Studio: Fall 09
Studio: Fall 09
The latest edition of REDCAT's ongoing series focuses on new work and works-in-progress in dance, theater, multi-media and music by Los Angeles area artists. This edition of Studio was curated by choreographer Neil Greenberg and director Chi-wang Yang, and includes the following six original works:
RAE SHAO-LAN BLUM: SYSTEMS OF US
Shaped by looping and loose dancing exquisitely performed by Erin Beneze and Amada Furches, this formally intricate duet by Rae Shao-Lan Blum cycles through intimate sequences, phased gestures and beautifully synchronized interdependence.
THE LIPPYLU’S: KITCHEN WINDOW
This raw multimedia musical cabaret uses potent imagery, revved-up performances and hand-crafted props to stage a first-time encounter between an institutionalized woman and the son she was forced to abandon at birth.
PRUMSODUN OK: ROBAM LOM AROM
A virtuosic dancer and contemplative filmmaker, Prumsodun Ok recasts the serpentine vocabulary of classical Cambodian dance and layers it with filmic images of longing to navigate the ambiguous terrain between spirit and form.
ARMEN RA: METAL (AN EXCERPT)
Masterful thereminist Armen Ra performs a haunting tribute to famed opera diva Maria Callas, projecting manipulated stock footage from her 1958 Paris Opera debut as he conjures the vocal melodies from her legendary repertoire.
UEM WITH JASMINE ORPILLA: THE TYPHOON, THE ROPE AND THE SLIPPERS
Backed by tiger gongs, circuit-bent toys, wind instruments and fluttering newspapers, singer Jasmine Orpilla turns journalistic reporting into harrowing vocals in UEM's gripping three-movement song cycle based on true events.
KENDRA WARE AND BILLY MARK: SCRATCHER
Collaborators Kendra Ware and Bill Mark construct a Hip Hop-Butoh performance language that warps the physicality, rhythms and idolatry of Hip Hop culture to offer a distilled journey from the periphery to the spotlight to ritualized deification.
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