Initiated and funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation and administered by California Institute of the Arts since 1994, the Alpert Award in the Arts provides unrestricted annual prizes to five mid-career artists working in the fields of dance, film/video, music, theatre and the visual arts.
REDCAT presentations of work by Alpert Award recipients are made possible in part through the generous support of the foundation. Alpert Award artists featured at REDCAT include Paul Chan, Rinde Eckert, Pat Graney, Carl Hancock Rux, Vijay Iyer, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Anne LeBaron, Ralph Lemon, Victoria Marks, Bill Morrison, René Tajima-Peña and Walid Raad, among others.
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.