Category Archives: PERFORMANCE

REIMAGINING EQUALITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join artist and activist Jerri Allyn, National Women’s Law Center Justice Sarah David Heydemann, UCSB Associate Dean Aida Hurtado, executive director of The Gathering for Justice and activist Carmen Perez-Jordan, Woke Vote creator DeJuana Thompson, Equis Labs co-founder and president Stephanie Valencia, Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams, and writer, editor, and transgender rights activist Raquel Willis for the virtual National Women’s Rights Convention, a full day of conversations “about the interplay of voter suppression, unequal employment and economic opportunities, and womanhood intersections.”*

Presented by LACMA, the event will also include the performance Kristina Wong for Public Office: Live from her Home!  (Wong will reprise this performance on Friday, October 23 for USC‘s Visions and Voices program.)

See link below to r.s.v.p. to Wednesday’s convention.

NATIONAL WOMEN’S RIGHTS CONVENTION—REIMAGINING EQUALITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY*

LACMA

Wednesday, October 14.

9:30 am to 5 pm on the West Coast; 12:30 pm to 8 pm East Coast.

From top: Kristina Wong, Kristina Wong for Public Office, photograph courtesy and © the artist; Nikema Williams, image courtesy and © the Georgia State Senator; DeJuana Thompson, photograph courtesy and © Thompson; Aida Hurtado, photograph courtesy and © Hurtado; Raquel Willis, photograph courtesy and © Willis; Jerri Allyn, photograph courtesy and © Allyn; Stephanie Valencia, photograph courtesy and © Valencia; Carmen Perez-Jordan in January 2017, photograph courtesy and © Perez-Jordan.

MANIFESTA 13 — V. JOURDAIN AND HUGUES JOURDAIN

INVISIBLE ARCHIVES #7 at Manifesta 13 Marseille is a collaboration between artist V. Jourdain, actor Hugues Jourdain, and the Mémoire des Sexualités, investigating and interpreting the archive of the organization’s local branch.

INVISIBLE ARCHIVES #7

MANIFESTA 13 MARSEILLE

Through October 24.

Tiers QG

57 rue Bernard du Bois, Marseille.

From top: Le gai pied, no. 1, April 1979, image courtesy and © Mémoire des Sexualités; V. Jourdain, Dyke Monument, 2020; V. Jourdain, Les confinées, 2020; Paris Match feature; Hugues Jourdain in Dans ma chambre (2018) (2), photographs by Christophe Raynaud de Lage, images courtesy and © the actor and the photographer; card image courtesy and © Mémoire des Sexualités.

PATRISSE CULLORS — MALCOLM X REVISITED

From the Crenshaw Dairy Mart artist collective focused on trauma-induced conditions of injustice to scripting the season finale of Good Trouble on Hulu—a show about communities of color, women, queer, and trans folk living in Los Angeles—artist, organizer, BLM co-founder, and freedom fighter Patrisse Cullors thrives on speaking out through art alongside other inspiring creators.

Redcat presents the premiere of Cullors’ virtual event MALCOLM X REVISITED, a new commissioned video work recorded exclusively for the venue. The work explores the iconic historical figure Malcolm X and the current impact of the movement for Black lives.*

See link below for details.

PATRISSE CULLORS—MALCOLM X REVISITED*

Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3.

8 pm on the West Coast; 11 pm East Coast.

Redcat

From top: Malcolm X; Patrisse Cullors on set for Malcolm Revisited, photograph by Alexandre Dorriz, image courtesy and © Cullors and the photographert; Cullors, image courtesy and © the artist; Malcolm X and Alex Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965), courtesy and © Grove Press.

EMMA WOLF-HAUGH — DOMESTIC OPTIMISM

DOMESTIC OPTIMISM—a show by Emma Wolf-Haugh—opens this month in Austria.

An exhibition about mangled and mistold modernist legacies, the project begins with furniture, inanimate objects that come loaded with social connections and invisible histories. Through the displacement of cultural detritus Wolf-Haugh retells modernist architectural history in the collective key of queer-feminist and decolonial practices, continually unearthing filth in times of hygiene, and complicating things that were never simple to begin with.*

EMMA WOLF-HAUGH—DOMESTIC OPTIMISM

ACT ONE—MODERNISM: A LESBIAN LOVE STORY*

Opening: Thursday, September 24, 3 pm to 7 pm.

Exhibition on view through November 20.

Grazer Kunstverein

Palais Trauttmansdorff

Burggasse 4, Graz.

Emma Wolf-Haugh, Domestic Optimism, Act One—Modernism: A Lesbian Love Story, Grazer Kunstverein, September 24, 2020–November 20, 2020. Images courtesy and © the artist.

LADP PREMIERES — DRIVE-IN DANCES

L. A. Dance Project presents two world premieres and brings live performance back to its Los Angeles home with DRIVE-IN DANCES, a monthlong outdoor program. Audience members drive up and park in LADP’s lot, staying in their cars to view the performances.

SOLO AT DUSK—choreographed by Bobbi Jene Smith in collaboration with Or Schraiber and the dancers—premieres this week, followed in mid-September by THE BETWEENS, a work by Jermaine Spivey and Spenser Theberge in collaboration with the dancers.

See links below for details.

L. A. DANCE PROJECT—DRIVE-IN DANCES

SOLO AT DUSK

Thursday through Saturday, September 10–12, September 24–26, and October 10, at 7:30 pm.

Sunday, September 13, September 27, and October 11, at 6 pm.

THE BETWEENS

Thursday through Saturday, September 17–19, October 1–3, and October 8–9, at 7:30 pm.

Sunday, September 20 and October 4, at 6 pm.

LADP

2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles.

L. A. Dance Project, Drive-In Dances rehearsal photographs—from top—by Josh S. Rose (1), Benjamin Millepied (3), Rose (2), and Lorrin Brubaker (3). Images courtesy and © the photographers, the dancers, and LADP.