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BOJANA CVEJIĆ ON WAR AND DANCE

Bojana Cvejić—philosopher, performance theorist, and author of Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance—will give a lecture this week at Redcat on war and dance. “At what moment, in the post-war era, did war surface as the political unconscious of postmodern and contemporary dance for dancers and choreographers? This does not mean […]

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IN MEMORIAM

Printed Matter will remember Shannon Michael Cane, their Art Book Fair and editions curator, who passed away this month.   SHANNON MICHAEL CANE MEMORIAL GATHERING, Saturday, November 18, at 3 pm. MoMA PS1, 2nd floor, 2-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City. SHANNON MICHAEL CANE MEMORIAL CELEBRATION, Saturday, November 18, from 9 pm to midnight. JULIUS’ BAR, […]

Dancer–choreographer Dada Masilo in Refuse the Hour, by William Kentridge and Philip Miller, Brooklyn Academy of Music
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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE — REFUSE THE HOUR

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 […]

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ARIEL PINK AT THE REGENT

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. […]

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JULIE DASH AND AVA DUVERNAY IN CONVERSATION

See Julie Dash’s groundbreaking film DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, and stay for a post-screening conversation with Dash and Ava DuVernay. This is an Array event, an arts collective founded in 2010 by DuVernay, “dedicated to the amplification of films by people of color and women filmmakers.”*   DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST and JULIE DASH AND AVA DUVERNAY […]