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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE — REFUSE THE HOUR

Dancer–choreographer Dada Masilo in Refuse the Hour, by William Kentridge and Philip Miller, Brooklyn Academy of Music
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This weekend, artist-filmmaker-stage designer-provocateur William Kentridge brings his chamber opera REFUSE THE HOUR to Royce Hall for two performances. Both a five-channel video installation for Documenta 2012, and a live music piece for the Festival d’Avignon that same year, REFUSE THE HOUR—narrated by Kentridge and composed by his longtime collaborator Philip Miller—begins with the myth of […]

ARIEL PINK AT THE REGENT

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Ariel Pink returns to the Regent Theater this weekend, the last stop on his recent tour for the new album Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (on Mexican Summer). Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates open the show.   ARIEL PINK, Friday, November 17, at 8 pm. REGENT THEATER, 448 South Main Street, downtown Los Angeles. spacelandpresents.com/event-ariel-pink-los-angeles ariel-pink.com Ariel Pink. […]

ATE NINE AND GLENN KOTCHE AT ROYCE HALL

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“We need to gamble way more than we do—in dance and in life. With time and age we gamble less and less—less with our money, less with our hearts, because we’ve known pain. With improvisation you seek out pleasure, and with that comes discovery. And often what you discover is what you don’t know. There […]

JASON MORAN’S MONK AT TOWN HALL

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On Friday night, in celebration of Thelonious Monk’s centenary, CAP UCLA presents pianist JASON MORAN—IN MY MIND, MONK AT TOWN HALL 1959. This multimedia project brings Moran’s group Big Bandwagon—Jason Moran, (piano), Wallace Roney II (trumpet), Immanuel Wilkins (alto sax), Walter Smith III (tenor sax), Frank Lacy (trombone), Bob Stewart (tuba), Tarus Mateen (bass), Nasheet Waits (drums)—to the ornate Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. In addition to […]

MAKAN AND SCHEIB’S PERSONA

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PERSONA—composition by Keeril Makan, libretto and direction by Jay Scheib—is a 90-minute opera based on Ingmar Bergman’s classic psychological investigation of identity, doubling, and mutation. A famous actress, in the middle of a performance of Elektra, suddenly stops speaking. A caregiver is hired and begins to talk for both of them, explicating her plans and […]

CLUB 57 AT MOMA — OPENING NIGHT

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Eric Marciano—director of The Age of Insects and four other films in MoMA’s collection—reports from the opening night of the museum’s new exhibition CLUB 57: FILM, PERFORMANCE, AND ART IN THE EAST VILLAGE, 1978–1983:  “The reception at MoMA was stunning! I know that we will never again see that group of people together in one place at one […]

CLAIROBSCUR DANCE — BEHIND THE OCULUS

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This weekend, Clairobscur Dance founder and choreographer Laurie Sefton presents the creation of a new work at BEHIND THE OCULUS, an open rehearsal, reception, and fundraiser for the company. The afternoon will also include the world premiere of Clairobscur’s VR360 film:  EDGE OF THE SKY. Live music will be provided by the Westside Jazz Collective […]