NOW Festival 2017: Week Three

New Original Works Festival 2017:   Week Three

Gina Young, Luis Lara Malvacías/Jeremy Nelson, Timur and the Dime Museum

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Note: All three works presented each night.

The 14th Annual New Original Works Festival closes with works by Luis Lara Malvacías and Jeremy Nelson, Gina Young and Timur and The Dime Museum.

Luis Lara Malvacías and Jeremy Nelson: C

In movement rich with playful rhythmic juxtapositions, Luis Lara Malvacías and Jeremy Nelson navigate a domestic environment, evoked by furniture and décor, in their collaboration C. Video imagery on multiple surfaces enhances this astute exploration of time—the latest in a series of highly structured improvisational duets they are creating—one for each letter of the alphabet: A to Z. 


BUTCH BALLET is writer and director Gina Young’s love letter to female masculinity. A series of private moments and pedestrian “dances” for a cast of butch, gender nonconforming and nonbinary performers (with no actual ballet involved!), BUTCH BALLET is a movement-theater piece of minimalist vignettes tackling softness and hardness, otherness and belonging, love and desire, butch iconography and of course... swimwear. 

WATCH Gina Young discuss BUTCH BALLET at NOW Fest 2017 

Timur and The Dime Museum: Artaud in the Black Lodge

Artaud in the Black Lodge explores the imagined psychic connections between Antonin Artaud, William S. Burroughs and David Lynch. Drawing from the worlds of heavy metal and electronica, composer David T. Little collaborates with librettist/poet Anne Waldman, Isaura String Quartet, director Lydia Steier and operatic rock band Timur and The Dime Museum. Produced by Beth Morrison Projects.

WATCH Timur Bekbosunov discuss Artaud in the Black Lodge at NOW Fest

Return to NOW 2017

The New Original Works Festival is made possible by generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rosenfeld Fund for Special Projects, and REDCAT Circle donors.

Associated Images: 

THU 8/10
8:30 pm
FRI 8/11
8:30 pm
SAT 8/12
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff