The musical worldview of the composer and pianist Courtney Bryan is both deeply rooted and sweepingly expansive. She draws upon an array of traditional and experimental traditions: gospel, jazz, spirituals, and more.
Artist/filmmaker Sharon Lockhart returns to REDCAT with two films shot in Poland. Podwórka (31 min, 2009) is an exploration of the real and imaginary playgrounds children inhabit in the courtyards of Łódz.
As a conjurer of imaginary, semi-abstract worlds that are uncannily rooted in our physical reality, Belgian artist Anouk de Clercq has forged a unique cinematic language that explores the unstable outer boundaries of human vision.
Nine New Contemporary Performance Projects Given Residency Support to Premiere at the 16th Annual New Original Works Festival
REDCAT's Annual New Original Works Festival transforms REDCAT into a summer laboratory premiering new contemporary dance, theater, music and multimedia performances. This year's festival launches nine new works by Los Angeles emerging and mid-career artists who are re-defining the boundaries of contemporary performance to invent hybrid artistic disciplines, re-imagine traditions and confront urgent issues. All artistic teams receive free rehearsal space, technical support, and artist fees.
Each of the three weekends features a triple bill of three premieres in a shared evening. Each program is premiered on Thursday evening and repeated Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 pm.