NOW 2022: Week Two

NOW 2022: Week Two

"The odds of seeing something amazing are pretty good."
Los Angeles Magazine

The 19th Annual New Original Works Festival continues with a program of works by Jay Carlon with Micaela Tobin, Joe Diebes, and Stephanie Zaletel | szalt. 

Jay Carlon with Micaela Tobin: Novena

Derived from Bisaya ritwals for grieving and healing, Novena is a meditative performance that wrestles to confront and transmute suffering into vulnerability, joy, and acceptance. Choreographer/dancer Jay Carlon and composer/sound artist Micaela Tobin unearth and reimagine the Filipinx experience toward queer futurity and collaborate to strengthen, connect, and reinvoke the delicate and intimate web of Filipinx precolonial expressions. 

Joe Diebes: ENG

Mixing sound, visual media, and voice in multifarious ways, ENG is an experimental opera structured around a newscast format. ENG confronts the American media’s ‘voice of authority’ in relation to overseas cultures, particularly in the Middle East. The familiar rhythms and rhetoric of newscaster-speak will be musicalized and mangled, redirected and held accountable for the ideological veil it often is. Featuring performers Christina Campanella and John Rose, the sung-spoken words are accompanied by projections and a hypnotic electronic score composed by Joe Diebes.

Stephanie Zaletel | szalt: 5 basic movements (vagus excerpt)

Choreographer and dance artist Stephanie Zaletel’s 5 basic movements (vagus excerpt) engages with the foundational sensorimotor actions - reach, grab, push, pull, yield - as the basis for performers to investigate intuitive choreography, body language, and the relational dynamics of our nervous systems. Set to lectures and interviews of Jungian Psychoanalyst and dream-tender Marion Woodman, as well as live singing, sounding, bells, and harp, 5 basic movements (vagus excerpt) is a dance forward, poetic, non-linear, and symbolic work imagining feminine consciousness and matriarchal logic as an option for how our bodies can move forward and through uncertainty.

All three works will be presented each night. 

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THU 8/25
8:30 pm
FRI 8/26
8:30 pm
SAT 8/27
8:30 pm

Approx. 105 minutes with an intermission

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G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff