David Roussève/REALITY

David Roussève/REALITY: Stardust

Los Angeles

“Contradictory, perverse, uplifting—his theater distills the essence of truth, and it is potent.” —The Star Ledger

“Roussève’s work is a call for grace, a cry to reunite with some large universal framework…inspired, ingenious work.”
—Chicago Sun Times


Alpert Award-winning director-choreographer David Roussève's dance-driven works weave storytelling and movement into indelible performances at the intersection of dance and theater. His latest, Stardust, is a coming of age story for the Twitter generation, in which the central character never makes a physical appearance. Present only in unanswered texts projected on multiple screens, a gay African-American teenager reaches out with growing urgency as the dark realities of his life become apparent. On stage the dancing unleashes a full-bodied expression of emotional states that contrast the intimate romanticism of Nat King Cole with the rough edges of original hip-hop inflected music by d. Sabela grimes, while Stardust plays out against Cari Ann Shim Sham*'s immersive video imagery.


RUN TIME: 85 minutes

Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Map

PARKING: $9 event parking in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage off 2nd Street.

Funded in part by The Herb Alpert Foundation and the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Alpert Award in the Arts, a fellowship program that supports innovative practitioners in the fields of dance, film/video, music, theater and visual arts, is administered by CalArts on behalf of The Herb Alpert Foundation.

    New England Foundation for the Arts


Radar L.A. is supported by a grant from ArtPlace America, a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies accelerating creative placemaking across the U.S., the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.



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Date/TimeGM/SWith Pass/CA
TUE 9/24
9:00 pm
WED 9/25
7:00 pm
FRI 9/27
7:00 pm
SAT 9/28
2:00 pm
SUN 9/29
8:30 pm

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ST - Students

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