Studio: Spring 2009
Studio: Spring 2009
The latest installment of REDCAT's quarterly series of new work and works-in-progress features dance, music, theater, puppetry, performance art and multimedia works by Los Angeles area artists. The Spring 2009 edition of Studio was curated by Chi-wang Yang and Anna B. Scott, and includes the following six original works:
ARIANNE MACBEAN/THE BIG SHOW CO.: ORBITS
Performed by Genevieve Carson and Brad Culver, this bittersweet dance duet charts the forces of desire that draw people closer and the failures of communication that hold them apart.
BETHANY WARD-LAWE: COLOR ME PURPLE
Centered on the boundary-blurring sexual appeal of recording artist Prince, Color Me Purple mixes elements of contemporary dance, burlesque, drag and video to examine art and the art of arousal.
JASMINE ORPILLA & CO.: ANNAY PUSO - HOW TO PRESERVE A DYING TRADITION, PT. 1
Singing in the regional Filipino tradition of tapat, Orpilla's Annay Puso (My Heart is in Pain) is both a powerful vocalization of a male suitor's courtship and a haunting homage to a vanishing form.
L'ESPRIT D'AFRIQUE: AXE URBANO
With exuberant energy and inspiring skill, this Pan-African music and dance ensemble celebrates the common roots and distinctive fruits of African diaspora cultures in the U.S., Cuba and Brazil.
MARSIAN & COMPANY: BRIDE OF WILDENSTEIN - THE MUSICAL
In a toy theater-inspired musical extravaganza, performer and puppeteer Marsian De Lellis delves into the tabloid headlines to invent a present-day tale of dramatic desire and radical reconfiguration.
PEGGY JO PABUSTAN & SASHA GRANSJEAN: PERFORMANCE ART FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
As personable Life Coaches, Peggy Jo & Sasha demonstrate role playing techniques for more authentic living that rapidly evolve from empowering to violent to degrading in this funny and disturbing work.
Studio is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
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G - General Audience
M - REDCAT Members
ST - Students
CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff