Studio: Spring 2010

Studio: Spring 2010

The ongoing series for new works and works-in-progress offers adventurous audiences the opportunity to experience original, ambitiously offbeat performances by an interdisciplinary mix of experimental Los Angeles artists. This edition of Studio was curated with guest curators Neil Greenberg and Alexandro Segade, and features the following six original works:

 

GREGORY BARNETT / DANCEGOOD.DAMNIT!!!: TAKE ME PRESLEY
In a suite of solos set to the songs of country legend Skeeter Davis, three lip-synching housewives construct and erode their mythically perfected drag personas as they search for salvation from their love-bruised purgatory.

 

ERIC LINDLEY / EMILY MENDELSOHN / SHANNON SCROFANO: THE ACCUMULATIVE YEARS
The collaborative team of a songwriter, designer and playwright use projected and sung text, images of mundane objects, and simple acts of daily survival to conjure a moving and opaque portrait of unspeakable loss.

 

SARAH PAUL OCAMPO / ADVANCED BEGINNER: RABBIT, RABBIT, ON THE FIRST
Dark notions and folksy superstitions are at the heart of this new work of music theater that draws wryly on old wives’ tales while assembling found objects, traditional instruments and sweet vocals into a beyond-the-ordinary song cycle.

 

KATHY CARBONE & VINNY GOLIA: THE NAME FOR THIS PLACE
Through a fully improvised interplay of dance and music, dancer/performer Kathy Carbone and composer/multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia engage in an exquisite dialogue in space and time, movement and sound.

 

TODD GRAY & MAX KING CAP: CALIBAN IN THE MIRROR
Todd Gray, the artist who served for several years as Michael Jackson’s personal photographer, examines Black masculinity from both sides of the lens—and photography as a strategy of self-effacement. With live spoken word by Max King Cap. 

 

CYNTHIA LEE & SHYAMALA MOORTY / POST NATYAM COLLECTIVE: NOT TWO NOT ONE
Melding and shifting between the idioms of classical North Indian kathak dance and contact improvisation, and set to an original score by composer Paul Livingstone, this duet uses fluidity and friction to articulate the uncertain boundaries of the self. 

 


Studio is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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SUN 4/11
8:30 pm
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MON 4/12
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