and Lorraine and my incredible recording team of recording engineer Gabe Burch, mastering engineer Patricia Sullivan and art director Jim Titus. A very unique project for me."

~ Robert Townson

JOY is available from Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and the usual suspects!

Read more about the album!


Through the healing force of movement and the belief in inclusion, humility and transparency we want to continue dancing and strengthening each other. These are hard and painful days. Dancing keeps us brave and motivated- still brave to think of peace that must come.  



from Ate9


We had the most inspiring visit in JAPAN.
We can't thank you enough, 
and can't wait for the next visit. 


We would love to thank our 
Board of Directors: 
Catharine Soros, Ariel Carpenter, 
Cheryl Mann and Lorraine Evanoff 

And thanks to Setagaya Public Theater, 
Glenn Kotche, Omid Walizadeh, 
and our devoted cast of dancers. 

Thank you all for making the magic happen!


After 11 years of producing art and live performance in Los Angeles, Ate9 is excited to transform into a multidisciplinary, international initiative, offering activities in Israel, Europe and the US. Danielle will be relocating with the mission to expand the scope of inspiration and connect and create with artists from different continents and disciplines. Due to Agami’s relocation we are still finalizing our 2023 schedule of workshops and activities, but we have some exciting ventures in the works. We invite you to stay connected, to follow, collaborate, and join us on this exciting opportunity to expand and build on what we have created these past 11 years.

We would like to deeply thank our supporters, our board of directors, Ate9 artists past and present, and our beautiful community in LA for these past 11 years. We look forward to a continued relationship that expands beyond  and within our continental borders.

Ate9 will be searching for professional dance artists in Europe in the fall of 2023. Stay tuned for audition dates and workshops.


In 2023/4 Ate9 will offer several sponsored workshops to the dance community with the hope to help dancers reconnect with their passion to train, learn and create, despite the harsh economical reality we all face. 

We thank our sponsors and welcome the community to register or join our waiting list - applications are welcome year round. Details below. 

Check our Instagram pages for details. ​​@ATE9_DANCE 

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