Ligia Lewis: minor matter

Ligia Lewis: minor matter

Dominican Republic

"A beautiful, blistering trio…“minor matter” tapped into a place of generous and generative rage."  - New York Times

"Lewis’s work offers a kind of oblique blueprint for how joy, hope, anger, and despair are all always the case, using the paradigmatic fact of blackness." - 4Columns 

Presented as part of Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA

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Dominican-born and Berlin-based choreographer Ligia Lewis and performers Jonathan Gonzalez and Tiran Willemse engage in a complicated entanglement with the black box and themselves. Between light and shadow, reference and imagination, affect and embodiment, questions of re-presentation, presentation, abstraction and the limits of signification emerge. In minor matter, sound travels across musical epochs to arrive at the poetics of the intimate present. Through a dynamic interplay of the theater's parts —sound, light, image, and architecture—minor matter gives life to a vibrant materiality.

WINNER - 2017 Bessie Award!

Selected as "Best Dance of 2017" by the New York Times 

January 12-13, 8 pm
January 14, 6pm

631 W. 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012




Presentado como parte del Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA

Ligia Lewis, coreógrafa dominicana radicada en Berlín, junto a los artistas Jonathan Gonzalez y Tiram Willemse, establece un complejo juego de entrelazamiento con la caja negra. Desde la puesta en tensión de luces y sombras, referencialidad e imaginación, afecto y corporalidad se interrogan cuestiones como re-presentación y presentación, abstracción y los límites de la significación. El sonido atraviesa, en la pieza, distintos períodos musicales hasta llegar a la poética del presente íntimo. A través de una interacción dinámica entre los elementos teatrales -sonido, luz, imagen y arquitectura- minor matter da vida a una materialidad vibrante.


12-13 de enero, 8 pm
14 de enero, 6pm

631 W. 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012

Presented as part of the Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA, organized by REDCAT and supported by a major grant from the Getty Foundation. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Associated Images: 

FRI 1/12
8:00 pm
SAT 1/13
8:00 pm
SUN 1/14
6:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff