Studio: Fall 2010
Studio: Fall 2010
The ongoing series for new works and works-in-progress offers adventurous audiences the opportunity to experience original, ambitiously offbeat performances by an interdisciplinary mix of experimental Los Angeles artists. This edition of Studio was curated with guest curators Mira Kingsley and Alexandro Segade, and features the following six original works:
KRISTIN ERICKSON: SKEEZY STREET
In a fragrant, fragmented attempt to do too much with way too little, composer Kristin Erickson (a.k.a. Kevin Blechdom) teams up with Jim Merson, Cristina Bercovitz, Michelle Sargent and Daisuke Tsujito, suck the detritus from Los Angeles dumpsters and spit it into a wildly constructed, gastro-sexual mixture of theater and song.
MARINA MAGALHÃES: TALK BACK: CRÔNICAS OF POWER
Rhythmic and stylistic elements of carnaval, forró and samba inspire and infuse Brazilian-born choreographer Marina Magalhães' playfully critical exploration of power, struggle and Brazilian and American performance practices, set to the music of Caetano Veloso and Forró in the Dark.
PRUMSODUN OK WITH LAWRENCE MCEVOY, ARCHIE CAREY AND ODEYA NINI: LOVE ME RACHANA
Recasting the choreographic phrases and gestures of the classical Cambodian dance drama Roeung Preah Sang, Prumsodun Ok and his collaborators craft a sonically lush reinterpretation of the story of Rachana, whose transgressive romance points toward the universal human capacity for love.
PERES OWINO: CUT
Kenyan-born author-performer Peres Owino looms over her concise new play as an elder tribeswoman, silently manipulating the youthful banter of two adolescent girls as they enthusiastically share gossip about family, friends and especially boys, on the eve of a ceremony which will thrust them into womanhood.
DAVID POZNANTER: YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES
Cleverly combining circus, dance and storytelling, David Poznanter's interdisciplinary performance recounts the life of a young marine from Texas while it inverts the traditions of spectacle—infusing highly virtuosic "tricks" with a gestural language through which the size and danger of decisions emerge.
ANNA BEATRICE SCOTT: SACKED
Cybernetic afrofuturist Anna B. Scott layers recorded text on the American rush for oil with a ritualized exploration of petroleum, household objects, and domestic emotions that evokes a range of powerful images of oil-slicked animals, traditional Egugun masking and a culture drowning in excess.
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