Studio: Spring 2017
Studio: Spring 2017
REDCAT's Studio series is an ongoing, interdisciplinary program featuring informal new performance works and works-in-progress. This edition of Studio is programmed by guest curators Christine Marie and Wilfried Souly and features a glimpse at projects by Los Angeles artists, including:
MEG WOLFE / MYRRHIA JADE / GENEVA SKEEN: HEX HUM
Choreographer Meg Wolfe joins forces with dancer Myrrhia Jade for this new duet set to an enveloping score by Geneva Skeen. Hex Hum uses expansive movement laced with quiet detail to focus on dance as objectification, representation, and energetic transformation.
BRIGHT WHISTLES: WINTER BRIGHTS PRINTED WHISTLES
Percussion instruments, saxophone, and synthesizers become parts of an interactive, self-made video game, when the audience is invited to interact with vital music collective Bright Whistles. Together, you playfully influence the game-playing and the game directly generates the music.
BETHANY WARD-LAWE: WHO WILL SURVIVE IN AMERICA
A contemporary burlesque artist and a descendent of Black Panther activists, Bethany Ward-Lawe enhances this new work with a collage of urgent visual imagery, ranging from Klan rallies, lynchings, and the epidemic of black men shot by police. The sound score highlights Jeff Buckley, Kanye West and Gil Scott-Heron.
SEBASTIAN HERNANDEZ: AFTER ENTERING EXITS
Drawing on feminist and queer theory, brownness, and notions of collectivity, performance artist Sebastian Hernandez’s new solo work After Entering Exits harnesses personal written text, voguing, and live actions that interrogate Mexican and Chicano narratives and reclaim a contemporary queer body.
MIHWA KOO AND ANI JAVIAN: IN BETWEEN
LA-based Mihwa Koo and Ohio-based Ani Javian’s, In Between, engages in a physical conversation that examines and disrupts the solo and duet forms. The work places one dancer in space and one dancer on the screen. Through this relationship between projected and present, it investigates dualism as a means to uncover dual identities.
ABAGAIL FRITZ: UNBROKEN LINK
The human relationship to water is a starting point for this solo by choreographer Abagail Fritz, who is inspired by the work of photographer Edward Burtynsky and scientist Masaru Emoto. She blends contemporary and traditional African dance forms to celebrate the unifying nature of the water connecting cultures and people.
Funded in part with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
G - General Audience
M - REDCAT Members
ST - Students
CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff