REDCAT raises the stakes in 2017 with a bold international program of daring and provocative artists who confront the most vital issues of our time with intelligent, memorable experiences you won’t soon forget.
Virtuosic movement is experienced through heightened new dimensions in this daring collaboration between two former Merce Cunningham dancers and an iconic filmmaker expanding the corporeal and digital realms.
Noted journalists and writers Cooper, Scheer and Weissman in a panel discussion. The program is the final in a series of events presented in conjunction with the gallery’s exhibition The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War, which is presented as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
Continuing the worldwide musical celebration of Lou Harrison’s centennial, this diverse program presents a rare opportunity to hear a survey of works by the ebullient composer known for his fearless blending of Eastern and Western sounds.
REDCAT’s quarterly program of new works and works-in-progress highlights new forms of dance, theater, music and multimedia performance in a wide-ranging evening that celebrates the vitality of L.A.’s next-generation artists making work for the stage.
Noted journalists and writers Marc Cooper, Robert Scheer and Suzi Weissman in the panel discussion Media & Democracy: From the Vietnam War to the Consolidation of “Alternative Facts” in the Digital Era. The program is the final in a series of events presented in conjunction with the gallery’s exhibition The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War, which is presented as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
REDCAT is a home for diverse artists and audiences who are interested in pushing the evolution of contemporary culture, and discovering new art forms for our complex and volatile world.
“Art is a mediator of the unspeakable,” wrote Goethe. Artists can open the mind and soul to help us comprehend beauty as well as atrocity; vibrancy as well as anguish. Many artists at REDCAT this fall are finding creative and profound ways to do both.
In the gallery, more than 20 Iranian artists explore complex social issues, while using the rich cultural significance and beauty of flowers as a starting point. In the theater, Dutch art collective Hotel Modern, who came to REDCAT in 2015 with an astonishing performance addressing the horror of WWI, return with an acclaimed and meticulous piece commemorating the worst atrocities of WWII; choreographer David Rousséve celebrates the life of composer Billy Strayhorn, who was a gay, African-American activist more than 60 years ago, and wrote some of Duke Ellington’s most famous music; wryly funny German/UK ensemble Gob Squad works with local performers to probe definitions of “beauty” and the grace of aging; the bi-coastal trio My Barbarian finds a way to confront economic injustice while making us laugh heartily and tap our toes to their band; and Brazilian director Christiane Jatahy merges cinema and theater to re-imagine the themes of anguish, hope and love in Chekhov’s Three Sisters.
There is much more—ranging from adventurous music and multi-media events, to groundbreaking film and video programs. These are events you’ll want to experience, not just hear about.
We hope to see you here, Mark Murphy The Steven D. Lavine Executive Director of REDCAT