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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 […]

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 […]

ALEX ALMARAZ AT REDCAT

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In A TATTOOED MAN—Alex Almaraz’s autobiographical piece recently seen at Highways and returning to the stage this weekend at Redcat—his “choreographic choices reveal a deeply emotional story; his style of movement convey intense vulnerability. With repetitive shaking and swaying motifs, as well as combating gestures conjuring simultaneous pride and desperation, A TATTOOED MAN is nuanced and […]

LAIDA LERTXUNDI AT REDCAT

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“A certain trajectory of being lost is drawn across sparsely populated mountain regions while physical processes from heartbeat to orgasm shape image, sound, and color patterns until the horizon is reached.” – Laida Lertxundi, on her 16mm film VIVIR* This week, Lertxundi presents the world premiere of her new work WORDS, PLANETS, part of a multi-film bill […]

SONIA WIEDER-ATHERTON’S CHANTAL

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This week at Redcat, cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton – the life partner of Chantal Akerman and a strong influence on the late filmmaker’s use of music in her work – will perform her tribute piece CHANTAL?, conceived by Wieder-Atherton and Renaud Bouchard-Gonzalez. “I wanted to play along with her, her every move, her silences, her dancing at […]

LUMINOUS PROCURESS

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Steve Seid—a former curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive—led BAMPFA’s recent restoration of LUMINOUS PROCURESS (1971), and will co-present the film at Redcat with Dirty Looks and Bradford Nordeen.* This San Francisco Satyricon (and the film debut of The Cockettes), is “a lavishly appointed queer underground epic,” and the only feature film directed by the late, great Dalí protégé […]

VIVIENNE DICK

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Vivienne Dick arrived in New York City from Ireland just as second-wave feminism was rising and Manhattan was crumbling. In the 1970s, you could move to the city with little in your pocket, live in a flat with the bathtub in the kitchen, survive on a part-time salary, and go out every night… unaware that […]