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PARSONS DANCE AT THE JOYCE

UpEnd (2017), choreographed by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons.
Image credit: Parsons Dance

Parsons Dance will present two world premieres during its May 2017 engagement at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea. DANIEL (2017), choreographed by Omar Roman De Jesus, which “explores the youthful and uninhibited pursuit of joy,” was inspired by the choreographer’s work with dancers on the autism spectrum.* UP END (2017), choreographed by Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie and company founder […]

PATRICK STAFF — WEED KILLER

The next time you’re at MOCA Grand Avenue (before July 4), grab a beanbag chair and check out Patrick Staff‘s new 17-minute video piece WEED KILLER (2017), curated by Lanka Tattersall. “The intersection of gender, illness, and contamination is the focal point of the video installation, [which] was inspired by artist-writer Catherine Lord’s memoir The […]

JAKOB KOLDING IN GENEVA

Jakob Kolding, Houseplants, 2017
© Jakob Kolding
Image credit: CEC, Geneva

Jakob Kolding—a Danish artist with recent shows in Berlin (ACUD), Chicago (Neubauer Collegium), Los Angeles and New York (Team Gallery)—and the Centre d’édition contemporaine in Geneva present the new exhibition THE OUTSIDE OR THE INSIDE OF THE INTERNALISED EXTERNALISED. For this show, Kolding proposes “a scenography reminiscent of 19th century dioramas or the photomontages of the […]

WOLFGANG TILLMANS

Wolfgang Tillmans, La Palma, 2014
© Wolfgang Tillmans
Image credit: Tate Modern

Two opportunities to see the work of Wolfgang Tillmans: In his first exhibition at Tate Modern, a selection of photographs, recorded music, publications, videos, and digital slide projections by Tillmans since 2003 are now on view through the first week of June.   WOLFGANG TILLMANS: 2017, through June 11 TATE MODERN, Bankside, London tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/wolfgang-tillmans-2017   […]

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY

Martha Graham and Erick Hawkins at Bennington College, 1938
Photograph by Barbara Morgan (co-founder of Aperture).
Image credit: Haggerty Museum

In a program unique to Los Angeles, the Martha Graham Dance Company presents MARTHA GRAHAM AND AMERICAN MUSIC on Saturday night at the CSUN Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. As a prelude to the performance, the troupe’s dancers will be joined by CSUN alumni and selected local dancers in the opening number PANORAMA. The main program […]

ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH AT THE HAMMER

“…Supermarkets, assembly-lines, teen-posts firmly shuttered, one after another. Old structures stand and rot in the sun….decrepit schools, poorly funded community services, inadequate health services, jammed low-income housing. It is the fallout that has firmly secured the media’s eye, not the abundant reasons for it.” — Lynell George, 1992* To mark the 25 years since the […]

FRANCES STARK’S MAGIC FLUTE

Frances Stark, during the production of The Magic Flute.
Image credit: Alexa Karolinski

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents the World Premiere of Frances Stark’s THE MAGIC FLUTE, a new film version of Mozart’s opera wherein the vocal element has been removed—the arias will be played by a group of young musicians, not sung—and the audience will access the libretto via title cards. “With the libretto […]