Chris Cochrane, Dennis Cooper and Ishmael Houston-Jones

Chris Cochrane, Dennis Cooper and Ishmael Houston-Jones 
THEM

“Works this good—this necessary—don’t come around very often.” —The New York Times

“Unabashedly gay and gritty... A cathartic restaging.” —Artforum

West Coast premiere
The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series

This powerful re-staging of THEM, an incendiary work of dance theater that premiered in 1986, won a coveted Bessie Award last year for “bringing an intensely visceral exploration of male identity in the time of AIDS to life with beauty, power, conviction and passion.” Conceived and directed by choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones with writer Dennis Cooper and composer Chris Cochrane, THEM takes an unblinking look at the lives of young gay men in a harrowing, uncertain time. The original collaborators are joined onstage by six young male performers, amplifying themes of youth and survival, while transmitting a legacy of loss with ferocious energy and unforgettable imagery. Propelled by Cochrane’s hard-driving live score and Cooper’s ever-provocative texts, the dancers take to the action with menacing force.

Funded in part with generous support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. For more information, visit npnweb.org.

National Performance Network

Associated Images: 

Share/Save Share This
Date/TimeGM/STCA
THU 11/15
8:30 pm
$20$16$10
FRI 11/16
8:30 pm
$20$16$10
SAT 11/17
8:30 pm
$25$20$12
SUN 11/18
7:00 pm
$25$20$12

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff