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SONDHEIM’S FOLLIES

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FOLLIES—a psychological, philosophical memory play with showstoppers (“Broadway Baby,” “Who’s That Woman,” “Losing My Mind,” and the trouper’s biographical tour de force “I’m Still Here”)—is Sondheim at zenith, brilliantly staged in its current London revival by director Dominic Cooke, and available to Los Angeles audiences via a series of National Theatre Live screenings presented at UCLA […]

RYOJI IKEDA AT ACE

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Music and visual artist, “arch data manipulator” Ryoji Ikeda brings two programs to downtown Los Angeles this week: FORMULA [ver.2.3] (2000–) will be featured on opening night, and Program II will include C⁴ I (2004–). DATAMATICS [ver.2.0] (2006–) will close out both nights. Ikeda’s “highly charged kinetic environments… probe the essential characteristics of sound and light,” and “bridge the worlds […]

TAYLOR MAC AT TOWN HALL

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In his first New York stage performance since his 24-hour show at St. Ann’s Warehouse a year ago, Taylor Mac brings HOLIDAY SAUCE to Town Hall. “Christmas as calamity. Celebrating the holiday season in all of its dysfunction, Taylor Mac is joined by longtime collaborators designer Machine Dazzle, music director Matt Ray, and a band […]

DUDAMEL IN PARIS

Los Angeles Philharmonic music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel will conduct a drastically reworked LA BOHÈME at the Opéra National de Paris through December 21. after which date Manuel López-Gómez picks up the baton.  Director Claus Guth has set Puccini’s story of Mimi, Rodolfo, Musetta, and Marcello at the end of the twenty-first century, staging a futuristic vision […]

MALPASO DANCE COMPANY

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The Malpaso Dance Company will perform in Los Angeles on Saturday as part of the Music Center’s PST: LA/LA program CUBA: ANTES/AHORA. Both the matinee and evening shows will include 24 HORAS Y UN PERRO, choreographed by company founder and artistic director Osnel Delgado, and accompanied by a live set by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro […]

YISSY GARCIA, TELMARY DIAZ, AND PANCHO AMAT

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This week, the Annenberg Space for Photography presents a panel and live demonstration by three master musicians from Cuba. As part of the Music Center’s program CUBA: ANTES/AHORA, tres guitarist Pancho Amat, percussionist Yissy Garcia, and rapper/spoken-word artist Telmary Diaz will perform, and join DJ/jourmalist/professor Betto Arcos for a conversation about the evolution of Cuba’s arts […]

LYDIA GARCÍA MILLÁN’S COLOR

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As part of Ismo, Ismo, Ismo: Cine experimental en América Latina, the Hammer hosts a rare screening of Lydia García Millán’s COLOR (1955), one of the first abstract experimental films out of Latin America. Shot when García was still a teen—and preceding similar work by Stan Brakhage—COLOR is part of an evening of work by women filmmakers, including Vivian […]