Hailed by critics around the world as a major theatrical event of historic proportions, Gatz is a bravura feat celebrated for its singular and dazzling literary alchemy. Gatz is not a retelling of the The Great Gatsby, but a revelatory, seven-hour enactment of experiencing the novel, as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American masterpiece is delivered word for word, brought to life with absolutely startling dramatic effect by a cast of 13.
Transposing the intellectual power and emotional energy of MacArthur genius Anne Carson’s poetry to the stage, Bouchard’s electronic score incorporates live voice, trumpet, trombone, accordion and piano—parts robustly performed by Bellows and Brass under the direction of Keith Turnbull.
A restaging of Twyla Tharp’s alluring Torelli is the centerpiece of this year’s concert from The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts. Tharp’s 1971 ensemble piece shares the program with new works choreographed by CalArts faculty Laurence Blake and Andre Tyson.
The third in a trilogy of recent animated works, Raspberry Poser is New York-based artist Jordan Wolfson’s most ambitious synthesis of digital video, computer-generated imagery (CGI) and hand-drawn animation.