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FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES

“I believe that irony is still a very useful tool to create meaning. For me, irony stops information in its tracks and makes it unravel.” — Felix Gonzalez–Torres* A visitor to FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES (at David Zwirner in New York), confronted by a room-dividing wall of glass beads hanging from the ceiling, sticks out his hand and runs […]

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"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

Tom Clark, left, set upon by revelers in The Infernal Galop. Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures
Image credit: The Wallis

MATTHEW BOURNE’S EARLY ADVENTURES

Los Angeles is the North American home-away-from-home for British choreographer/entrepreneur Matthew Bourne and his dance company New Adventures. Over the years, local audiences have flocked to his interpretations of Edward Scissorhands, Sleeping Beauty, The Postman Always Rings Twice with music by Bizet (The Car Man), Harold Pinter and Joseph Losey’s The Servant (Play without Words), […]

K8 HARDY AND RAÚL DE NIEVES AT PARTICIPANT

“In K8 Hardy’s performances, the body makes itself a transmitter in order to update and queer the world with its broadcasts….If contemporary art is first and foremost a system for producing subjects in the form of contemporary artists…it’s probably time for artists to rethink their own role in this system’s reproduction….Instead of simply feeding the […]

LEILAH WEINRAUB’S SHAKEDOWN

In the last screening of the 2017 Whitney Biennial Film Program, Leilah Weinraub presents her new film SHAKEDOWN, “an intoxicating, dreamlike portrait of Los Angeles’ African-American lesbian strip club scene, in which a network of female performers attached to a weekly party called Shakedown take center stage. SHAKEDOWN chronicles the personal and professional relationships of […]

Eve Mutso as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Nancy Meckler and choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa 
Photograph by Andy Ross
Image credit: Scottish Ballet

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE — SCOTTISH BALLET

The Scottish Ballet heightens the eroticism of Tennessee Williams’ A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE in a Los Angeles premiere this weekend at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. “Instead of what was once a reflection of a misogynistic society where feminism had no say, choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, working closely with acclaimed theater director Nancy Meckler, lends a unique female […]