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MISS BERLIN FRAMED

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“A growing, medial archive of performative scenes, roles and places performed live. Between movement and frozen images in the medium and also with MISS BERLIN FRAMED. “A field of tension live and in the projection. A back-and-forth. Who wins is unclear, and it is also not the question.”* Sabine Reinfeld brings her performance piece MISS BERLIN FRAMED to Los Angeles […]

NOW FESTIVAL WEEK TWO AT REDCAT

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There are two more nights of Week Two of Redcat’s indispensable NOW FESTIVAL 2018. The weekend bill includes Milka Djordjevich’s CORPS (her new collaboration with composer Chris Peck), Sebastian Hernandez’s piece for three dancers HYPANTHIUM, and KyungHwa Lee’s MALLEABLE BODIES—FLUSSER, PLASTICITY, AND THE CORSET, an installation/critique utilizing 3-D printing, virtual reality, and six performing bodies. NOW FESTIVAL 2018—WEEK […]

GARDEN OF MEMORY

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Curated by Mouna Mekouar, GARDEN OF MEMORY is an “ongoing conversation” exploring “bodily communication and intimacy” between the poet and painter Etel Adnan, the sculptor Simone Fattal, and the theater artist Robert Wilson. Music by Michael Galasso—played under Wilson’s reading of Adnan’s poem “Conversation with My Soul (III)”—provides an additional element to the exhibition.   GARDEN […]

REZA ABDOH

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The first large-scale retrospective of the theater and performance art work of the late, great Reza Abdoh highlights “the video works that Abdoh produced for his performances, and an installation based on his 1991 production BOGEYMAN. The exhibition also includes contextual materials reflecting the club scenes in both Los Angeles and New York, the culture wars […]

MIWA MATREYEK AND MORGAN SORNE

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The animator and performer Miwa Matreyek will collaborate with five-octave vocalist Morgan Sorne this week as part of Week One of Redcat’s NOW FESTIVAL 2018. EAT YOUR YOUNG is a “visual kaleidoscope of complex shape-shifting imagery of the anthropocene,” and will be performed nightly.* Also on the bill: SOLID, LIKE A ROCK—a dance piece from […]

IVO VAN HOVE’S THE DAMNED

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Ivo van Hove and the Comédie Française meet at the Armory for a performance/installation art production of Luchino Visconti’s THEDAMNED that combines live actors, musicians, and a roving videographer.   THE DAMNED, directed by Ivo van Hove, through July 28. IVO VAN HOVE and LAURIE ANDERSON in conversation, Thursday, July 19, at 6 pm. PARK […]

ARTURO UI AT CITY GARAGE

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Is there a through line from Capone’s Chicago and Hitler’s Germany to the current Washington interregnum? Director Frédérique Michel and producer Charles Duncombe make a good case in their City Garage production of Bertolt Brecht’s THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, featuring a very strong performance by Andrew Loviska in the title role.   THE […]