Studio: Winter 2011
Studio: Winter 2011
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 Sheetal Gandhi and Tina Kronis, and features the following six original works:
BEATRIX*JAR: B. LUXX & J. STARR
Circuit-bending artists Bianca Pettis and Jacob Aaron Roske search for the starting point of the story of their creative life, their romantic partnership and their DIY aesthetic, sifting through fictions as they generate a sonic tale of self-invention.
PAUL FRASER: BEDLAM
For his three-movement composition, Paul Fraser uses aluminum foil to modify the instruments of six vocalists, three percussionists, a brass quartet, a violin and contrabass, eliciting a unique experimental timbre from an incurably insane ensemble.
MARCUS KUILAND-NAZARIO: DRIFT
Wrapped under covers of bedding, performance artist Marcus Kuiland-Nazario delves into sleeping habits and the search for comfort in his interactive work set to an electronic score by Aaron Drake and staged with projected photographs by Martin Cox.
EMILY MAST: WE PLAY NOTHING
Visual artist Emily Mast directs a distillation of Peter Handke’s 1966 anti-play Offending the Audience, performed here by seven children between the ages of six and twelve who deliver a matter-of-fact text that questions the very nature of performance.
TIFFANY STACEY: FATA MORGANA
Accompanied by a live improvised score, eight dancers continually create and break choreographic structures in Tiffany Stacey’s new dance, adding and subtracting bodies to invoke misleading impressions and to destabilize perceptions.
KRISTINA WONG: CAT LADY (EXCERPTS)
Pickup artists meet cat pee in Kristina Wong’s latest work-in-development, directed by Shawn Sides, in which she examines unexpected parallels in the “scripts” of two very different kinds of artists—the lonely solo performer and fast-talking male seducer.
Funded in part by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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G - General Audience
M - REDCAT Members
ST - Students
CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff