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SONIA WIEDER-ATHERTON’S CHANTAL

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This week at Redcat, cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton – the life partner of Chantal Akerman and a strong influence on the late filmmaker’s use of music in her work – will perform her tribute piece CHANTAL?, conceived by Wieder-Atherton and Renaud Bouchard-Gonzalez. “I wanted to play along with her, her every move, her silences, her dancing at […]

GRACE JONES

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“If the lights should go out, if the sound fails, I can still hold the audience. In the dark, without any trimmings. It’s a lonely place, but it’s a fascinating lonely place.” – Grace Jones Jones is in her sixties and she can’t understand why everyone nowadays goes to bed so early. Party-goers in New York […]

STARDUST — COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET

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STARDUST, a new work by Complexions Contemporary Ballet celebrating the music of David Bowie, will be performed at the Music Center this weekend in its Los Angeles premiere. For many years following the 1972 release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Bowie had discussed staging alternative versions of […]

L.A. DANCE PROJECT AT THE WALLIS

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The Los Angeles company premieres of Benjamin Millepied’s SARABANDE and Ohad Naharin’s YAG are among the highlights of L.A. Dance Project’s spring season at The Wallis. Also on the bill: the three Graham pas de deux that make up MARTHA GRAHAM DUETS, and HELIX, choreographed by Justin Peck and set to music by Esa-Pekka Salonen. For […]

AHMET ERTEGUN

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“I first met [Ahmet Ertegun] at a time when his hegemony in the music business had reached a climax. For some time after that, I tried to find the locus of his authority and could not. I was by turns infatuated and disappointed. In time, I learned that this was appropriate—that Ahmet was himself always […]

JULIA BULLOCK

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Julia Bullock—who brought the house down at Disney Hall last year at the Franz Schubert/Samuel Beckett concert and performance—will sing a program in Santa Barbara ranging from Schubert and Samuel Barber to Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. John Arida will accompany Bullock on piano.   JULIA BULLOCK, Tuesday, April 3, at 7 pm. HAHN HALL, UCSB, […]

ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE

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In one of the most artistically successful collaborations ever presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the L.A. Opera has joined with the Hamburg Ballet’s John Neumeier and the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago to bring Gluck’s ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE to the stage. Neumeier—who directed, choreographed, and designed the sets, costumes, and lighting—guides his singers and dancers across […]