Curated by invited guest curators Nick Duran and Ayana Hampton, REDCAT's Fall edition of ambitiously inventive new works and works-in-progress by Los Angeles artists features adventurous performances from Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, Nate Page, Marsian De Lellis, Jil Stein, Gina Young, and Four Clowns.
Based on fragments from Günther Anders’ novel The Molussian Catacomb, written between 1932 and 1936, Nicolas Rey’s captivating nine-part film presents allegorical stories and musings by political prisoners sitting in the pits of an imaginary fascist state called Molussia.
NEA Jazz Master and Legendary Bassist Charlie Haden, who founded the Jazz Studies program at CalArts in 1982, conducts CalArts musicians in compositions from Haden’s groundbreaking Liberation Music Orchestra, a large jazz ensemble that he formed in 1969.
The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts presents its annual Winter Dance Concert. This evening of new dance features works by 2013 Herb Alpert-Award winning choreographer Julia Rhoads and CalArts faculty members Julie Bour and Colin Connor.
For her first major U.S. presentation, A Reading that Writes - a Physical Act II, Amsterdam-based artist Yael Davids develops a new performance together with Los Angeles-based dance artist taisha paggett, which takes place within the gallery installation. Combining movement and text, the performers activate the elements of the installation, manipulating the arrangement of objects—wooden structures, ropes, and large glass panes.
The Encyclopedia of the Spoken Word is a research project exploring the spoken word in all its forms. Since 2007, a group of musicians, poets, directors, visual artists, actors, sociolinguists, and curators, have been collecting all sorts of recordings of words and then indexing them on the website www.encyclopediedelaparole.org according to their particular properties or phenomena such as cadence, chorality, emphasis, saturation or melody.