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MIWA MATREYEK AND MORGAN SORNE

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

Ivo van Hove and the Comédie Française meet at the Armory for a performance/installation art production of Luchino Visconti’s THE DAMNED 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 […]

THE HUBBARD COLLECTIVE

The Hubbard Collective—Irishia Hubbard’s performance group—will perform THE DEVIL’S FRIEND this week at Highways, accompanied by the sounds of the São Paulo band Barbatuques.   THE HUBBARD COLLECTIVE—THE DEVIL’S FRIEND Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, at 8:30 pm. HIGHWAYS PERFORMANCE SPACE, 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica. highwaysperformance.org/hubbard-collective Irishia Hubbard. Image credit: Idyllwild Arts.

BASHIR DAVIID NAIM’S PERSON

Bashir Daviid Naim hosts the latest edition of PERSON, a club night and performance series co-founded by the artist. Dia Dear, Davia Spain, and Elliot Reed will perform, along with DJs Bbyshamu, Baexploitation, and Ramdasha.   PERSON, Tuesday, July 3, 9:30 pm. LAXART, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood. * laxart.org/person-with-bashir-daviid-naim Image credit: Bashir Daviid Naim Twitter.

THE DANCES OF ED MOCK

“Ed Mock is the missing choreographic link between Alvin Ailey, Anna Halprin, and Bill T. Jones. He is my direct predecessor, creatively. We—artists, black queers, Bay Area dancers, gay men—have to extract our collective past and create the historical record.”* — Brontez Purnell Dirty Looks On Location premieres the debut feature film by artist, choreographer, punk […]

THE STORY OF THE SLITS

The last show by the Ex-Stains will cap off an evening at the Regent celebrating The Slits. HERE TO BE HEARD—THE STORY OF THE SLITS, the new documentary by William E. Badgley, will screen, and a Q & A with Badgley and Ex-Stains singer Allison Wolfe will follow.   HERE TO BE HEARD—THE STORY OF […]

MISSA BLUE’S BLACK MADONNA

For the performance art piece DOLORES—OUR LADY OF THE SORROWS, Ron Athey and Nacho Nava will present the Los Angeles debut of Missa Blue’s BLACK MADONNA. Blue will be joined by musicians San Cha and Little Annie, movement performer Austyn Rich, and DJ Arshia Fatima Haq.   DOLORES—OUR LADY OF THE SORROWS, Sunday, June 24, […]