NOW 2019: Week One

New Original Works Festival 2019: Week One

Sola Bamis; zach dorn and Danielle Dahl; Katherine Helen Fisher and Andrew Ondrejcak

"This is the festival that keeps weird, live performance relevant, dangerous and alive." —KPCC

The 16th Annual New Original Works Festival kicks off with a program of works by Sola Bamis; zach dorn and Danielle Dahl; Katherine Helen Fisher and Andrew Ondrejcak. 

Sola BamisThe Tutorial Part II: The White Tears Tea Steam

Performance artist Sola Bamis presents The Tutorial Part II: The White Tears Tea Steam, a continuation of her revolutionary skincare routine and digital litany for Womanist survival. Mixing infamous tweets, personal videos, and original text, Bamis introduces her new digital alter ego @racheldolezall, who provides insight to the makings of a Strong Black Woman—delivering a 28-day regimen for improved complexion, an explosive critique of Hollywood colorism, and a vital prescription for blk women’s self-love and expression.

zach dorn and Danielle DahlSponge Hollow

Visual and performing artist zach dorn artfully manipulates a table-top platform filled with elaborate cardboard dioramas and a Lionel train set in Sponge Hollow, a multimedia live-action graphic novel. Accompanied by composer Danielle Dahl, live projected video seamlessly invites audiences to venture into a Florida swamp and witness the destruction of a tourist-ridden town from the window of the moving O-scale train. Along the way, we encounter the world’s largest sponge and a man obsessed with the television drama Gilmore Girls.

Katherine Helen Fisher and Andrew Ondrejcak:The Muses

Pulsating to the imagistic nature of Helado Negro’s cosmic synth-folk sounds, choreographer Katherine Helen Fisher’s new work The Muses renders a suite of lush and riotous dances that conjures a communal space in celebration of the divine feminine. The Muses combines visuals by inventive artist Andrew Ondrejcak, whose works link historical art objects with contemporary iconography, often with a queer perspective on classical forms.

All three works will be presented each night.

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The New Original Works Festival is made possible by generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rosenfeld Fund for Special Projects, and REDCAT Circle donors.

Associated Images: 

THU 7/25
8:30 pm
FRI 7/26
8:30 pm
SAT 7/27
8:30 pm


G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff