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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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LOS CAIFANES AT AFI

A pair of upper-middle-class party goers leave their revels and stumble into what they thought was an abandoned car. It actually belongs to the leader of the gang Los Caifanes (“the big shots”), and so begins a serendipitous journey through the cabarets and dives of 1960s Mexico City, “all set to the social turmoil and […]

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ATE NINE AND GLENN KOTCHE AT ROYCE HALL

“We need to gamble way more than we do—in dance and in life. With time and age we gamble less and less—less with our money, less with our hearts, because we’ve known pain. With improvisation you seek out pleasure, and with that comes discovery. And often what you discover is what you don’t know. There […]

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JASON MORAN’S MONK AT TOWN HALL

On Friday night, in celebration of Thelonious Monk’s centenary, CAP UCLA presents pianist JASON MORAN—IN MY MIND, MONK AT TOWN HALL 1959. This multimedia project brings Moran’s group Big Bandwagon—Jason Moran, (piano), Wallace Roney II (trumpet), Immanuel Wilkins (alto sax), Walter Smith III (tenor sax), Frank Lacy (trombone), Bob Stewart (tuba), Tarus Mateen (bass), Nasheet Waits (drums)—to the ornate Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. In addition to […]

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MAKAN AND SCHEIB’S PERSONA

PERSONA—composition by Keeril Makan, libretto and direction by Jay Scheib—is a 90-minute opera based on Ingmar Bergman’s classic psychological investigation of identity, doubling, and mutation. A famous actress, in the middle of a performance of Elektra, suddenly stops speaking. A caregiver is hired and begins to talk for both of them, explicating her plans and […]